Glen Cove, NY Mold Damage Remediation

With so many properties built along Hempstead Bay and near our piece of Long Island coastline, the threats of storm damage or humidity concerns are high. With cultural centers like the Holocaust Memorial & Tolerance Center or the North Shore Historical Museum, the need for efficient mold removal is pressing. 

Inspections by Mold Specialists  

Our experienced remediation professionals can help with thorough inspections. Identifying damage and affected contents can show where direct cleaning and restoration are necessary.  

What Mold Remediation Efforts Protect Glen Cove Properties?

Choosing the appropriate remediation strategies involve data collected by the inspections when our team first arrives. The correct removal technique can substantially help with managing: 

  • Black mold
  • Attic mold removal
  • Mold remediation
  • Mold inspections
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation

Containing Microbes During Glen Cove Bathroom Mold Removal  

Containment is a need for all mold damage remediation efforts. Preventing the movement of microbes to new areas often relies most directly on physical barriers created with plastic sheeting over structural openings to the bathroom or other affected rooms. 

Can Black Mold Odors Get Removed from Glen Cove Homes? 

Odors are a severe concern for homeowners after mold damage. Musty smells penetrate many areas of the house far beyond the main damage area, so deodorizing building materials, the HVAC system, and other sensitive materials are critical to managing this threat. 

For more on black mold damage repairs or mold remediation, see our main page. 

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (516) 671-1919

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 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

SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Glen Cove 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 - (516) 671-1919

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 carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. 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 Glen Cove, 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 Glen Cove / Jericho 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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Glen Cove / Jericho we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Glen Cove, NY. 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 (516) 671-1919 and we will be on our way to help.