Waterford, CT Mold Damage Remediation
From the Seaside Sanatorium to large commercial structures like the JayPro facility, mold can be destructive and threatening to homes and businesses alike in New London County. As leading remediation professionals, we can help with
- Mold inspections
- Moisture management
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Mold removal
What Can Containment Do for Active Remediation?
Containment barriers prevent mold spores from moving to new portions of the property. Thick plastic sheeting over structural openings and pathways via the HVAC system keep the work area isolated from the rest of the house to make remediation and restoration more efficient and productive.
What is the Best Mold Removal Tactic for Waterford Homes?
There are dozens of possible mold removal strategies that can vary based on the condition of your home and the location of active colonies. The house inspection can show where remediation is most needed and determine the most efficient and productive solution to eliminating active organisms where they are found throughout the property.
Can Musty Odors Get Fully Removed from Waterford Properties?
Malodors are another challenging obstacle to restoring homes and businesses after mold damage. Volatile organic compounds generated during the production and spread of mold colonies are harsh odors that signal mold damage and formidable remediation. While counteractant products and equipment of our inventory can lessen the severity of musty smells, our deodorization tools finalize this effort.
Our main service page has more on mold removal and mold damage repairs.
SERVPRO of New London
- 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 – (860) 443-2222
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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of New London is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Waterford community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- New London, CT
- West Mystic, CT
- Waterford, CT
- Uncasville, CT
- Stonington, CT
- Pawcatuck, CT
- North Stonington, CT
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 - (860) 443-2222
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
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
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 Waterford, CT 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
Here at SERVPRO of New London we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Waterford, CT. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (860) 443-2222 and we will be on our way to help.