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
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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Reading is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Exeter community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
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
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
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
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
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
In Exeter, PA, SERVPRO of Reading is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (610) 779-8189 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.