Ridge, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Does Mold Pose a Threat to Ridge Homes?
The discovery of mold growth in your Ridge property can be alarming, especially when you are unsure how widespread the situation has become. Environmental testing conducted by our SERVPRO of Port Jefferson team can help to identify the severity of the condition and what steps are necessary for remediation and restoration. With so many homes and businesses near the Peconic River, Deep Pond, and Long Island Sound, it is challenging to avoid elevated humidity and more significant moisture content in the environment.
Removing Mold Colonies
Remediation focuses most on removing active mold colonization over the complete removal of all spores present in the structure. For historic structures like Wardenclyffe to modern construction like The Shoppes at East Wind, deliberate colony removal requires several potential approaches that vary based on the type of material exposed, the severity of the damage, and the position of the work area. Once containment barriers have gotten established, aggressive removal methods like soda blasting and sanding can occur without interrupting the daily operations of institutions like Tesla Science Center or Ridge School.
Mold Damage Repairs for Ridge Structures
It is not often that controlled demolition can get entirely avoided. As a leading mold remediation company for Suffolk County, we can offer both experienced remediators and general contractors to limit the costs for customers. A seamless transition to repairs and reconstruction ensures that we can help your Leisure Knoll Community home as easily as the accommodations around Lake Panamoka.
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson
- 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 – (631) 476-5300
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 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 Port Jefferson is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Ridge 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 2190, 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:
- Setauket, NY
- Rocky Point, NY
- Stony Brook, NY
- Ridge, NY
- Miller Place, NY
- Mount Sinai, NY
- Middle Island, NY
- Port Jefferson, NY
- Port Jefferson Station, NY
- Sound Beach, NY
- Poquot, NY
- Belle Terre, NY
- Shoreham, NY
- East Setauket, NY
- Old Field, NY
- Strongs Neck, NY
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) 476-5300
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
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Ridge, 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
SERVPRO of Port Jefferson has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Ridge, 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) 476-5300 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.