Gardiner, NY Mold Damage Remediation

While areas like the nearby Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Resort might showcase the best of nature in the Catskills region of New York state, the possibilities of mold threats and microbial growth in moist conditions require our SERVPRO team to stay ready to help with: 

  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Mold removal 
  • Repairs
  • Mold inspections
  • Moisture management

What Benefit is Containment After Mold Damage?

Before much of the remediation process can begin, our SERVPRO professionals often establish a work area by erecting physical barriers with polypropylene sheeting. This plastic prevents the spread of mold spores and limits possible cross-contamination with unaffected areas of the house. 

Are All Remediation Options the Same for Gardiner Homes?

There are several mold removal options possible for damaged homes. Our inspections of the property's condition can help to narrow and focus remediation on the ideal mold removal solution. While surface cleaning can be one of the first considered choices, we also have more aggressive measures to help with challenging organisms in porous materials. 

How Do Musty Malodors Get Removed from Gardiner Properties?

In most mold damage situations, deodorization and odor removal practices are going to be necessary. Mold production creates and emits volatile organic compounds responsible for musty odors associated with microbial growth. Our professionals have direct techniques for reducing the severity of noxious malodors and ultimately removing them entirely. 

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SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 791-7647

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 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

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Gardiner community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (845) 791-7647

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

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 Gardiner, 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

SERVPRO of Sullivan and South Ulster Counties has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Gardiner, NY. 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 (845) 791-7647 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.