Falmouth, MA Mold Damage Remediation
With an area first settled in 1660, it is not surprising that so many historic properties exist. While our proximity to the water makes for research facilities like the Marine Biological Laboratory or the Woods Hole Science Aquarium, it can also lead to a greater struggle with mold growth.
What Mold Remediation Efforts Benefit Falmouth Residences?
Choosing the right mold remediation approach involves several steps ranging from light mold cleaning to more aggressive media blasting tactics. We can help with:
- Attic mold removal
- Surface cleaning
- Antimicrobial treatments
- Containment and air filtration
- Damage repairs
Does Containment Help Effective Remediation of Falmouth Houses?
One of the best methods of making remediation efforts more efficient and cost-effective is to implement containment strategies. Preventing the spread of mold spores to new areas of the house reduces the needed removal efforts and makes the entire damage area more manageable. Plastic sheeting is often preferred for physical openings organisms can travel through, but thorough cleaning and air scrubbing machines prevent the migration of spores into pathways like the HVAC system.
How Can Odors Get Removed from Falmouth Homes?
One of the telling signs of mold growth and development in a home is a harsh, musty odor in the space. Removing this is one of the final stages of remediation but vital to returning the property to preloss condition.
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SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands
- 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 – (508) 888-5985
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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Falmouth residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Falmouth, MA
- Sandwich, MA
- Bourne, MA
- Nantucket, MA
- East Falmouth, MA
- Oak Bluffs, MA
- Edgartown, MA
- Tisbury, MA
- Forestdale, MA
- East Sandwich, MA
- Sagamore, MA
- North Falmouth, MA
- West Tisbury, MA
- Pocasset, MA
- Teaticket, MA
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 - (508) 888-5985
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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
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
SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands 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
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
SERVPRO of Upper Cape Cod and The Islands has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Falmouth, MA. 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 (508) 888-5985 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.