Stony Brook, NY Mold Damage Remediation
The Threats of Mold Development in Stony Brook Homes
With our position on Long Island and so many harbors, lakes, streams, and creeks in the region, it is no surprise that we are a humid continental climate. This classification means that homes and businesses battle a higher moisture content in the area all year round, making it challenging to avoid circumstances like mold development in poorly ventilated or damp areas. Historic structures can often be at the most considerable risks, like Zachariah Hawkins Homestead or the Stony Brook Grist Mill without as many outlets for ventilation and dehumidification.
Mold Remediation Strategies
When mold is discovered in Stony Brook, environmental testing is often recommended to determine the level of remediation work that must be done. This preliminary action can help ensure that Stony Brook University dorms, The Jazz Loft, and West Meadow Beach structures that can be high-traffic areas are not shut down unnecessarily. When remediation is necessary, this can often fall to several approaches ranging from abrasive cleaning with products and soda blasting to controlled demolition.
Mold Damage Repairs
With a team of in-house contractors, we can provide long-term options for reducing recurrences of mold colonization. Often moist areas like the basement of your home or low-traffic storage areas of the Flax Pond Marine Laboratory or the Research and Development Park can battle mold growth and persistent dampness. Installing dehumidifiers and repairing compromised portions of masonry can prevent the mold from returning in the same way.
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
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 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 Stony Brook residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
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
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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
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 Stony Brook, 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 Stony Brook, 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.