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Fire & Water - Cleanup & Restoration

Mold Infestation in Basement

The owner of this home was away overseas and the caretaker only checked on the upstairs rooms.  When the owner returned the entire basement was completely infested with mold from a water intrusion.  SERVPRO of Malden/Melrose was called in to provide mold remediation.

Various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold are used. We may also 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 are turned off to prevent the spread of mold. 

We also use specialized filtration equipment  which allows us 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.  Antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming are applied.  Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

If you have or suspect mold growth please give SERVPRO Malden/Melrose at 781-665-6396.