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
  • Reconstruction 

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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (908) 791-9177

Understanding Mold

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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Western Union County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Scotch Plains residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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 - (908) 791-9177

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 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Scotch Plains, NJ 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

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.