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Do I Need Professional Remediation for Mold in Stony Brook?

9/6/2020 (Permalink)

mold growing in the corner of a room Mold damage can be hard to clean up, especially because you can’t do it yourself. Contact SERVPRO for professional remediation services.

Using Mold Removal Companies Can Reduce the Likelihood of Mold Returning. SERVPRO Offers Mold Remediation to Residents in the Stony Brook Area.

How does mold spread through a property?

Mold particles are microscopic and permeate the indoor environment of your Stony Brook home. In small quantities, these microbial organisms are not a problem. However, when they come into contact with damp surfaces, they can proliferate, causing an unpleasant odor. Porous surfaces like carpets, textiles, insulation, drywall, or woods can aid in spreading mold, which can get out of control without early intervention. Mold remediation covers both the existing site of infestation as well as tracing the mold throughout the home. Sometimes, SERVPRO technicians may need to remove physical barriers to assess how far a mold infestation has spread. When dealing with mold issues, it is essential to establish a containment area to prevent inadvertently spreading spores on clothing or airways to other areas of the home.

How can I prevent mold from spreading during a cleanup?

Most mold removal companies in Stony Brook use aggressive agitation to remove mold colonies and the hyphae that bind them to surfaces. Using blasting equipment or agitation can be aggressive and lift mold particles, and spores, into airways. When performing mold cleanup, it is essential to control the surrounding area to reduce infestation in other areas. Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems should be shut off during cleanup to prevent the possible spread of an outbreak. SERVPRO technicians frequently use blasting methods alongside a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter to capture tiny mold particles.

How can I spot the symptoms of mold in my home?

  • Damp spots in some areas of the home
  • Unpleasant, musty odors
  • Visible signs of mold colonies on walls

Containment is an essential aspect of mold remediation. Contact SERVPRO of Port Jefferson at (631) 476-5300 for responsible cleanup.

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