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How Remediation Companies Focus on Restoring Your Belongings in Your Bergen County Properties

10/2/2018 (Permalink)

This mold is a result of a leaking pipe. If it is not fixed, the mold can further damage your home and belongings..

Restoration over Replacement for Properties Suffering from Mold Damage in Bergen County

The signs of mold can be assessed visually or by a musty odor that pervades certain areas of the home. Usually, it is caused by moisture pockets which provide the ideal conditions for mold spores to proliferate. Sometimes, these areas are easy to spot especially if your home had a recent water spill. At other times, the signs are less easy to see, caused by a slow leak or a faulty HVAC system. Hiring professional services could help determine the extent and remediation needed for restoration.

When homeowners discover mold damage in Bergen County www.SERVPROteaneckenglewood.com/mold-remediation properties, it can often trigger a lengthy replacement service, discarding possessions and removing structure.  However, the replacement is expensive and not always necessary. A professional SERVPRO technician could help remove the infection without sacrificing possessions or structure. It is all part of our restore over replace mentality that focuses on removing the mold itself rather than the items it grows on.

When you call SERVPRO, we ask a few questions to assess the type of equipment we need and how extensive the damage is. On arrival, a technician can conduct a visual inspection geared toward finding the source of mold. By discovering the source, we can make sure that our remediation efforts only have to be conducted once and reduce the risk of returning mold damage or cross-contamination.

Most of the time we look to cordon off the affected area. Mold spores are microscopic and travel through airways. We can set up physical barriers using plastic sheeting or apply negative air pressure to the affected zone to prevent mold from spreading during the removal stage. A SERVPRO technician can also check your HVAC system and close off air-ducts during service.

Once we have established a quarantine for the affected area, we can begin the removal process. Removal is focused on destroying all visible signs of mold growth. We can use abrasive cleaning products on tough areas as well as individually restoring personal items in designated clean rooms. It may be necessary to send expensive fabrics or upholstery to a SERVPRO facility where they can be restored using mechanical cleaning methods.

With all external signs of mold removed we can begin restoration. If spores have settled on walls or ceilings, we can repaint these using anti-microbial base coats to prevent mold returning. Air scrubbers fitted with HEPA filters are placed in the affected area to remove microscopic spores from the surrounding air and deodorization is carried out to leave your home smelling clean, fresh and, importantly, mold free.

Book a service that focuses on removal and prevention by calling SERVPRO of Teaneck / Englewood now at (201) 266-0482.  

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