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
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 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
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 - (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
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
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
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.