Hamden, CT Mold Damage Remediation

From natural resources of the area like Sleeping Giant Park to large structures like Quinnipiac University, mold growth can be a substantial threat throughout New Haven County. 

What Are Common Remediation Strategies for Hamden Homes? 

Remediation is not a universal system and can be a calculated strategy based on multiple factors and variables. Mold inspections can determine the affected hosting materials and likely subsequent targets, so we rapidly deduce the best mold removal techniques and methods to protect other possible hosting materials moving forward. Remediation is a combination of multiple efforts, including:

  • Surface cleaning
  • Sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Controlled demolition
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Mold removal products

How Does Containment Help Mold Remediation in Hamden Properties?  

Containing active mold spores can be a critical step in reducing the time that remediation takes in your home or business. Stopping the movement of microbes from colonies prevents new organisms from forming throughout the property and in more challenging areas for remediation. Plastic sheeting and tools like air scrubbers can create barriers that prevent the migration of mold spores.  

Preventing Basement Mold Recurrences in Hamden Residences 

The basement can be a likely target for mold growth, considering that many Hamden homeowners combat moist conditions in this underground level. Our professionals must manage active mold colonies and use our general contractor license to create permanent solutions to prevent recurrences. 

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SERVPRO of New Haven

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (203) 234-1100

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 New Haven is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Hamden residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (203) 234-1100

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 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

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 Hamden, CT 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

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

SERVPRO of New Haven 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 New Haven has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Hamden, CT. 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 (203) 234-1100 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.