Beginning Mold Remediation Quickly to Protect Topstone Structures 

Many of the buildings and landmarks in the Topstone Park area have historical significance. A humid climate for much of the year presents a continual risk for the development of mold and fungal colonies. With many log wooden structures like cabins and other facilities in the parks and reservations like the Saugatuck Falls Natural Area, mold growth could cause substantial damage to these buildings. 

How Can Mold Colonies Get Removed from Hosting Materials? 

When mold colonies seat and spread throughout any of the buildings or homes around Topstone, it can be a situation that gets out of control quickly without the appropriate intervention from our SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT.) Mold remediation strategies vary based on the affected materials, location of the damage, and the costs of replacing discarded structural elements. For example, it is often more cost-efficient to work to remove mold from log structures at Topstone Park and John Sherman Hoyt Scout Reservation with abrasive cleaning and soda blasting rather than to discard these materials and rebuild. 

Can SERVPRO Address Lingering Effects like Odors? 

Even with the pressing threat of mold growth resolved through remediation approaches, lingering effects like odors can still make the daily operations of facilities like the New Pond Farm or the Topstone Golf Course Clubhouse challenging. We have potent deodorization products and efficient dispersal methods to neutralize musty odors on contact

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (203) 791-0920

Understanding Mold

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 Topstone residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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

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 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

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Danbury / Ridgefield 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 Danbury / Ridgefield we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Topstone, CT. 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 (203) 791-0920 and we will be on our way to help.