Amherst, MA Mold Damage Remediation
With large educational facilities in the area like the Hampshire College and Amherst College, the city has become one of the cultural centers of Hampshire County. When water damage, flooding, or humid conditions facilitate mold growth in these buildings or any of the homes for the 40,000 residents of the municipality, it is up to our mold remediation team's fast and reliable response to help. Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians can help with:
- Black mold
- Attic mold
- Bathroom mold removal
- Basement mold remediation
- Mold specialists
- Mold remediation
Basement Mold Remediation in Amherst Homes
The basement can be a common location for developing mold and microbial threats in Amherst homes, primarily because of poor ventilation and lack of airflow. Microbes in this environment thrive in the moist conditions many homes provide at this subterranean level. Active colonization can overwhelm this lower property level, requiring focused and efficient mold removal strategies to resolve. Surface treatments like antimicrobial cleaning and power sanding can often remove the organism, but controlled demolition is sometimes necessary when these approaches are not enough.
Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Needed in Amherst Residences?
With a general contractor license, homeowners do not need to seek out subcontractors to perform controlled demolition and build back for their properties. Our license allows us to provide reinstallation of removed materials and repair structural damage leading to mold recurrences.
Our main page has more about mold remediation and mold removal services.
SERVPRO of Hampshire 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 – (413) 324-1300
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 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 Hampshire County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Amherst 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 2070, 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:
- Northampton, MA
- Amherst, MA
- Granby, MA
- Easthampton, MA
- Ware, MA
- Belchertown, MA
- Westhampton, MA
- Ludlow, MA
- Hadley, MA
- South Hadley, MA
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 - (413) 324-1300
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
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
SERVPRO of Hampshire 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
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 Hampshire County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Amherst, MA. 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 (413) 324-1300 and we will be on our way to help.