Redding Ridge, CT Mold Damage Remediation

What Must Be Done for Mold Growth in Redding Ridge Homes? 

The presence of mold and microbial threats in Redding Ridge properties, especially the structures of Weir Farm National Historic Park and other landmarks throughout the area, becomes a situation that must get resolved immediately. Microbial growth can deteriorate hosting materials. This is why our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team treats it with such urgency when we mobilize from our centrally located facility in Fairfield County. Mold remediation is a necessary service for these situations. 

Qualified Mold Remediation Specialists for Redding Ridge

Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) is a classification of trained professionals accredited through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) for prompt action and resolution of mold growth and microbial threats in Redding Ridge structures. There are multiple remediation tactics possible, depending on the severity and placement of the damage. Surface mold concerns on painted surfaces like you might find at Joel Barlow High School can require abrasive cleaning techniques and products. More penetrative and deeply rooted mold concerns in porous materials might require containment and controlled demolition. With appropriate containment approaches, sites like Topstone Park or the New Pond Farm can continue operation while remediation is underway. 

Preventing Recurring Mold Threats 

With a humid continental climate, environmental conditions can naturally exist to facilitate mold growth. Installing permanent dehumidification equipment and proper ventilation into susceptible Fairfield County homes and historic sites like the Mark Twain Library or Ground Pine Sanctuary structures can reduce recurring mold concerns.

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (203) 791-0920

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Redding Ridge 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 2100, 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:

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 - (203) 791-0920

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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 Redding Ridge, CT 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

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

Here at SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Redding Ridge, 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 (203) 791-0920 and we will be on our way to help.