Norwich, CT Mold Damage Remediation

Because the town sits among several bodies of water like the Yantic, Shetucket, and Quinebaug Rivers, humidity and moisture concerns are consistent for homes and businesses around the harbor. We have experienced remediators to help resolve active mold colonization in New London County properties. 

Can Initial Inspections Benefit Norwich Remediation?

Every home mold damage situation is unique, so it is critical for mold specialists on our SERVPRO team to carefully evaluate the property's conditions for the ideal remediation approach. This inspection notes the locations of mold damage, the affected materials, and environmental factors that facilitated mold growth. 

What Mold Remediation Options Are Used for Norwich Homes?

Remediation can mean several different actions for a home or business. Choosing the appropriate mold removal tactic is a combination of several factors. Most importantly, the severity of the mold infestation determines the extent of direct action needed, including removing affected materials altogether. Some of the mold remediation options available include: 

  • Surface Wiping
  • Sporicidal Products
  • Sanding
  • Soda Blasting
  • Controlled Demolition

Can SERVPRO Complete Mold Damage Repairs?

Mold damage effects can often deteriorate or destroy hosting materials like drywall and carpeting. When mold damage exists, it must be determined if repairs and reconstruction are necessary to return the property to preloss condition. With a general contractor license, we can complete the build-back services a home requires after mold exposure. 

Learn how SERVPRO manages mold removal and remediation strategies in West Union County.

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (860) 887-0447

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

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Norwich community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2060, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

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 - (860) 887-0447

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

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

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County 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 Norwich, 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

SERVPRO of Norwich and Windham County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Norwich, CT. 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 (860) 887-0447 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.