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
- 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 – (845) 635-4550
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 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Pleasant Valley community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Hyde Park, NY
- Beekman, NY
- Red Hook, NY
- Pleasant Valley, NY
- Rhinebeck, NY
- Lagrangeville, NY
- Pawling, NY
- Stormville, NY
- Dover Plains, NY
- Millbrook, NY
- Millerton, NY
- Staatsburg, NY
- Pine Plains, NY
- Tivoli, 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 - (845) 635-4550
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
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
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
SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Pleasant Valley, 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 (845) 635-4550 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.