Pleasant Valley, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Is Mold Unavoidable for Pleasant Valley Homes?

There are several Pleasant Valley homes with mold in the basement right now. As unthreatening as many might assume these organisms are, they can be instrumental in persistent respiratory concerns for the house's occupants. With the town's positioning around bodies of water like Great Spring Creek and Wappinger Creek, groundwater from springs and persistent humidity create an overwhelming condition for some properties. As a leading mold remediation company in Dutchess County, our SERVPRO professionals have an experienced response to handle mold growth safely.

What Does Mold Remediation Do for Homes?

Remediation differs from removal in that our SERVPRO team does not seek to eliminate naturally occurring mold spores in the environment. Instead, the target is active colonization that emits volatile organic compounds, harsh odors, and deteriorates structural hosts. We can work to eliminate colonization as efficiently as possible through many practices ranging from orbital sanding to mold inhibitors. These steps are critical in high-traffic areas like Milestone Square or the shops we have throughout Main Street.

Preventing Mold from Recurring

Of the hundreds of homes that meet the continual conditions necessary to facilitate mold growth in the basement, long-term solutions to prevent microbial threats can be beneficial. This can even be necessary for some municipal buildings or facilities in town like the Pleasant Valley Town Court or Cady Recreational Park. Water diversion tactics can prevent moisture concerns, and the installation of ventilation or dehumidification equipment can help struggling homes.

SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 635-4550

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 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 NW & SE Dutchess County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Pleasant Valley 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 2210, 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

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 - (845) 635-4550

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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 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 NW & SE Dutchess County 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Pleasant Valley, 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

Here at SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Pleasant Valley, 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 (845) 635-4550 and we will be on our way to help.