Forest Hills, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Nearby bodies of water can elevate conditions like humidity to force the development of mold and microbial threats. With larger institutions like the Plaza College or the Bramson ORT College having on-campus and nearby student housing, the presence of mold in these locations could potentially impact dozens of people simultaneously.
Can Black Mold Be Contained in Forest Hills Homes?
Containing mold damage is vital to prevent unnecessary harm to the property and its contents. Physical barriers prevent migration improve remediation efficiency.
How Does Mold Remediation Change in Forest Hills Properties?
There are several mold remediation options for homes and businesses. Depending on the hosting material and the severity of the damage, options vary from surface treatments through controlled demolition. We help with:
- basement mold remediation
- mold inspections
- black mold damage repairs
- attic mold removal
- mold inspections
- bathroom mold removal
Does Basement Mold Remediation Protect Contents?
Stored items and contents of a household can become damaged and ruined by mold. Our professionals relocate these belongings to a safe place on-site or to our SERVPRO facility while remediation continues.
Why Is Bathroom Mold Removal So Common in Forest Hills?
A bathroom is a typical place for mold development because of the persistent moisture and the lack of adequate ventilation working together. The result is organic materials hosting colonies when damp conditions facilitate greater spore activity.
See the main service page for information on mold removal and remediation.
SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (718) 381-3702
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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Forest Hills community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Queens, NY
- Forest Hills, NY
- Forest Hills Gardens, NY
- Forest Park, NY
- Fresh Pond, NY
- Ridgewood, NY
- Kew Gardens, NY
- Rego Park, NY
- Glendale, NY
- Maspeth, NY
- Middle Village, NY
- Woodhaven, NY
- Richmond Hill, NY
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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
We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
Here at SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Forest Hills, NY. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (718) 381-3702 and we will be on our way to help.