Swampscott, MA Mold Damage Remediation

As a coastal community along the North Shore, Swampscott is home to several thousand individuals and hundreds of businesses that rely on restoration technicians' fast response when problems arise. With the high humidity content with proximity to water bodies throughout Essex County, many homes battle the production of mold and low traffic and poorly ventilated areas such as cellars and basements. Our remediation team can help to identify mold threats and resolve these situations before they get out of control. 

Mold Remediation for Swampscott 

Unlike terms like mold removal, remediation seeks to address specifically the active colonies in your home to streamline the process. Eliminating all mold spores within a structure is nearly impossible. Naturally occurring microbes present no immediate risk to those living in the environments without first meeting the conditions that allow mold colonies to develop. There are several strategies for removing active colonies from hosting materials, including sanding and abrasive cleaning.

Mold Odor Removal in Swampscott Homes 

Harsh, musty odors are among the final obstacles for remediators working to make mold losses "Like it never even happened." Because there are two levels of this threat, both in the open areas where mold colonies existed and trapped in nearby porous materials, multiple tools often get used in the deodorization and neutralization of smells after a mold incident. Some of the most effective strategies for addressing these concerns include:

  • Fogging
  • Air scrubbing
  • Hydroxyl machines

Find out about our mold remediation and damage repair services here.

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead

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

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 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 Swampscott 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

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 Swampscott, 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

SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Swampscott, MA 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

Here at SERVPRO of Salem / Peabody / Marblehead we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Swampscott, MA. 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 (978) 744-4545 and we will be on our way to help.