Roxbury, MA Mold Damage Remediation

Whether it is the structures of Franklin Park or multi-unit properties like Clarion Apartments and the Doris Bunté Apartments, mold is a hazardous and threatening presence. Our professionals can help overcome these concerns.

Containing Mold Damage in Roxbury Properties 

Containment is an important step in the overall remediation process. Preventing active spores from moving to new areas makes the cleaning areas defined and easier for professionals to manage during mold removal. By using physical barriers and machines to create filtration boundaries, we can prevent the continued spread of residential mold. 

Is Surface Cleaning Effective in Roxbury Homes?

While multiple types of remediation are possible, few are as desirable as surface cleaning. Using antimicrobial and sporicidal products from our inventory, SERVPRO technicians destroy mold forming at the outermost layers of hosting materials. If infestation goes beyond this exterior, more aggressive remediation tactics are necessary. 

Where is Mold Growing?

Surface mold might seem threatening to the house, but this is not the only place where microbial and fungal growth could be expected. Anywhere in the residence that might suffer water damage and infiltration could support mold colonies, and organic material becomes a host for the organism as it grows and spreads. Finding the full scope of the damage is important for responding professionals, so the inspections begin in known problem areas for:

  • attic mold
  • kitchen mold
  • bathroom mold
  • basement mold 

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SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (617) 466-6909

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 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

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Roxbury community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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 - (617) 466-6909

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 Roxbury, 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

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 Jamaica Plain / Roxbury 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 Roxbury, 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

In Roxbury, MA, SERVPRO of Jamaica Plain / Roxbury is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (617) 466-6909 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.