Managing Mold Damage in Middletown Homes
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. In many homes, mold can originate in these lower levels and move through ducts and other openings to impact other susceptible areas of the structure that are higher traffic points.
The Pressing Concerns of Mold Colonization
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 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:
• Soda Blasting
• Antimicrobial Treatments
• Surface Cleaning
• Controlled Demolition
SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (860) 826-5169
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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast 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 Middletown / New Britain 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:
- Middletown, CT
- New Britain, CT
- Cromwell, CT
- Berlin, CT
- Kensington, CT
- East Hampton, CT
- East Haddam, CT
- Haddam, CT
- Middlefield, CT
- Durham, CT
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
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 Middletown, 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
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
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
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 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
SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Middletown, CT. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (860) 826-5169 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.