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

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

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Forest Hills community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2250, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

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

We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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

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

In Forest Hills, NY, SERVPRO of Forest Hills / Ridgewood is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (718) 381-3702 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.