West Lynn, MA Mold Damage Remediation

West Lynn homes and businesses contend with a higher moisture and humidity level than other areas of the commonwealth, especially with our proximity to the Bay and other creeks and streams throughout our portion of Essex County. This higher moisture content level can be problematic when combined with poorly ventilated and dark areas of your home or business. Many of the structures in and around the city contend with groundwater concerns that can penetrate weakening mortar joints in masonry used for foundation walls in basements.

Mold Damage Repairs for West Lynn 

Because we have a division of building contractors on our team, we can offer a greater spectrum of tasks and actions designed to minimize loss and make restoration more efficient overall. Our building trade professionals can be involved in the needs of your mold-damaged home or business beginning as soon as our rapid response team arrives. Controlled demolition is often a necessary element of remediation, but our contractors can help in several other ways as well, including:

  • Plumbing repairs
  • Temporary construction
  • Containment barriers

Mold Odor Removal Strategies in West Lynn Homes 

One of the trademark signs of mold colonization in your home is a persistent, musty odor that spreads throughout the damaged area. We have counteractants that can lessen the severity of harsh odors, such as granules and beads. Thermal foggers and air scrubbers are critical in completing the neutralization of foul smells.

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SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (978) 744-0409

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 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.

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 Saugus, West Lynn is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the West Lynn community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

We proudly serve West Lynn, MA, Saugus, MA, and surrounding areas.

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 - (978) 744-0409

We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off 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

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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 West Lynn, 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

Here at SERVPRO of Saugus, West Lynn we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in West Lynn, MA. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (978) 744-0409 and we will be on our way to help.