Mold Remediation and Restoration

Mold is present everywhere and a needed organism for the environment. However, elevated levels of spores can cause health issues for individuals whom are sensitive to it. For mold to exist and become problematic, a moisture issue must be present. Since mold is a living organism it requires a feeding source to survive such as sheet rock, wood, cardboard or any porous organic materials. Moisture (and oxygen) is the essential element for mold to thrive. Darkness and lack of air flow also help. This is one reason many individuals discover mold in their basements since they are often damp and dark.

The only definitive way to know if mold exits, and to what strains/types of spores are present and to what levels; is to conduct air quality testing. These test are relatively inexpensive, quickly conducted and non-obtrusive to the homeowner or business. Once the results are confirmed, SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna can create a mold remediation plan. Knowing how and why the issue occurred is paramount and our mold experts will diagnosis the problem. We have the specialized training and equipment to remediate any size mold infestation.

If you suspect mold (smell a musty odor, see visible dis-colorization or have experienced water issues) in your home or business call us for your personalized remediation plan including air quality testing at 570-235-1646.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (570) 969-9470

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties?

fast response to mold damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

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.

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highly trained mold remediation technicians

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, the cornerstone of our business. We have the training and expertise to safely handle any mold situation.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

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fast mold damage cleanup

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our advanced equipment helps to detect and stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber.

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The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (570) 969-9470
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Wayne and South Lackawanna Counties is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property.

If a catastrophic storm or event occurs, we can call upon the resources of a national network of over 1,700 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: