Middletown, NY Mold Damage Remediation

Humidity is a common concern in the Hudson Valley, so structures like the Middletown Thrall Library and the nearby Garnet Health Medical Center must look to credible and knowledgeable remediation professionals to help. Our experienced restoration team has the equipment and the expertise to help damaged homes and businesses throughout Orange County. 

What Mold Remediation Strategies Work Best? 

Choosing the appropriate mold remediation solution for your home or business requires a thorough evaluation of the property. Understanding where mold exists and the extent of the damage allows our team to choose the best mold removal approach, such as: 

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

Does Containment Help Remediation in Middletown Properties? 

One of the ways that we can improve the efficiency and efficacy of remediation is through containment. Erecting physical barriers prevents the spread of microbial spores throughout the house, limiting the work area and allowing practices like drying and cleaning to be more effective.

Preventing Future Mold in Middletown Homes

One of the many services we can provide after mold exposure is to prevent the recurrences of these organisms moving forward. Specific repairs and reconstruction needs can often be necessary to resolve vulnerabilities then allow for moisture penetration and continued risk of microbial development. We have a general contractor license to complete these actions as necessary.

See the main page for more on black mold removal and remediation.

SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (845) 342-3333

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 North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Middletown residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (845) 342-3333

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

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 North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County 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

In Middletown, NY, SERVPRO of North Orange County and SERVPRO of South Orange County 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 (845) 342-3333 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.