Exeter, PA Mold Damage Remediation
Humidity is a nearly constant concern for Exeter residences and commercial properties, much of which has been constructed near the Susquehanna River. With schools of the Wyoming Area School District and other properties for the general Wilkes-Barre area, our Exeter community is susceptible to the product of moisture concerns: mold development. We have leading remediators to help homes and businesses with:
- mold remediation
- mold inspections
- attic mold
- basement mold remediation
- bathroom mold removal
- mold removal
How Important is Containment for Mold-Damaged Exeter Homes?
Before remediation processes like sanding and dry ice pellet blasting get underway, our SERVPRO of Reading professionals must prevent the further spread and severity of mold organisms. Containment barriers and equipment prevent the penetration and mobility of active mold spores beyond the impacted area. Additionally, the process can be aided by air filtration with units like our HEPA 500 units, using membrane filters to trap microscopic spores and particles.
How Do Mold Odors Get Removed from Exeter Properties?
Mold odors can make returning to normal life or operation of your business a challenge. With high-traffic community facilities like the Fox Hill Country Club or the West Pittston Library, odor removal and deodorization must be prioritized during the remediation process. We have several tools and products ideal for reducing and ultimately eliminating musty smells from the property, including fogging and hydroxyl machines.
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SERVPRO of Reading
- 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 – (610) 779-8189
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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Reading is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Exeter residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Reading, PA
- Kutztown, PA
- Exeter, PA
- Birdsboro, PA
- Hamburg, PA
- Douglassville, PA
- Boyertown, PA
- Gilbertsville, PA
- Morgantown, PA
- Fleetwood, PA
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 - (610) 779-8189
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
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 Exeter, PA 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
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 Exeter, PA 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
Here at SERVPRO of Reading we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Exeter, PA. 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 (610) 779-8189 and we will be on our way to help.