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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (716) 952-6401

Understanding Mold

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 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:

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 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

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

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 Dunkirk, 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

Here at SERVPRO of Dunkirk, Fredonia we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Dunkirk, 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 (716) 952-6401 and we will be on our way to help.