Kensington, CT Mold Damage Remediation

How Does Mold Damage Become a Threat for Kensington Homes?

Many Kensington homeowners do not realize the severity of mold growth in their house. Active colonies feed on organic materials and can be hazardous to those exposed. With more than 8500 residents in the neighborhood, every mold occurrence gets treated with the same solutions. When larger structures like New Britain Stadium and the Berlin Town Offices contend with mold growth, these situations can spread fast and impact hundreds of employees and guests to the facility simultaneously.

Mold Remediation for Kensington Homes and Businesses

Environmental testing can often help to determine when further mold remediation actions are necessary for your damaged home or office. With such concentrated suburban settings with hundreds of residences subdivided into communities, the likelihood of water in the basement of the house or lingering moisture from humid conditions can be a catalyst for mold colonization and development. Remediation varies based on materials affected, contents present, and where the damaged areas are upon inspection. With warehouses and superstores lining central business districts on New Britain Rd, remediation efforts can help protect wares and stock.

The Water Damage Restoration in Mold Cleanup

It is often a focal point of our SERVPRO team during mold remediation to prevent recurrences moving forward. Through a combination of repairs and remediation solutions, we can make mold losses "Like it never even happened." Drying is a critical part of this process, employing efficient equipment, such as centrifugal air movers, dehumidifiers, and positive pressure systems.

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain

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

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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Kensington residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (860) 826-5169

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

Here at SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Kensington, 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.