Northampton, MA Mold Damage Remediation
As part of the Pioneer Valley, Northampton homes can often experience an influx of humidity and adverse weather conditions leading to flooding. When combined with areas like the Smith College and the Northampton State Hospital, these large structures can become hosts to rapidly spreading mold colonies. Homes in the area are equally susceptible, making our remediation team diverse and educated in the appropriate strategies for mold removal and damage repairs necessary. We can help with:
- Bathroom mold removal
- Black mold
- Mold specialists
- Basement mold remediation
- Attic mold
- Mold remediation
Is Mold Removal Fast in Northampton Homes?
It is essential to begin mold removal and remediation practices as soon as possible to prevent more organic materials within the house from becoming host to the spreading organisms. Because no single solution is universal in mold remediation, a mold inspection can often identify where damage exists and the extent of degradation of hosting materials. These evaluations can determine what mold removal strategy will be best and if black mold damage repairs might be needed instead.
Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Necessary in Northampton?
Despite how fast mold can move through commercial and residential structures, reconstruction is not guaranteed for these buildings. When controlled demolition occurs, or structural damage exists that allows for moisture to facilitate mold growth, our general contractor license can help with repairs and reconstruction to resolve these concerns.
Our main service page has more about mold removal and odor elimination.
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
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 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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Hampshire County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Northampton residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
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 are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (413) 324-1300
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 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
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
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 Hampshire County we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Northampton, 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.