Niagara Falls, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Mold can be a highly damaging event for area homes and businesses. Our team understands the urgency when thousands are impacted by microbial threats at Niagara University or Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center or when a single-family home suffers the same fate.
Mold Removal Strategies in Niagara Falls Residences
There is no one type of mold remediation that is ideal for every restoration situation. Careful consideration must go into the choice of strategy, Which often hinges on the condition of the hosting material and the severity of colonization in this area of the house. Choosing appropriately can improve the efficiencies of all aspects of mold recovery, including:
- Water removal services
- Mold remediation
- Black mold damage repairs
Can Containment Help the Remediation Process?
Another way to improve remediation efficiencies in every aspect is to employ containment strategies as soon as possible. Mold is a rapidly spreading organism, so preventing the migration of microbes can reduce the time and effort required to overcome threatening colonies.
Are Repairs Needed in All Mold-Damaged Niagara Falls Homes?
Not every mold damage scenario requires repairs and reconstruction. When aggressive tactics are necessary to remove active colonization, this often results in some form of controlled demolition. When repairs and replacement of materials are required, our general contractor license can help make this process more efficient and cost-effective.
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SERVPRO of North Niagara 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 – (716) 299-0330
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 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
SERVPRO of North Niagara County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Niagara Falls 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 2120, 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:
- Niagara Falls, NY
- Lewiston, NY
- Newfane, NY
- Niagara, NY
- Love Canal, NY
- Lasalle, NY
- Hartland, NY
- Barker, NY
- Youngstown, NY
- Sanborn, NY
- Burt, NY
- Appleton, NY
- Olcott, NY
- Wilson, NY
- Tuscarora Nation, 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 - (716) 299-0330
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
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 North Niagara 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
Here at SERVPRO of North Niagara County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Niagara Falls, 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 (716) 299-0330 and we will be on our way to help.