Reading, PA Mold Damage Remediation

With our position near multiple major water bodies, it is not surprising that Reading has experienced devastating flooding and storm damage numerous times since its founding. As recently as 2006, thousands of homes and businesses were devastated by flood damage that developed into mold damage in many scenarios. We are leading restoration and remediation professionals to help with:

  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold inspections

What Mold Removal Tactics Work Best in Reading Homes

Reading homes can experience mold development in different areas. The basement is often a common area for colonization due to the general lack of airflow and moist, cool conditions. Wherever mold develops, it is critical for SERVPRO of Reading to identify the most cost-efficient and effective remediation strategy to help. In most situations, remediation begins with possible surface treatments, ranging from sanding to biocides and antimicrobial wet cleaning. More aggressive methods might also be necessary when surface remediation is ineffective on the full organism. 

What Odors Can Bathroom Mold Removal Produce in Reading Homes?

Bathroom mold is a particular challenge in area homes because of its central location to high-traffic areas of the residence. For this reason, our SERVPRO team needs to fixate on all effects from the organisms, including harsh, musty odors. We have multiple deodorization products and equipment to help. 

See more about our mold inspection and removal process on our main page.

SERVPRO of Reading

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

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Reading is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Reading residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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

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

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

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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Reading, 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 Reading, 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.