Columbia, NJ Mold Damage Remediation
With our position directly on the Delaware River, Columbia homes contend with a high groundwater volume against the foundations of residences. Hydrostatic pressure and other penetration points in this masonry allow for damp and moist basements to be a common staple. Prolonged moisture exposure can develop into mold colonies on organic matter and building materials in the construction a floor joists and supports beneath the main level of your home. Our remediation specialists can reduce the spread and severity of these conditions with effective and prompt action.
Removing Mold Damaged Materials from Columbia Homes
Controlled demolition has a vital role in the remediation of active mold colonies. While there are several strategies for remediation, such as sanding and surface cleaning with antimicrobial products, materials like drywall are often too severely damaged to preserve. In turn, the most suitable solution is allowing our building trade professionals to carefully remove the affected portions of these construction materials to reduce the time that later rebuilding takes. Appropriately discarding these structural elements prevents any cross-contamination within the house.
Mold Odor Elimination in Columbia
Among the final stages of remediation and restoration after mold damage is removing harsh, musty odors that get emitted by active colonization. Several deodorization approaches resolve this situation, depending on where the threat exists and the concentration. The tools most likely used for odor removal include:
- Hydroxyl generators
- Negative air chambers
- Air scrubbers
Find out more about mold remediation on our main service page.
SERVPRO of Warren 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 – (908) 454-3900
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 Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of Warren County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Columbia community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Hackettstown, NJ
- Washington Township, NJ
- Oxford Township, NJ
- Belvidere, NJ
- Blairstown, NJ
- Stewartsville, NJ
- Phillipsburg, NJ
- Columbia, NJ
- Allamuchy, NJ
- Hardwick, NJ
- Mt Hermon, NJ
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 - (908) 454-3900
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
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 Columbia, NJ 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
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
Here at SERVPRO of Warren County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Columbia, 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 (908) 454-3900 and we will be on our way to help.