Berkeley Heights, NJ Mold Damage Remediation
Whether it is the Deserted Village historical property or the Summit Medical Group facilities, the presence of mold and microbial threats can be costly and hazardous. We can help Union County homes and businesses remediate these threats as they happen.
What Do Mold Inspections Do for Berkeley Heights Homes?
Inspections can be a vital process for remediation and removing active mold colonies from area homes. Assessing the condition of the house allows our production manager to identify the scope of the damage and the affected materials, which can ultimately focus the remediation process.
What Is the Best Remediation Option for Damaged Berkeley Heights Properties?
Choosing the right remediation process is more complicated than it might seem. The mold inspection effort can help determine which materials are affected, but factors also include the placement of the damaged structural elements and the customer's priorities. There are several mold removal tactics possible, which can include:
- Soda Blasting
- Surface Wiping
- Sporicidal Products
- Controlled Demolition
Are Mold Damage Repairs Always Needed After Black Mold?
Because mold can often be resolved with efforts like controlled demolition, it is often necessary to provide repairs and reconstruction efforts as well. With the general contractor license, we provide multiple build bag services ranging from the demolition your home might need to repair designed to prevent mold recurrences.
Learn how SERVPRO manages mold removal and remediation strategies in West Union County.
SERVPRO of Western Union County
- 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 – (908) 791-9177
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 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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Western Union County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Berkeley Heights residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- New Providence, NJ
- Berkeley Heights, NJ
- Scotch Plains, NJ
- Fanwood, NJ
- Plainfield, NJ
- Netherwood, NJ
- Benders Corner, NJ
- Union, NJ
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 - (908) 791-9177
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
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
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
Here at SERVPRO of Western Union County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Berkeley Heights, NJ. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (908) 791-9177 and we will be on our way to help.