Closter, NJ Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can develop quickly in moist environments. Because of the storm damage and flood effects that many Bergen County homes experience, these conditions are not often hard to meet. Our experienced remediation team can help homes and businesses in many ways after mold exposure, including:

  • Attic mold removal
  • Mold removal
  • Mold inspections
  • Deodorization
  • Repairs
  • Content Relocation 

Where is Mold Removal Needed in Closter Properties?

 Every mold damage situation is different. Home mold removal is approached uniquely to the work that larger commercial structures might require, like Homans Ave or Closter Plaza businesses. Removing mold means targeting active colonization in these structures. 

How Can Mold Odors Get Removed from Closter Homes? 

 After surface treatment and cleaning, odors created by active colonization should be reduced in strength. With deodorization practices, it is not unlikely to eliminate these harsh smells entirely. Portable odor removal devices like thermal and ULV foggers can help in this venture. Permanent removal can also get completed using hydroxyl generators, air scrubbers, and ozone machines.  

When Are Mold Damage Repairs Necessary for Closter Houses? 

 Controlled demolition is one of the final measures in removing active mold colonization from homes and businesses when the exposure is too great. With a general contractor license, our SERVPRO team can help to perform the necessary build-back and repairs to return a property to its original condition. 

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SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (201) 244-0100

Understanding Mold

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 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 Northeast Bergen County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Closter community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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 - (201) 244-0100

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

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

SERVPRO of Northeast Bergen County 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 Closter, NJ 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 Northeast Bergen County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Closter, NJ. 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 (201) 244-0100 and we will be on our way to help.