West Milford, NJ Mold Damage Remediation
From the businesses and restaurants of Union Valley Rd and Marshall Hill Rd to the homes of our more than 26,000 residents, mold damage can be a common concern for our experienced restoration roster. We respond fast to help throughout Passaic County.
How Does Mold Remediation Work for West Milford Homes?
The remediation process focuses on several direct actions to remove active colonization. Full mold removal is impractical and unnecessary, so our process eliminates hazardous growth and addresses conditions that facilitate the colonization of naturally occurring mold spores in the environment. We are experts in:
- Attic mold
- Black mold
- Bathroom mold removal
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold remediation
- Mold specialists
How Necessary is West Milford Basement Mold Remediation?
The basement is a common area for mold development for area homes, namely because ventilation and airflow are often inadequate, and many properties contend with hydrostatic pressures of groundwater. Damp cellars and basements are ideal for mold development and often the first place that mold inspections start for tracking active colonization.
Are Mold Damage Repairs Necessary for West Milford Homes?
One of the most common needs for mold-damaged residences after remediation is build-back and repairs. We have a general contractor license that allows us to help in these areas, as well as mold remediation to be a one-stop shop for full-service recovery and restoration after microbial threats.
For more on mold damage repairs and remediation services, see our main page.
SERVPRO of Wayne
- 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 – (973) 546-4977
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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
SERVPRO of Wayne is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the West Milford 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 2110, 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:
- Wayne, NJ
- West Milford, NJ
- Pompton Lakes, NJ
- Ringwood, NJ
- Haledon, NJ
- North Haledon, NJ
- Totowa, NJ
- Hewitt, NJ
- Wanaque, NJ
- Bloomingdale, 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 - (973) 546-4977
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
To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your West Milford, NJ home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
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 West Milford, 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 Wayne has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in West Milford, 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 (973) 546-4977 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.