Mold Remediation and Restoration

Local and state laws may require a specific inspection and documentation protocol based on the size of the affected area. We can advise you on this process, providing guidance based on your unique situation.

Mold is one of the more underrated threats to a home or business, and in some cases, a property owner might not recognize the problem exists until it has spread out of control. Damp environments allow naturally-occurring mold spores to form colonies on surfaces of wet organic matter, eventually deteriorating these elements and spreading to new construction materials. 

The Advantage of Mold Inspections

Mold inspections are important for cleaning up after these microbial growths in your residence. Understanding the impacted hosting materials and the location of colonies will focus remediation efforts to come and allow SERVPRO professionals to better understand where containment is beneficial. 

How Does Mold Remediation Occur 

Remediation is far from a one-size-fits-all solution for effective microbial colony removal. The first strategy is the removal of the surface mold with cleaning products like antimicrobial or sporicidal agents. Removal can also include the application of abrasives, such as media blasting with sodium bicarbonate or dry ice. SERVPRO is qualified to help many needs of your home after mold gets discovered, such as:

  • Attic mold removal
  • Bathroom mold cleanup
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Basement mold remediation

Effectively Removing Mold Malodors 

Volatile organic compounds create musty smells that often signal the production of active mold colonies. Even after the removal of these active organisms, the malodor still remains in part to challenge comfortable living conditions. SERVPRO professionals must utilize deodorization products and masking agents to overcome these offensive odors. 

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – (617) 864-7378

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

Why Choose SERVPRO of Cambridge / Belmont?

fast response to mold damage

We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster

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.

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highly trained mold remediation technicians

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation 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.

  • Applied Microbial Remediation Specialist
  • Water Damage Restoration Technician
  • Applied Structural Drying Technician

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fast mold damage cleanup

We Use Advanced Mold Remediation Techniques and Equipment

Our initial focus is to stop the source of water feeding the mold. We then isolate the affected area using a negative air pressure chamber. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and the latest equipment to serve you better

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The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the amount of mold to the types of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our process for a “typical” mold remediation infestation:

  1. Emergency Contact - (617) 864-7378
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  7. Restoration

Common Mold Misconceptions

It’s easy to understand why many people struggle to grasp the facts and issues surrounding indoor mold because sensational news stories and advertising cloud and obscure the real issues. Educate yourself with the facts about mold and learn about the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Cambridge / Belmont is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of the Cambridge community. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help.

We are also part of a national network of over 2180 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams strategically located throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We proudly serve Cambridge, MA, Belmont, MA, and surrounding areas.