Salem, MA Mold Damage Remediation

Being one of the central North Shore communities, Salem has always dealt with severe weather and moisture concerns. From both the saturated groundwater from nearby water bodies to higher humidity content throughout certain seasons of the year, the possibilities of situations like mold developing cannot be ignored. Many homes might already deal with mold growth in their basement without addressing these concerns as they should, not knowing that they could present health effects for those exposed. 

Mold Remediation Strategies for Salem 

Multiple avenues can get taken to eliminate active colonization within a home after mold gets discovered. Official knowledge of the presence of mold can often get determined through air sampling and environmental testing. It is vital to act quickly when removing organisms from the damaged areas, as mold and microbial threats can spread fast throughout moist environments. There are several potential options for removing active colonies, which vary based on the severity of damage to the hosting material and how accessible these affected hosting elements are. Some include: 

  • Controlled demolition
  • Sanding
  • Abrasive cleaning

Mold Odor Removal Steps in Salem Homes

Lingering odors can often be a substantial concern for restoring and repairing mold damaged properties. Musty smells often accompany the mold colonies, lingering long after the mold itself gets removed. There are several strategies for eliminating and neutralizing harsh odors in your home, though the most popular include thermal foggers and air scrubbers.

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SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 744-4545

Understanding Mold

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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Salem residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (978) 744-4545

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

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 Salem, MA 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

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

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

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Salem, MA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (978) 744-4545 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.