Wantagh, NY Mold Damage Remediation

From the houses and businesses along Wantagh Avenue and Jerusalem Avenue to the historic Wantagh Museum, our coastal community and added water bodies like Mill Pond create perpetual higher environmental moisture. Elevated humidity can take a toll on affected structures, creating the ideal conditions for mold. Our team can help with:

  • mold remediation
  • black mold
  • attic mold
  • mold inspections
  • bathroom mold removal
  • mold specialists

Containment Solutions for Black Mold in Wantagh Homes

There is an urgency for mold removal as these spores can spread rapidly in a moist environment. Plastic sheeting and negative pressure machines can work to contain microbes until the appropriate remediation gets underway. 

Can Cleaning Surfaces Act as Mold Remediation for Wantagh Properties? 

Surface mold can require several remediation practices to remove. Whether it is the Wantagh Station for the Long Island Rail Road or any of the homes for our 19,000 residents, we have several mold removal tactics to employ. Surface techniques like sanding and antimicrobial products are often among the first considered.  

How Does Attic Mold Removal Happen in Wantagh Houses? 

When the attic is the location for mold damage, our SERVPRO professionals act quickly to keep other house areas from also becoming affected. Containment can prevent the spread of spores, but it is efficient mold removal through processes like sandblasting and controlled demolition that complete the job. 

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SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh

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

Understanding Mold

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 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

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Bellmore / Wantagh is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Wantagh community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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

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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Wantagh, 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 Bellmore / Wantagh we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Wantagh, 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.