Ridgefield, CT Mold Damage Remediation
Mold Remediation for Your Ridgefield Home or Business
The humid conditions for Ridgefield creates a situation where structures must battle the development of mold colonies. While mold spores exist naturally in almost every environment, only when the appropriate moisture levels of more than 60% relative humidity get reached indoors can microbial colonization become a threat. However, with many structures like Weir Farm and the Thomas Hyatt House comprised primarily of wood, any mold development can spread quickly through the property until remediation occurs.
Is Controlled Demolition Always Advisable for Mold Remediation?
Despite our ability to perform mold damage repairs for many Ridgefield homes and historic structures, removing and discarding damaged materials falls to the severity of the mold presence. If surface cleaning with antimicrobial products or abrasive cleaning tactics can protect exposed materials and contents, it can often be more desirable than controlled demolition for aging structures seeking to preserve their original construction materials. We have multiple properties and museums fitting this description, including Revolutionary War landmarks such as Keeler Tavern, Benedict House, and Putnam Memorial State Park.
What Can Professional Mold Remediation Companies Do?
When you choose the knowledgeable staff of our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield team for remediation, you are getting more than colony removal. Our professionals seek to provide lasting repairs that prevent moisture concerns from causing mold threats again in the immediate future, as well as effective thermal fogging deodorization practices safe to use in historic sites like the Frederic Remington or Lewis June House.
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield
- 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 – (203) 791-0920
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 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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Ridgefield residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Danbury, CT
- Ridgefield, CT
- Redding, CT
- Redding Ridge, CT
- Topstone, CT
- Ridgebury, CT
- Germantown, CT
- Hayestown, CT
- Aqua Vista, CT
- Lattins Landing, CT
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
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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Ridgefield, 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
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
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield 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 Ridgefield, 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
SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Ridgefield, CT. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (203) 791-0920 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.