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

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (610) 779-8189

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 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.

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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 - (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 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

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

SERVPRO of Reading 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

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.