Bedford, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Mold is not unexpected in Westchester County homes, especially considering the severe storm threats that Bedford experiences. We have effective remediation approaches suitable for modern homes as well as the properties in the Bedford Village Historic District.
Are Inspections Necessary for Mold Damage?
The objective of pre-job scoping with mold inspections is to determine where pressing concerns exist and the extent of the damage that exists. Our production manager or crew chief can coordinate with the customer to detail their priorities and focus remediation and mold removal efforts. This process can also allow for the cataloging of content damage for off-site recovery and inventory storage.
The Challenges of Remediating and Cleaning Bedford Properties
Understanding what your property needs after mold exposure can be a challenge. Considering the number of organic materials susceptible to hosting mold colonies in your home, choosing the right remediation strategies becomes important. We are trained to help with:
- Attic mold
- Black mold
- Damage repairs
- Odor removal
- Content cleaning
- Moisture removal
When Are Mold Repairs Needed for Bedford Homes?
Not surprisingly, many of the needs for a home after remediation include reconstruction and repairs. Not only can controlled demolition be a trusted method for eliminating deeply rooted colonization, but repairs can also help to prevent mold recurrences moving forward. We have a general contractor license to provide these services as necessary.
For more on mold remediation services, see our main page.
SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County
- 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 – (914) 241-8100
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 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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Northern Westchester County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Bedford residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Mount Kisco, NY
- Yorktown Heights, NY
- Bedford, NY
- Armonk, NY
- Chappaqua, NY
- Somers, NY
- Pound Ridge, NY
- South Salem, NY
- North Salem, NY
- Lewisboro, 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 - (914) 241-8100
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 Bedford, 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
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
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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Bedford, 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 Northern Westchester County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Bedford, 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 (914) 241-8100 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.