Forest Hills Gardens, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be a formidable and damaging presence to homes and businesses, making the safe removal and cleaning of properties vital. Whether it is the historical venues that once helped household musical artists The Ramones and Simon & Garfunkel to stardom, or the Childhood Home of Peter Parker Museum, mold remediation can protect items and structural elements however these properties require.  

Can Mold Inspections Help Your Forest Hills Gardens Home?

Mold inspections are much needed for properties and homes. Our production manager can first look over the house with the property owner and determine customer priorities and the best remediation approach to reduce as much damage as possible. 

How Can Mold Remediation Begin for Forest Hills Gardens Properties?  

There is no mistaking the importance of remediating active colonization when mold gets discovered. With thousands of residences throughout Forest Hills Gardens, the solution for each of these properties differs based on the building materials and the moisture conditions of the household. Our experienced team helps with:

  • Mold removal
  • black mold
  • attic mold removal
  • basement mold remediation
  • bathroom mold removal
  • mold inspections

Are Odors Harsh During Forest Hills Gardens Bathroom Mold Removal? 

Mold can produce volatile organic compounds that overwhelm rooms and their contents with musty odors. We have multiple deodorizing tools and products to help this venture, beginning with foggers and hydroxyl machines. 

Learn more about mold damage repairs and remediation strategies on our main page. 

SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (718) 381-3702

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Emergency

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Forest Hills Gardens residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (718) 381-3702

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. 

Step 3: Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Forest Hills Gardens, NY home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.

SERVPRO knows Mold

SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Forest Hills Gardens, NY. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (718) 381-3702 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.