Berlin, CT Mold Damage Remediation

The Threat of Mold Damage to Your Berlin Home or Office

Mold and microbial growth are one of the most underappreciated and unrecognized threats to Berlin structures. These organisms can often exist for prolonged periods without surfacing or becoming identifiable by harsh, musty odors. It can sometimes take sophisticated tools our SERVPRO team uses to identify potential microbial threats beyond the surface with moisture detection tools and technologies. Structures like the Berlin-Peck Memorial Library and area clinics are among those structures that can become devastated by microbial growth.

Mold Repairs and Remediation for Berlin Homes

Our contractors can have a direct impact on the severity of mold conditions in your home or office. Our ability to identify active colonization can allow our contractors to target these areas for a controlled demolition to maximize the remediation process and get you back to preloss condition. With structures in the Ragged Mountain Memorial Preserve, Webster Park, and Sage Park, this immediate response to the situation can prevent more widespread tear out that can limit the use of these facilities for more extended periods.

Mold Cleanup and Prevention

Prevention of recurrences is critical, considering that many of the thousands of Hartford County homes feature basements susceptible to water penetration. East Berlin and Kensington homes can benefit from water removal, structural repairs to prevent further moisture penetration, and the installation of permanent dehumidification equipment. These steps can reduce recurrences of mold growth in the immediate future for homes and businesses in our area.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (860) 826-5169

Understanding Mold

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 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

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Berlin community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1960, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (860) 826-5169

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 Berlin, CT 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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Berlin, CT 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 Middletown / New Britain we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Berlin, CT. 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 (860) 826-5169 and we will be on our way to help.