Mold Remediation and Restoration

What Makes Mold a Hazard for Somerset Properties?

Mold is one of the most misunderstood disasters that can affect Somerset homes and businesses, primarily because many homeowners believe the problem can resolve itself. The presence of mold can be a substantial hazard for those exposed because mold colonies can produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs.) Additionally, a spreading mold organism can deteriorate affected matter acting as a host for the colony.

Meeting the Conditions for Mold Growth

As surprising as it might be, it is no great challenge to meet the requirements to facilitate mold growth in a Somerset structure. With higher humidity during many parts of the year here in New Jersey, you do not even need to have a pipe leak or some other unmanaged water loss to meet moisture requirements to feed active colonization. The spread of spores and VOCs is a considerable concern for our responding Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT), and we can overcome this threat through the fast installation of containment barriers and equipment.

Why Remediation and Not Removal?

Removal is a very general term that can get misconstrued or misused to indicate the complete removal of all mold spores and microorganisms from your residence. This action is not possible, nor would it be necessary. Remediation involves the immediate risks from colonization and its effect on structural elements and contents in the house. We have strategies to remove the immediate threat, including:

  • Sanding
  • Soda blasting
  • Antimicrobial products
  • Controlled demolition

If You See Signs of Mold,
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Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because removing all mold from a house or business is impossible; 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County?

fast response to mold damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

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.

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highly trained mold remediation technicians

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation 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.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

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fast mold damage cleanup

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better

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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:

  1. Emergency Contact - (908) 251-9097
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Southeast Somerset County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Somerset community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: