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How to Prevent Mold Returning

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

mold growth and company information Don't waste any more time to getting rid of your mold. Follow these prevention tips to stop mold from returning.

Many NYC residents can feel overwhelmed by dealing with mold issues. Why? In addition to having to call and schedule a professional, many times mold growth can return to the same spot it was found. A very common issue for mold can still come back given the right conditions. Once mold removal has taken place, you may feel relieved, but it's important to learn from the mold outbreak. You should take the necessary measures to prevent the mold from returning.

1) Remove Any Sources of Standing Water

Any mold remediation expert can tell you that mold loves standing water. Even the smallest puddle of water can lead to an infestation. Before you end up having to call those mold removal experts again, keep an eye out for the places in your home where water is likely is end up. You might find it behind the sink, around the basement drains, or at any low point in the basement of your home. Wipe up any puddles that you find.

2) Make Sure That Your Indoor Humidity Is Less Than 45%

Mold likes to grow in humid conditions, Albany Park residents. If you can, keep your indoor humidity at less than 45%. There are things that you can do to help keep this humidity under control, such as using a dehumidifier to dry out the air. You can also open the windows on dry days to allow the air to circulate. Your mold removal experts, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, can provide additional tips, and even help you pick out the best dehumidifier for your home. Our technicians want to make sure that your mold is gone for good!

3) Know How Mold Spores Get In

Mold spores can get into your home through any damp, open source, such as an air conditioner. Even central air units that haven’t been cleaned and maintained properly can let this mold in. If you’re worried about re-contaminating your home, before the job is complete, ask us where the mold is likely to sneak in. We you know where to look and can stop it before it starts.

4) Understand What Mold Smells Like

Our technicians will tell you that the number one sign that your home or business has a mold problem is the way that your house or business smells. Manhattan residents, mold tends to have a musky, moldy (this is the best descriptor) smell. It’s very distinctive. Once you’ve smelled it the first time, you’ll be able to recognize it again and again.

5) Keep an Eye on the Areas Most Likely To Be Affected

We’ve already mentioned that there are certain parts of your Manhattan home or business that are likely to be affected by mold, such as those that attract standing water. However, you should keep an eye on your bathrooms, kitchen, and basement, especially in the laundry area. These are the places that mold remediation will focus on once the invasive spores have a chance to grow. Simply watching (and sniffing the air) in these areas can help you detect mold before it really becomes a problem.

Call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan today to discuss your mold remediation by calling our office at 212-768-9400

Does Bleach Get Rid Of Mold?

1/6/2021 (Permalink)

mold misconception Bleach is not fully effective to treat mold. Professional-Strength products are needed to treat the source of mold and prevent it from returning.

It's a scenario we see (and hear!) often from customers. Before they call us in to solve their mold issue, they tried to clean it up themselves using bleach or other household cleaning products. At first, the mold seemed to disappear and the area appeared clean. However, the mold always comes back eventually.

Why can't I use bleach to clean up mold?

Mold can appear as small, dark spots under the bathroom sink or a large area of flooding in the basement. DIY mold cleanup can appear to be quick, easy and sanitary with the use of commercially sold cleaning products. However, these products only remove the surface of mold and can’t get at the roots.

Find out how to effectively remove mold in your NYC home today by reading below.

The Problem With Cleaning Supplies

The bottom line is that household cleaning products only solve the surface level issue, not the underlying cause.

Chlorine bleach is an effective way to remove mold from the surface, but here are a few reasons that it isn’t the way to correctly disinfect your building:

  1. Chlorine can evaporate
  2. Does not reach the roots of mold
  3. Bleach can be dangerous if used improperly

Below we compiled some ways to properly cleanup mold and fungus for your home or office.

Effective Mold Removal

Fungus cleanup should start with an experienced cleanup company, like SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan. While there are plenty of drugstore options for cleaning supplies, the only way to effectively get rid of mold is by having a professional company remove it with industrial strength cleaning materials.

Common DIY methods also include hydrogen peroxide, vinegar, borax and even tea tree oil are alternative ways to remove surface mold. However, deep cleaning requires industrial-strength biocides. These tough cleaning solutions aren’t easily available, but SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, a trusted mold remediation professional, has access to all the gear and cleaning supplies necessary to solve your mold issues.

Call our office at 212-768-9400 for quick scheduling to get your property properly cleaned of any mold or fungus. Avoid bleach or other harmful chemicals and don't attempt to clean it yourself. Choose our team at SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan to provide the effective cleaning solutions and techniques that can target the roots of mold and leave your home looking better than ever!

What is the difference between Mold Removal and Remediation?

12/8/2020 (Permalink)

mold remediation Indoor mold growth should be remediate immediately

Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy.

Some mold spores will be found floating through the air and in house dust. The mold spores will not grow if moisture is not present. Indoor mold growth can and should be prevented or controlled by controlling moisture indoors. If there is mold growth in your home, you must have it cleaned and fix the water problem. If you have the mold remediated, but don't fix the water problem, then, most likely, the mold problem will come back.

At SERVPRO Midtown Manhattan we have the tools and training to quickly remediate the mold in your home or business. We only send out trained technicians to handle to work on our projects.

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same.

  • Step 1: Emergency Contact (212) 768-9400
  • Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Step 3: Mold Containment
  • Step 4: Air Filtration
  • Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Step 7: Restoration

If you suspect mold in your home or business contact SERVPRO Midtown Manhattan(212) 768-9400 so we quickly remediate your mold problem!


Find Mold In Your Apartment? Here's What You Need To Know

10/23/2020 (Permalink)

mold remediation project Mold is a health hazard and should be remediated as soon as it is detected!

One of the most common calls we get here at SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan is to remove mold from properties here in the city. Mold is not a minor issue, it is a top environmental hazard. Mold begins to grow in warm, damp areas. The perfect place for growth is in basements, attics, and other dimly-lit areas of a property with poor ventilation and high humidity.

No rental property is immune from a mold outbreak. Common causes include an unattended spill, faulty plumbing, open window during a rain storm, or an appliance that has a leak. Whatever the reason is, it's important to be prepared!

Remember, whether you own or manage a rental property in New York, mold is an issue that can add up to an expensive bill and a lengthy cleanup. Landlords are also subject to lawsuits from neighbors if the mold spreads to their apartment.

Gather evidence and report it

Mold is found by scent or sight, you should be able to see the off color dots that will line up on surfaces. If you do have mold in your home, you are usually able to locate it on sight so make sure you take a photo of the mold. You'll want the evidence to show to your landlord or property manager.

First, call them to explain the issue immediately. You will need to refer to your lease but most states require owners to remove mold at their own expense as soon as they are notified. After you have a conversation about the problem, send the photos their way so you can start working on a plan to get the mold out of your apartment.

After you get in touch with your property manager/landlord, call a Mold Remediation Expert. A local expert in taking care of mold, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan works closely with several buildings and property managers to ensure quick and easy removal of mold. All it takes is one call, and we will be able to dispatch technicians to come remediate your mold issue. Give us a call at (212)768-9400 to get rid of your mold NOW!!

Remediation of Mold, just one service we offer at SERVPRO!

1/2/2020 (Permalink)

flood cut pink walls Don't let mold beat you up, call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan immediately! We are available 24/7/365 at 212-768-9400.

This NYC home was stricken with visible mold spores following a massive flood. The Project Manager identified the bathtub as the source of the loss as the pipe backed up and overflowed CAT 3 water.

Upon your local SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan’s arrival, our team protected themselves with Personal Protective Equipment from head to toe. Then, our crew flood cut the walls 4 feet in both bedrooms, the bathroom, and the laundry room.

All affected areas were then HEPA vacuumed, cleaned, sprayed with antimicrobial, and then encapsulated to prevent any mold from returning. This was all done under negative air pressure with air scrubbers operating with HEPA filters. 

The floors were cleaned in all areas, and the bathtub, which was the source of the loss (the pipe backed up and overflowed CAT 3 water), was cleaned and sanitized. 

Your home is as important to us as our own home. Don't let mold get you down!

12/28/2019 (Permalink)

yellow and gray wall Mold from the outdoors can enter the home through open doors, windows, and vents. It may also cling to clothing, shoes, and pets as a gateway inside.

Whilst bathrooms and basements are habitually moist areas, vulnerable to mold growth, any moist area in the home can become affected. The below are examples of areas in the home that can breed mold if the ideal growing conditions are present.

  • Drywall
  • Ceiling Tiles
  • Carpet
  • Furniture
  • HVAC ducts
  • Roofing
  • Paneling
  • Wallpaper
  • Below Sinks
  • Areas around pipes

Mold can be seen in many different colors (ie. brown, green, and black) and often times appears as spots. Additionally, a musty odor may be present. While it is impossible to eliminate all mold spores in an indoor environment, the mold spores will not grow in the absence of moisture. Thus, controlling moisture is the key to preventing mold growth.

