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Mold Removal Steps for Queens Properties with Severe Contamination

4/9/2024 (Permalink)

Mold on sheetrock removed from bottom of a wall with the caption: Mold Damage Can Happen Out of Sight The first step to resolving mold damage is calling your local trained professionals at SERVPRO.

Convenience and Safety When Dealing with Mold Damage

Queens, NY, is renowned for its cultural diversity, reflected in its cuisines, festivals, and neighborhoods. Cultural institutions include museums like the Queens Museum, the Museum of the Moving Image, and the Noguchi Museum, which showcase art, film, and history. Visitors and residents relax in numerous local parks and outdoor spaces like Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Astoria Park, and the Queens Botanical Garden. Local events held annually, like the Diwali Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and the Queens International Night Market, celebrate different cultural heritages. 

Mold removal from Queens properties becomes challenging when significant or hidden contamination occurs. Knowing the appropriate steps to take eases the difficulty and enhances safety for everyone involved. SERVPRO® has applied microbial remediation technicians who plan mold remediation properly.

 Essential Procedures That Facilitate Mold Removal

  • Donning protective equipment 
  • Establishing containment
  • Controlled demolition
  • Bagging and disposing of the debris

When mold is disturbed by wiping surfaces or cutting materials, its debris escapes into the air, where it can pose respiratory issues. Skin contact is also likely for the people working in the contaminated areas. Wearing protective equipment resolves this problem. Our SERVPRO crews wear respirators such as N95 or P100, protective gloves, and body suits, allowing us to work safely in areas affected by all levels of mold infestation. 

Apart from the protective materials worn by the people handling mold removal, another layer of protection is necessary at the structure level. Our SERVPRO crews use 6-mil or thicker plastic sheets to create a containment zone that limits the spread of mold debris and particulate matter to the rest of the structure.

Other Resources Necessary to Establish Containment

  • Durable tape to hold sheeting in place
  • Zipper doors for entry points
  • PVC pipes or spring-loaded metal rods for support

Resolving mold situations may involve accumulating significant debris from tearing down ceilings, wall panels, and insulation. Heavy-duty plastic bags help collect and aggregate debris, making them easier to dispose of.   

SERVPRO of Steinway helps when you need mold removal services. Call (917) 341-4702. 

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