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

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 Port Jefferson is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Setauket 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 1990, 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

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Setauket, NY home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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 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 Setauket, 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

In Setauket, NY, SERVPRO of Port Jefferson is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (631) 476-5300 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.