Patchogue, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Efficient Mold Remediation Response for Patchogue Properties

Because of our positioning on the Southern point of Long Island and the environmental conditions common to Suffolk County, it should not be a surprise that many Patchogue homes and businesses battle mold growth every year. As alarming as the presence of microbial organisms might be, it can be a hazard when properties like Stonybrook University and the Long Island Hospital fall into this category. Our SERVPRO of Patchogue mold remediation company can respond quickly to these emergencies to begin practical actions to return the property to its original conditions. 

What Does Professional Mold Remediation Seek to Address? 

Historic properties throughout the region can often be susceptible to the development of mold and damaged by its effects like harsh odors. From the St. Paul's Episcopal Church on Rider Ave to the Old Field Point Lighthouse in our region, excessive moisture can lead to mold development on organic surfaces. Remediation looks to remove the organism where it is found, which often requires preliminary testing and evaluation to ensure that colonization in even its earliest stages gets removed.

Preventing Mold Threats Moving Forward 

From the basement of your Suffolk County home to Briarcliff College or the Smith Haven Mall, long-term construction steps like installing water diversion in basements or permanent dehumidification devices can help regulate the moisture content in the air to reduce the colonization of naturally-occurring mold spores and protect the structural integrity of potentially exposed materials. 

SERVPRO of Patchogue

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 924-1801

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 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

SERVPRO of Patchogue is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Patchogue 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 2250, 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:

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 - (631) 924-1801

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

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

SERVPRO of Patchogue 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 Patchogue has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Patchogue, 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 (631) 924-1801 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.