Steps After the Discovery of Mold in Your New Britain Residence

Finding mold growth in your New Britain home or business can be alarming, especially when you are unsure how severe the damage has become. Surface concerns can often elude to more significant colonization in areas that you cannot see, such as structural cavities or low-traffic areas like the basement of your house. With an estimated 30,000 homes throughout our region, countless causes can lead to the production of mold colonies, from unresolved water damage to overly humid conditions.

Responding to these emergencies in New Britain structures quickly is essential, as mold colonies may present health hazards. While this can become even more pressing and threatening to locations like the Hospital of Central Connecticut, any colonization in any structure can potentially get out of control under the right conditions. Reaching out to our experienced Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) ensures that you have educated professionals on the way to provide restoration and reconstruction actions to help.

How Does Mold Remediation Work in New Britain Structures?

Remediation can follow specific approaches, which can often vary based on the contents and items exposed within a structure. Affected areas in the New Britain Industrial Museum or the Repertory Theatre require a more delicate and intricate approach to protect and preserve exposed structural elements and contents versus discarding and replacing. Careful evaluation can take place to ensure the best remediation strategies, including:

- Surface Cleaning
- Antimicrobial Treatment
- Soda Blasting
- Sanding
- Controlled Demolition

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain

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

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 New Britain residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (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

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

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

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

SERVPRO of Middletown / New Britain has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in New Britain, 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.