Remember the following:

  • It's important to identify and repair water problems, such as leaks in plumbing or other structures that may lead to moisture buildup.
  • Clean and dry areas of any leakage and water damage in the home within the initial 24-48 hours to prevent mold problems.
  • Use of an air conditioner or air dehumidifier during humid seasons can help reduce the potential for moisture buildup.
  • Avoid the use of carpets in humid basements and bathrooms.
  • Using fans and maintaining good ventilation in the home can also improve indoor air quality and help prevent or control dampness.
  • Add mold inhibitor products to household paints.
  • Keep indoor humidity levels low (ideally between 30%-50%).
  • Use bathroom fans or open bathroom windows when showering for air circulation.
  • Vent appliances that produce moisture, such as clothes dryers and stoves, to the outdoors when possible.
  • Adding insulation can reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (such as windows, piping, roof, or floors).

Please call us today, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, 212-768-9400 so we can take care of your issues immediately!

How to Keep Mold From Coming Back

1/23/2019 (Permalink)

How to Keep Mold From Coming Back

If you've had water damage to your home in NYC, then you understand what it's like to fear mold. When you have water damage, on top of the expense of replacing furniture and drywall, you need to be extra careful that you don't get mold, which can be hazardous to your health. SERVPRO can help you ensure the safety of you and your family. 

How to Prevent Mold After Flooding 
When drywall and furniture get wet, mold feeds on the paper and other materials. To make sure that you don't get mold in your NYC house, any drywall that gets wet must be cut out and replaced. You will also need to have fans running to ensure that your house dries out. And you should get rid of anything else that got wet in the flooding. This will ensure that all of the mold is removed and nothing is left for mold to grow on. 

If you've had water damage to your New York or Manhattan home, be sure to call SERVPRO. We're a full restoration company that can help you get your home back to a healthy normal.

Mold: The Uninvited House Guest

12/28/2018 (Permalink)

How To Prevent Mold Growth
Mold growing in your NYC home can be very detrimental to your health. For some people, mold can cause trouble with breathing, fatigue, stomach problems, and more. It is important to do everything that you can to prevent mold growth. Left untreated, mold will spread throughout your entire home. Not only could this cause health problems, it will also cause a smell throughout your entire home.

If you are in the NYC area, you will need to do all that you can do in your home to prevent mold. One of the best things that you can do is to periodically inspect your home for any moisture issues. Leaking roofs, and leaking pipes can quickly cause mold in your home. In some cases, you may overlook the issue until it is a much larger problem. If you have a storm in the Manhattan area, go through your home and look at the entire ceiling. If you see any dark colored spots in your New York home, it is time to have someone come out and check for mold.

If you do see any mold in your New York home, you will want to make sure that you call a professional company to remove it immediately. While you can remove it from your Manhattan home yourself, the truth of the matter is that if you miss just one mold spore, it will regrow and infect your home again. Left untreated, these mold spores can go all over your house. You may have to leave your home while it is being treated. If you see any mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan immediately. They will be able to help you to properly remove the mold in your home. They will inspect every aspect of your home to determine where the mold damage originated from. They will help you to make plans on having that area repaired, and will remove all traces of mold in your home. Call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan today for all your mold remediation needs.

New York City Mold Removal

1/23/2018 (Permalink)

Many people think mold is little more than a nuisance; the reality of the situation is that mold is horrifically dangerous--to both you and your home. Mold moves in silence, contaminating the infected area swiftly; this is especially true in New York City, where leaky pipes, rainy days and old antiquated edifices come together to wreak havoc on the populace.

A Mold Problem Can:

  • Displace you and your family for several days, costing a fortune.
  • Ruin the integrity of your home, requiring various expensive repairs.
  • Taint the property with a particularly nasty odor, which requires specialized care to remove.

If you suspect you may have mold in your household, it is best to call a specialist. Many a time people will attempt to resolve the matter by themselves, resorting to common items such as bleach in an effort to drive back the infestation. This is a bad idea. Not only is this putting getting you within range of mold, it may worsen the situation. Moreover, the cause of the problem must be remedied first before taking any further action. In urban areas like Manhattan, the source might be well hidden inside the infrastructure of the building, and will likely spring forth again as soon as your home is cleared.

The best defense against such a terrible predicament is keeping your household free of moisture and humidity, along with routine inspections of possible vulnerable areas. This goes especially for older homes. It is better to be safe than sorry.

Important Facts to Note about Mold Damage

11/29/2017 (Permalink)

Mold is among the worst silent but dangerous contaminants known to grow in buildings. It can grow both indoors and outdoors. All it needs is a wet or damp surface such as carpets, wood, ceiling tiles, insulation, and drywall just to mention a few.

Mold growth can start and spread within 48 hours if it is not checked. It can have significant impact and damages on your building's physical structure and the quality of your home. A lot of people in Manhattan have mold allergies. For safety purposes, it is vital to ensure that you get rid of any mold growth causing agents before the damage occurs.

We are here to help you in the remediation of mold damages. After carrying out a comprehensive inspection, our mold damage remediation specialists will contain the affected surfaces with physical barriers to ensure that the growth does not spread during the restoration process.

Some of the important facts to note about mold problem are;

  • Mold can affect your health and that of your pets. It also compromises the physical structure of your building
  • Mold growth occurs mostly in warm and damp surfaces under humid conditions
  • Mold is hard to see since it grows in hidden areas like under the floors, under the ceiling carpet and in walls.
  • If the mold is not yet visible, after two days, it can affect any wet material in the house
  • Whether you already suspect a mold problem or already seen the problem, only a professional can help you identify its source and the extent of the damage
  • Some home remedies for example bleaches can add to the problem

It is wise to avoid using your homemade remedies to minimize the issue and let a professional handle it for you. If you suspect or you see that you have a mold issue in New York City, call us, and we will immediately respond to solve your problem before it worsens.

Professional mold remediation and removal in Manhattan

10/2/2017 (Permalink)

Moisture is almost synonymous with molds; they thrive on moist spaces. A small leak or flooding if not attended to immediately, will lead to the growth and spread of molds. Even with the absence of moisture, molds grow if there is high humidity in buildings. Your Manhattan home or business is prone to mold attacks. Molds are found indoors and outdoors and can easily find their way into the house. Before embarking on the mold removal process ensure you identify and stop the source of the leak or moisture. If unaddressed the moisture will continue to perpetuate the growth of molds in your Manhattan home.

Molds black or otherwise can cause harmful effects to occupants of a home or business. Effects include irritation due to exposure to irritants and allergens. Molds also cause coughing, sneezing and other nasal ailments. It can irritate skin, eyes and is particularly harmful to asthmatic people. Molds are also unsightly; nobody wants to use a molds infested bathroom or kitchen. If present in business premises it is likely to drive customers away.

Mold removal process

Getting rid of molds in damp places involves the following steps:

  • Assessment

Carry out a preliminary evaluation of the affected room. Inspection helps you to determine the extent of mold infestation. You then come up with a plan on how to remove it. The home or business owners are advised in case they need to relocate during the princess.

  • Remediation

Restoration involves removing existing molds. Professional cleaners will also seal any moisture sources to prevent the growth of new molds. Different restoration guidelines exist depending on the size of affected area. Infested spaces are isolated by closing all doors, windows and sealing any opening. Dust the contaminated area and remove any damaged materials.

  • Cleaning

Clean the infected area using water, detergents; it can also be vacuumed. Dry and humidify the cleaned areas. If done correctly, the molds should not reoccur. Ensure the moisture problem is fixed otherwise the cleaning will be a futile act

Signs that you need mold services urgently

6/2/2017 (Permalink)

Mold thrives in a warm, humid and damp environment. Most types of mold are harmful to human and animal health. Some of the health issues they can cause on the people within the house include throat irritation, eye irritation, nasal stuffiness, skin irritation, and coughing or wheezing. Mold or mildew is not harmful in small quantities; it only becomes harmful when its growth spirals out of control and increases in quantity. Your home is likely to have mold if there are leaking pipes, leaks in the roof, poor ventilation, condensation, flooding and wet clothes. Dealing with these problems early enough can prevent mold from setting in and causing havoc on the property.

There are ways in which you can prevent this menace from happening. Always ensure that you clean up water as soon as it spills in large amounts because this will reduce the chances of mold growing there. Also, ensure there is ample ventilation in the house after you finish cooking showering or washing utensils. Insulate your house to quell condensation. Also, keep the basement dry always. If all these fail, you should seek the help of professionals to remove mold from your home. These are the telltale signs that you should look out for if you want to know whether you need mold services;

  • If your home has experienced flooding recently due to excessive rain, broken appliance or pipe there is the likelihood that mold will grow. This can happen especially if you did not enlist the services of professionals to clean it.
  • When you see mold growth, it is also a red flag that you should do something about it.
  • The presence of an unpleasant and wet odor it can be emanating from the mold.
  • If you or anyone else living in the house start experiencing allergies that you did not have before
  • The presence of moisture should also alert you to the imminent growth of mold and hence the need to call in professionals.

If you reside in New York City or Manhattan and you have noticed some of these signs, you should visit our website at and allow us to address your problem promptly.

Mold Myth Busting 101

5/19/2017 (Permalink)

Its name evokes images of green rot. Mold is a menacing pollutant existing naturally in the environment. But it's the last thing you want growing in your New York City home.

Like most people, you probably know that indoor mold ruins homes and threatens health. And you might agree that the first step to eliminating mold is locating its sources.

But do you know where to look for mold? Or even that using a popular disinfectant to clean it can do more harm than good? Chances are, you've been duped by these mold myths that should be laid to rest:

  • A Clean Home is Mold-Free.

A dirt-free home is no guarantee against mold infestation. Mold thrives in closets, dark corners, and drywall, a common construction material in homes today. Its microscopic spores sail through the air, so you can't see them or know where they land.

  • Your home has no moldy odors.

It's true that gasses produced by mold give off a musty odor. But it's false to assume that having no odor means your home isn't infested. Not all molds produce smells. And if mold is lurking in a basement, its smell doesn't enter the air you normally breathe. It's there, and you never knew it.

  • Your home's basement never floods.

Wet basements are a major source of mold. But they're just one of many in your home. Other mainsprings for mold are humidifiers, leaky pipes, dryers that vent indoors, bathrooms and cooking areas that aren't ventilated, even carpets in a basement.

  • Bleach can remove mold.

A powerful disinfectant, bleach wipes away mold on glass, metal, or plastic surfaces. But while its chlorine component doesn't penetrate to the sources of mold in drywall and wood, the water contained in bleach does. And--you guessed it--that water lingers beneath the surfaces, providing more than enough food for mold to grow.

Want to know more about mold damage? Call SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan today - (212) 768-9400!

Mold Damage Cleanup Manhattan

4/28/2017 (Permalink)

The EPA has specific recommendations on mold damage. In order to avoid health problems, you need to know what you can do yourself and what you will need a professional to do. Mold damages whatever it is growing on so you have to act quickly. If left untreated, it can lead to expensive renovation work.

Although it can be found in many places, one of the most common places mold establishes a foothold is in leaky windows, where it begins to rot the frame and windowsill.

Who should Clean it Up?

Measure the moldy area. Determine if it is more than 3 feet by 3 feet. You may be above to handle the job yourself in this case. However, larger areas require heavier remediation and pose greater health risks.

If you decide to use professional service providers:

  • Make sure they have experience with mold remediation
  • Ask for and check references
  • Verify that the service provider knows and follows EPA guidelines

If it looks like the heating, ventilation or air conditioning (HVAC) system could have mold, then consult the EPA guide 'Should You Have the Air Ducts in Your Home Cleaned?' If you think the HVAC system is compromised by mold, do not run it. It can quickly spread mold throughout the entire building.

If the mold damage has been caused by contaminated water, then call a professional right away. Make sure they have experience cleaning buildings damaged by sewage water.

For mold remediation and clean up in Manhattan, contact SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan. Let us worry about and take care of the damage without risking your health or possessions.

The Various Scenarios of Mold Remediation

8/8/2016 (Permalink)

Protecting your home from the ravages of mold can be a daunting task if you don't know what to look for or don't know you have it. However, it's a process that every homeowner should consider in order to protect the structural integrity of their home as well as the health and wellness of their family.

The Four W's of Mold...


The process of determining if you have mold, and if so, what type begins with 5 questions that cover a number of considerations. It's a given that mold only grows in damp conditions. As a result, you must ask yourself if you or a neighbor has a water leak? Mold only takes a few days to form in moist situations. Even if you don't have a leak, your neighbor's leak could become a true bone of contention for you if you live in an apartment or duplex.

What Where and When...

Obviously, if you can visibly see mold you know you have a problem that needs resolving. Determining what type of mold you have becomes the obvious next step. Additionally, if you have water that pools against the exterior of your house when it rains, the moisture will affect not only exterior walls but the interior walls as well. It's just a question of "when."

Other Indicators...

In addition to visibly seeing mold, a musty moldy smell is a good indication that your dwelling has a mold issue. If the atmosphere in your home is humid, and your windows sweat revealing condensation, these are conditions that are ripe for developing a problem with mold if you don't already have one. Flair ups with allergies and illness in your pets are also strong indicators of a mold problem. Mold is a serious issue that can impact not only the infrastructure of your house but the health of your family members. Even if you plan on moving it's a good idea to have your new home tested for the presence of mold as a safety measure.

Having your home tested for mold is a good investment to protect the health and the integrity of both your family and your homes structure. After all, an ounce of prevention is always worth a ton of cure.

TLC for your entire home

7/15/2016 (Permalink)

Mold on walls

New York City Mold Removal

Mold thrives in moist conditions, the most commonly affected areas being the basement. There are several factors that can make the basement mold thrive: if there are floods in the area, a pipe that could be leaking, poor ventilation in the basement and cracks in the foundation among others. However, there is no need to worry as our experts can remove it at SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan in New York City.

The first step to getting rid of mold in Manhattan is determining the amount of mold which will determine the removal process undertaken. Secondly, identifying the source of moisture and sealing it up. Finally, make sure that all the items that had the mold have been cleaned or removed and disposed of.

At SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan, mold removal is our specialty. We understand that some of these things happen without your knowledge which is the reason why our experts will take some time to explain to you how to prevent mold in your basement.

When clothes and carpets have been affected by the mold, our professional cleaning team will effectively clean them using special equipment and detergents. We also handle books, artwork or any other documents.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan experts are here to help you with any mold problems. It may seem small you but to ensure that it does not also happen again, then hire our expertise.

Got Mold?

5/10/2016 (Permalink)

Are you someone experiencing mold issues in your home or work place? Well SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan is here to take your stress away! There are many different species of mold, and can grow rapidly if the proper steps are not taken. Mold can cause various health effects to people, so it should only always be handled by professionals. With over 20 years of experience, SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan stands confidently as a trusted leader in Restoration and Cleaning. We believe it is our duty At SERVPRO to treat every situation with the utmost urgency, respect and care.

After mold is removed, it is crucial to execute a complete cleanup of the damaged area at hand. Our team of experts are certified to use the most cutting edge equipment to perform the most excellent Mold Remediation Services. We are a 24 hour service, making us faster to any size disaster!  Once our team takes on your mold disaster, your air quality will be highly improved, and above all your mold will be eliminated! We work with all Insurance companies so you don’t have to! Our goal is to make sure every customer feels safe and our work turns your home/office back to its original esthetics, as if nothing ever happened! 

Mold in Your Home?

4/4/2016 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan is here to help!

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan wants your to better understand mold! Mold growth usually occurs when an area is exposed to water and moisture for a long time. Mold can grow anywhere but some of the most common places mold grows are the following:

  • Walls

  • Ceilings

  • Windows

  • Floors

  • Furniture

  • Insulation

  • Air ducts

  • Clothing

  • Basement


All mold needs is one of the following in order to grow:

  • Darkness

  • Dampness

  • Food source

To eliminate mold, you will need to extract all of the water. As mold requires moisture to grow, you need to keep your indoor area dry and dirt free. To start with the cleaning process, use wet vacuums on carpets and mold-prone areas very often. These cleaners are designed to clean the area and collect moisture. You can remove water from carpet, hard wooden surfaces, and floors with the help of these vacuum cleaners. Remember to use these vacuums when the area is still wet. In case, the area has mold spores, the wet vacuums will collect it with the water present on the surface. HEPA vacuums are specially designed to cleanup dust and mold spores from the surface. These high efficiency vacuums can be used to clean surfaces and mold prone areas easily.

Then you will need to clean the area. Next, you will need to treat the area to kill mold and spores in the indoor environment. It is possible to control mold growth indoors by taking necessary steps and controlling moisture indoors.

Disinfectant wipes kill mold and mold spores. You can use these wipes to clean those areas where you see mold often. The water, detergent, and disinfectant liquid in the wipe kill mold and keep the surfaces clean. After wiping the surfaces of mold prone areas, allow the areas to dry completely. Remember that mold can grow abruptly when the surface is damp for a long time.

SERVPRO of Midtown Manhattan specializes in both cleanup and restoration services. We understand the importance of indoor cleanliness and safety. If you are concerned your home is infested with mold and mold spores, call 212-768-9400 today for extensive cleaning.