Willimantic, CT Mold Damage Remediation
All of Windham County experiences higher humidity concerns that could potentially facilitate mold growth in the right conditions. With the Willimantic River running through town, microbial growth is a concern for homes and protected properties in the Prospect Hill Historic District.
Can Inspections Improve Remediation Time for Willimantic Properties?
Mold specialists on our team are quick to establish the conditions of the property when we first arrive. A careful evaluation of the presence of mold and its effect on hosting materials helps narrow the remediation process and ensure that the most efficient solutions are implemented.
Is Surface Cleaning Preferred for Mold Removal?
One of the preferred methods for removing mold and microbial threats from a property is surface cleaning. We have multiple products designed specifically to eliminate surface organisms, such as sporicides and biocides. Potent products like these also inhibit further mold growth on nearby surfaces that are currently undamaged.
Where is Mold Remediation Most Needed in Willimantic Homes?
Mold is a common threat to the area, so many homeowners know where to look when moist conditions persist in the house. The placement of mold damage and the subsequent effect on hosting materials creates a need for varying remediation strategies. Some of the common types of mold that threaten local properties include:
- basement mold
- black mold
- attic mold
- bathroom mold
See our main service page for more remediation and mold removal strategies for homes and businesses.
SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County
- 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) 887-0447
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 Norwich and Windham County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Willimantic residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Norwich, CT
- Willimantic, CT
- Danielson, CT
- Plainfield, CT
- Putnam, CT
- Windham, CT
- Killingly, CT
- Colchester, CT
- Griswold, CT
- Woodstock, 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) 887-0447
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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Willimantic, 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 Norwich and Windham County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Willimantic, 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) 887-0447 and we will be on our way to help.