Dunkirk, NY Mold Damage Remediation
Many homes close to Lake Erie and its coastline are susceptible to storm damage and higher humidity. Subsequent mold damage can be a consistent threat to these structures. We can provide efficient remediation services throughout Chautauqua County and beyond.
Effective Remediation of Mold in Dunkirk Properties
Multiple remediation strategies can help homes and businesses after mold exposure. And careful evaluation of the property can help narrow the needed mold removal tactics based on the effective materials and location of the damage. We can help with:
- bathroom mold removal
- controlled demolition
- surface cleaning
- basement mold remediation
- black mold damage repairs
- attic mold removal
Can Contents Be Restored After Mold Damage?
Mold can destroy building materials, but it can also ruin contents when these become hosting materials. Cardboard, for instance, is a welcoming material for mold development, which can ultimately impact and potentially ruin contents stored inside. We work quickly to relocate potentially damaged contents and evaluate each item individually for restoration needs.
Where Do You Find Mold in Dunkirk Homes?
Mold grows in many areas of a damaged home, making it challenging to identify the precise locations of active conversation when this becomes a widespread concern. Certain areas are more prone to moisture conditions and persistent dampness, making them common targets for mold development. These include the attic, basement, and bathroom of your home.
For more on mold removal and remediation, you can see our main service page.
SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia
- 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 – (716) 952-6401
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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Dunkirk community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Dunkirk, NY
- Fredonia , NY
- Westfield , NY
- Gowanda , NY
- Silver Creek, NY
- Dayton , NY
- Franklinville , NY
- Mayville , NY
- Delevan, NY
- Cattaraugus , NY
- Cherry Creek, NY
- Ellicottville , NY
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 - (716) 952-6401
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 Dunkirk, 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 Dunkirk, Fredonia 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
SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Dunkirk, 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 (716) 952-6401 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.