Seaford, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Being a harbor community of Long Island in Nassau County, many of the structures here, from the Seaford Public Library to the Tackapausha Museum and Preserve, could become victims of rapidly developing mold concerns. Our SERVPRO professionals understand how widespread mold damage can be, so we react fast to help with:

  • Attic mold
  • Black mold
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold specialists
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold damage repairs

Starting Containment for Mold Remediation in Seaford Properties

Among the chief concerns for our responding remediators is establishing a work area with definite boundaries and perimeters. Remediation can be substantially more challenging without preventing the spread of active spores. Poly-sheeting installed over wood framing or structural openings can help SERVPRO professionals regulate temperature and airflow for rapid drying. 

Is Attic Mold Common in Seaford Homes? 

With the possibilities of significant weather events like blizzards or torrential rainfall, vulnerabilities to a home’s structural envelope are not uncommon. When weak points exist in the home’s roof system, water can penetrate the attic space and develop into mold.  

Does Mold Removal Include Odors Trapped in Seaford Residences? 

Even with the mold colonies removed, lasting effects like odors can prove troublesome for homes and properties like Seaford High School. Deodorization is one of the final steps of mold remediation by our SERVPRO team, including several powerful tools like portable foggers and ozone generators.

See more about attic mold and black mold removal services on our main page.

SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (516) 809-9600

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Seaford residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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 - (516) 809-9600

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

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

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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Seaford, 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 (516) 809-9600 and we will be on our way to help.