Mold Removal in Middletown, NY
Our technicians will make the mold removal process as easy and stress-free as possible. We’ll safely remove and repair any mold contaminated areas caused by moisture issues and water leaks, repairing any structural damage.
We offer 24/7 Mold Remediation Services in Middletown NY. IICRC certified company serving customers since 1982. Call us at (845) 286-4406 to get started.
Middletown, NY Mold Remediation Services
Black mold in your home or business is never going to go away on it’s own if left unattended. It’s posing a real health hazard and can potentially keep getting worse. Some people are more susceptible than others to black mold exposure.
A small, unnoticed leak is all it takes to cause a major mold infestation in your home. Without professional help, containing and removing mold could be a major undertaking. All types of mold are a serious concern, not just black mold. No matter the type of mold or extent of the damage, our certified technicians will arrive on-site quickly and go through the following process:
Mold Inspection & Testing
Air and Surface sampling to detect mold spores. We can determine the type and amount of mold that you are dealing with.
Resolve Source of Moisture
Whether a leaking ceiling or faulty hot water heater, we'll find the source of the moisture causing the mold and repair and restore it.
Black Mold Removal
Thorough and safe removal of any mold that is present without further contaminating other parts of your home.
Anti Fungal Spray Application
Kills and inhibits future growth of mold or other microbes, mildew, bacteria, algae or fungus.
HEPA Air Purification
Heavy duty blowers and air scrubbers that will remove 99.97% or airborne particles, mold spores, dust, dirt and contaminants from the air.
At ServiceMaster Restore, we pride ourselves in restoring your home to it's previous condition or better.
Basement Mold Removal
A common area for moisture to accumulate in your home and often neglected, mold growth in your basement can go undetected for quite some time. Leaky Foundations, humidity and moisture from a sump pump or washer machine are typical sources. Your basement’s close proximity to ground water outside can lead to cracks in your foundation, allowing water and moisture to seep in. Your hot water heater and home’s heating system also create a warm environment that mold can flourish in.
This mold can get into your floor joists and wall studs causing significant structural damage and the airborne spores can reach into the rest of your home. We handle all types of mold remediation and offer a fast and free estimate.
Mold in Bathrooms
Lingering moisture in your bathroom is a perfect environment for mold to grow. The condensation on your wallpaper may look like moisture only on the surface but there could be a disaster growing beneath the visible surface. Between tiles and on the caulking around your shower are common spots for black mold to grow. The porous grout is another problem area.
You can run the exhaust fan in your bathroom after showering to remove steam and moisture, or open a window if you can. Leaking faucets and pipes can create even more moisture so it’s important to address these issues and keep good air circulation.
Mold in HVAC Air Ducts
As cold air flows through your ductwork, moisture can accumulate along the sides. If mold grows here, your HVAC system can spread spores throughout your home or building every time the system turns on.
A full cleaning of your air duct system will remove mold, mildew, dust and other allergens and can noticeably improve the quality of the air in your home of building before we even leave the property.
When mold is present in your home elsewhere, it is recommended by the EPA to have your air ducts cleaned to remove lingering spores.
Deodorization From Mold & Mildew
As part of the restoration process, we remove the odors caused by mold and water damage after the affected areas are repaired, leaving your home fresh and clean. We can also restore items in your home instead of having them replaced, thus lowering costs to the homeowner. We use advanced equipment and processes including air scrubbers, thermal fogging, ozone generators and hydroxyl generators.
Commercial Mold Removal in Middletown NY
Whether you see visible mold or just suspect that it may be present, you can give us a call and we’ll be on site ASAP for a free estimate. It’s critical that the mold remediation process at your commercial location is handled rapidly and thoroughly to minimize downtime for your business and prevent future issues. Mold present at your property can cause poor air quality, damaged merchandise and potential health risks for your customers and employees. Our IICRC certified technicians will go through the following process:
Mold inspection at your commercial property
Inspection to determine the amount of mold that we are dealing with and what type of mold it is. We’ll get an assessment of the damage and what work needs to be done.
Containment of affected areas
We’ll immediately begin remediation in your commercial location to get your business back up and running with as minimal downtime as possible. We’ll contain the affected area, sealing off rooms and ventilation with air-tight barriers and creating a negative air pressure environment. Our heavy duty HEPA filters will purify any air moving in and out of the affected area, keeping other areas of your business safe from exposure.
Repair source of water leak
We’ll locate the source of water that is allowing the mold to grow and repair or replace it as necessary.
Remove contaminated and damaged materials
Any mold contaminated materials will be cleaned or removed as necessary and disposed of.
Thorough Cleanup and Sanitizing
Our work area is left clean, sanitized and deodorized. We also have equipment to clean and deodorize certain belongings and merchandise if needed.
The damaged areas of your business are restored back to their previous state or better.
Common Reasons For Mold Growth
Small leaks that go unnoticed over a long period of time can cause a significant amount of damage. Some common sources of water leaks include:
- Faulty appliances such as a leaking hot water heater.
- Failed water inlet valve at the back of your refrigerator.
- Leaks coming through your ceiling.
- Moisture from showers without the vent fan running.
- Moisture from indoor pools or hot tubs.
- Condensation from air conditioners.
- Storm flooding.
- Leaks in windows.
- Leaking pipes and drains.
Risks of Black Mold in Your Home
When mold grows, mold spores multiply and these airborne particles spread throughout your home. The sooner you catch this problem, the better. Mold is growing out areas where it is feeding on the material that you see it on. This can compromise the structural integrity of your home. Sometimes it’s in hidden places where you may not think to look such as behind and under cabinets, behind your refrigerator or dishwasher or in an attic or crawl space.
Black mold (Stachybotrys chartarum) can present a serious health risk. It can cause asthma, allergic reactions, breathing issues and irritation, chronic coughing, fatigue, rashes and headaches, even mental health issues and fungal poisoning. Although black mold is the most well known for causing harm, the truth is any color mold can cause problems.
Some people are more sensitive to mold exposure than others. If you’re unsure, contact us for a free estimate and we’ll be happy to assess the situation.
When is Mold Remediation Necessary?
- When water damage is present. Molds can grow in these areas if they are not immediately dried out before the damage occurs. If you see dark spots present, there is likely mold that needs to be removed.
- Mold in porous surfaces. Visible surface mold on flat surfaces such as countertops can be cleaned, but porous surfaces such as wood, drywall, wallpaper, fiberglass insulation etc. may have mold embedded in it below the surface and may require more advanced cleaning and/or removal.
- Mold cleanup can be hazardous. The mycotoxins from mold can be carcinogenic and very toxic to expose your lungs to. When material containing mold gets agitated, mold spores are released into the air in your home. We have special equipment to protect ourselves and your family and pets from being exposed to these toxins during and after the removal process.
- When you don’t know the extent of the problem, what you can visibly see may just be the tip of the iceberg. You may try to eliminate mold yourself on the surface of your floor but not see the damage that’s occurring below your subfloor.