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What are the Stages of Mold Damage in Brooklyn Homes?

2/24/2022 (Permalink)

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The Type of Damage Determines the Mold Remediation Needed in Brooklyn Properties. 

Many factors ultimately play a role in how widespread and destructive mold colonies become. The conditions to facilitate mold and microbial growth can occur from several sources, including:

  • Flooding
  • Water damage
  • Humidity

Light Mold Infestations

Mold remediation for Brooklyn homes might be a complex endeavor, even with initial light damage that could result. The early infestation period where only a few surfaces are impacted, and the spread and severity of the conditions is not severe is an excellent time to implement surface cleaning approaches. With antimicrobial products and sporicidal chemicals in our inventory, we can wipe and spray down impacted hosting elements to eradicate surface mold and make the material uninhabitable for future infestation. 

Penetrating Mold Damage

The second level of mold damage is when the organism moves beyond the first thin layer of surface material to more deeply seat into hosting elements. This penetrating mold damage requires more than superficial cleaning efforts to resolve. Sanding, soda blasting, and sponge pressure cleaning are more aggressive measures capable of helping to eliminate the entire hyphae of an invasive organism. 

Structural Degradation

At this stage, considerable deterioration of hosting materials has already occurred. In some situations, homeowners might not recognize mold damage for weeks or even months, allowing the organism to progressively weaken structural elements used as hosting materials like drywall and wood framing. Mold inspections can determine which of these elements is salvageable. We must discard these construction materials through controlled demolition for those that are not. 

Depending on the severity of mold damage throughout a home or business, the type of remediation necessary is likely to change. Our SERVPRO of Northwest Brooklyn AMRT-Certified technicians provide a thorough inspection to identify the needed mold removal approach. You can reach our experienced roster 24/7 to help when you suspect mold growth at (718) 522-4400.

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