Melrose, MA Mold Damage Remediation

Only being seven miles from Boston, this suburb community is in a state of growth and evolution, bringing in small businesses and niche shops to the historic center. From severe weather that can threaten Middlesex County homes in all seasons, lingering water damage can often result in a need for mold removal services. Our mold remediation team can help with:

  • Black mold
  • Attic mold
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold specialists
  • Mold remediation

Mold Remediation Strategies for Black Mold in Melrose

Remediation involves several practices for Melrose homes. As challenging and threatening as black mold might be for properties, we have experienced technicians to begin mold inspections and determine the best approach for mold removal and surface cleaning. An evaluation of the condition of hosting materials like drywall and other porous elements chooses the best remediation actions and products, ranging from sanding and dry ice blasting to controlled demolition. 

Black Mold Damage Repairs in Melrose Homes and Businesses

As deteriorating organisms breaking down organic matter hosting colonies in a property, active colonization can often result in the need for black mold damage repairs and reconstruction. Not only must our general contractor license go to helping replace removed and discarded building materials after exposure and deterioration, but our team must also focus on the vulnerabilities of the property that allowed for the conditions to facilitate mold growth in the first place. 

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SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (781) 665-6396

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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster 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 Malden / Melrose is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Melrose residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold 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 - (781) 665-6396

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 Melrose, 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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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 Malden / Melrose 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 Melrose, 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

SERVPRO of Malden / Melrose has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Melrose, 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 (781) 665-6396 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.