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
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
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 1,700, 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:
- Poughkeepsie, NY
- Hyde Park, NY
- Beekman, NY
- Red Hook, NY
- Pleasant Valley, NY
- Rhinebeck, NY
- Lagrange, 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 specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our water damage 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 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
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
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 Pleasant Valley, NY, SERVPRO of NW & SE Dutchess County 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 (845) 635-4550 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.