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
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 Danbury / Ridgefield is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Ridgefield 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 1,700, 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:
- 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
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 - (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 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 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
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
In Ridgefield, CT, SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (203) 791-0920 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.