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,
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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 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

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

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highly trained mold remediation technicians

We’re Highly Trained Mold Remediation Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs.

  • 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

We invest in the latest equipment and ongoing mold remediation training because it helps us restore your home or business quickly and effectively. We will isolate the affected area using physical barriers and a negative air pressure chamber.

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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:

  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

With sensational news stories and misleading advertising, you can easily understand why so many people are misinformed about indoor mold. Learn the facts about mold and the mold remediation process.

Locally Owned Company 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 Cambridge / Belmont is close by and ready to help with your mold-damaged property. We are proud to be an active member of the Cambridge community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

When a major storm or event occurs, we can call upon our national network of 2060 SERVPRO Franchises and special Disaster Recovery Teams if we need additional resources or personnel.

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