Middletown, CT Mold Damage Remediation

Mold Damage Remediation for Middletown

With Middletown being on the banks of the Connecticut River, it is continually battling higher humidity. This high moisture content can present direct threats to homes and businesses throughout the city and its surrounding areas. Mold growth can begin with more than 48 hours of atmospheric conditions exceeding 60% humidity within a structure.

When you consider the basements for the houses we serve throughout Middlesex County and Middletown, these subterranean levels contend with excessive moisture concerns from both groundwater and trapped moist air. 

Dependable Mold Removal and Cleaning Techniques

The removal of mold colonies is a focal point of our responding SERVPRO technicians, primarily because exposure for humans and pets can be hazardous. Volatile organic compounds can emit from active colonization and threaten those in the immediate area. With larger commercial structures often teeming with activity, such as Connecticut Valley Hospital and Wesleyan University, it is vital for remediation efforts to begin as soon as possible.

What Does Mold Remediation Look Like?

From the many retail locations and bars along Main Street to high-rise commercial structures, fast and deliberate remediation tactics are critical. Without one set approach against the many materials and contents that could be affected, remediation can take many forms, such as:

• Sanding
• Soda Blasting
• Antimicrobial Treatments
• Surface Cleaning
• Controlled Demolition

See our mold remediation services page for more information. 

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 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Middletown community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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

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

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 Middletown / New Britain 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 Middletown, 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 Middletown, 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.