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Mold Inspection & Removal in Rochester

Expert Mold Remediation Near You

Mold is unattractive and smells bad. For home and business owners, it can discolor and damage their property and present a serious health concern. Indoor mold contamination has been identified as a major contributor to allergies and poor indoor air quality. Mold can grow in as little as 48 hours any time excessive moisture is present indoors, whether the moisture is the result of a flood, a slow leak, broken pipe, or just high humidity.

When your Rochester home or business experiences mold damage, you can trust the highly skilled technicians at ServiceMaster Recovery By Close to identify and remove mold, thoroughly clean and sanitize the property, and prevent it from spreading to unaffected areas.

Looking for mold remediation services in Rochester? Turn to our team of experts! Contact us online or call(585) 699-1261 today.

What Is Involved With Mold Remediation?

Because mold grows fast, you need to move faster. ServiceMaster Recovery by Close - Rochester is here to help around the clock. We ensure mold is thoroughly removed with the use of commercial grade anti-microbial agents and the most effective tools and technology for mold removal.

We work with nationally recognized testing facilities and can provide mold inspection, lab analysis and written remediation plans. Our Rochester mold removal technicians are well versed in identifying and eliminating mold’s causes and sources, as well as preventing growth of existing mold.

We can clear the contamination while restoring your peace of mind. We will work with your insurance company to keep the lines of communication open regarding proper procedures.

When is Mold Remediation Required?

Mold growth, in particular black mold growth, can cause health issues if left untreated, so it's important to know when to call in the professionals at ServiceMaster Recovery by Close for mold removal and remediation. A good rule of thumb is that if you suspect mold growth and the area is over 10 square feet (about 3 feet by 3 feet), you'll want to consult a professional.

Signs that you should hire mold remediation specialists include water damage from a severe leak or flooding event, dark spots on walls or other surfaces, a strong musty or mildew-like odor in the affected area, and extended bouts of coughing, sneezing stuffy nose, or irritated eyes for you or a loved one.

According to EPA guidelines, for smaller infestations (under 10 square feet) regular household products, over-the-counter treatments, or natural cleaners like white vinegar or bleach can be used to remove the mold. However, if you need mold remediation in Rochester, NY, don't hesitate to reach out by phone or online!

Dial (585) 699-1261 or contact us online to learn more about Mold Mitigation in Rochester today!

Negative Effects of Mold Growth

Water damage or a leak can often cause moisture to gather within the walls or ceilings of your home or business. In these circumstances, a full-scale infestation can easily develop, and an immediate response is necessary to limit the damage and eliminate the mold.

The negative effects of mold can include:

  • Damage to your building’s structure and stability
  • Musty odor and discoloration of walls, ceilings, floors, and other hard surfaces
  • Destruction of contents in your building
  • Worsened allergies, asthma, and other respiratory problems
  • Poor indoor air quality
  • Inability to mortgage a home

ServiceMaster Recovery By Close is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to eradicate the mold infestation in your home or business in Rochester. We have the equipment, personnel, and experience to handle your home, housing complex, or business area mold damage.

How To Get Rid Of Mold Spores In The Air

To get rid of mold spores in the air, there are several steps you can take:

  1. Identify the source of mold: The first step is to identify the source of the mold growth, such as water damage or high humidity levels, and address the issue to prevent further mold growth.

  2. Increase ventilation: Mold thrives in moist and stagnant environments, so increasing ventilation by opening windows and doors, using exhaust fans, and improving air circulation can help reduce the concentration of mold spores in the air.

  3. Use an air purifier: Air purifiers with HEPA filters can help remove mold spores from the air by trapping them in the filter.

  4. Clean and disinfect affected areas: Clean and disinfect any surfaces affected by mold growth using a solution of bleach and water or a commercial mold removal product.

  5. Replace air filters: Replace the air filters in your HVAC system regularly to prevent the spread of mold spores through the air ducts.

  6. Hire a professional: If the mold growth is severe or widespread, it's best to hire a professional mold remediation company to safely and effectively remove the mold and eliminate mold spores in the air.

It's important to take steps to prevent mold growth and eliminate mold spores in the air as exposure to mold can cause health issues such as allergies, asthma, and respiratory problems.

Why You Need Professional Mold Removal Services

Special expertise is necessary for effective mold removal. Normal cleaning products and methods will just stir up the mold spores, contaminate other areas of your home or business, and spread the problem. And visible mold in your home or office is a likely indication of a greater problem nearby.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has published a helpful guidebook for homeowners about the cleanup and prevention of mold problems in homes.

If you need immediate assistance, please call(585) 699-1261
or contact us online. We offer emergency services, quick response time, and work with all major insurance companies.

You Have Questions & We Have Answers

  • How long does mold remediation take?

    The time it takes for mold remediation can vary depending on several factors, including the size and scope of the mold problem, the type of mold involved, and the accessibility of the affected area.

    In general, mold remediation can take anywhere from one day to several weeks or more. For example, a small area of mold on a non-porous surface may only take a day or two to remediate, while a larger area of mold on a porous surface such as drywall or carpet may take several days to a week or more. 

    If there is significant mold growth or damage, additional time may be required to repair and replace affected materials. It's important to note that the safety and effectiveness of mold remediation should never be compromised for the sake of speed, so it's important to hire a qualified and experienced professional who can properly assess the situation and provide an accurate estimate of the time required for remediation.