Scotch Plains, NJ Mold Damage Remediation
Along creeks and streams through the Raritan Valley, homes in Union County can be impacted by humidity and mold development. From the historical Cannonball House and Stage House Inn within the neighborhood to homes for the nearly 24,000 residents, we can quickly manage developing mold concerns and the damage they can cause.
What Can Mold Inspections Do for Damaged Scotch Plains Properties?
Understanding what your home needs after mold exposure should never be an educated guess. Despite our experience, our SERVPRO team always relies on data collected during a job scoping phase to plan appropriate remediation tactics for active colonization in your home.
What Can We Do About Mold Removal in Scotch Plains Homes?
Removing active mold colonies is the focus of remediation efforts. Depending on the information gathered in the mold inspection phase, specific mold removal approaches target active spores and organisms throughout the property. We have efficient strategies, including suitable containment barriers, for:
- Bathroom Mold Removal
- Mold Removal
- Odor Elimination
- Content Relocation and Cleaning
Does Remediation Remove Musty Malodors from a Home?
Among the more formidable obstacles that our professionals face when cleaning up after mold damage is a lingering odor in the house. Volatile organic compounds often generate musty smells, so we focus on several deodorization approaches that can help eliminate these noxious odors as soon as possible.
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SERVPRO of Western Union 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 – (908) 791-9177
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 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
SERVPRO of Western Union County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Scotch Plains 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 2070, 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:
- New Providence, NJ
- Berkeley Heights, NJ
- Scotch Plains, NJ
- Fanwood, NJ
- Plainfield, NJ
- Netherwood, NJ
- Benders Corner, NJ
- Union, NJ
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 - (908) 791-9177
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
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
SERVPRO of Western Union County 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 Western Union County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Scotch Plains, NJ. 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 (908) 791-9177 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.