Setauket, NY Mold Damage Remediation

The Threats of Mold Growth for Setauket Properties 

Because we are on Long Island, we in Setauket are never far from a substantial volume of water that can manipulate moisture content in the environment. Suffolk County residences contend with a higher probability of mold development with elevated humidity concerns. Appropriate ventilation is less available in many of the aging structures throughout the Setaukets like the Caroline Church. These construction shortfalls mean that naturally occurring mold spores have an even higher chance of seating and colonizing. 

Content Relocation, Cleaning, and Drying 

The development of mold can have a disastrous impact on your Setauket home's exposed contents and personal belongings. With limited resources available with school buildings such as the Ward Melville High School or even Stony Brook University, protecting exposed contents, books, furniture, and other impacted items can save time and money on mold remediation and property restoration. Relocation can often prevent this damaging exposure, though often on-site drying and surface cleaning with antimicrobial products is necessary. 

Mold Remediation Strategies for Homes and Businesses

Apart from controlled demolition and the necessary mold damage repairs and reconstruction essential after a loss, several remediation strategies can protect and preserve original construction materials. This is vital for properties in the Old Setauket Historic District and Port Jefferson. Mold remediation companies like our SERVPRO team can use tactics such as sanding, soda blasting, and surface cleaning to prevent unnecessary tear-out and reconstruction of mold-damaged structural elements and contents of the property. 

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (631) 476-5300

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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Setauket residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (631) 476-5300

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

SERVPRO of Port Jefferson has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Setauket, 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.