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Mold Remediation Process

8/20/2018 (Permalink)

Understanding 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 the “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call our office. A representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals will carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. They use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.  

Step 3: Mold Containment

We 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

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Clifton Professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

If you see signs of Mold, call us TODAY!

SERVPRO of Clifton ~ 973-928-3705

What Cause Mold to Grow in Houses and Homes

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Cause Mold to Grow in Houses and Homes SERVPRO of Clifton ~ 973-928-3705

What Mold Needs to Grow

Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home:

  • Mold Spores
  • A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton)
  • Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light)
  • Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures)
  • Oxygen
  • Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity)
  • Enough time (most molds can being to grow in 72 hours if the conditions are right)

Moisture is really the key cause of mold growth since the other conditions on the list are always going to be present in homes.

So, essentially, the difference between whether mold grows in your home or not comes down to whether you have a moisture problem.

Causes of Mold In Homes

Humidity

If the weather's been very humid for a few days in a row you might notice mold starting to grow in your home.  When it rains for several days it's especially common to see mold start to grow on walls, benches and other surfaces because of the wet air.

Humidifiers are always good to have in home with high humidity.  But, there are molds that only need the humidity level to be higher than 55% to start growing.  So, be sure to set your humidifier below 55%.

 Leaking Pipes

Water leaks from pipes are a common cause of mold growth.  The worst leaks are the ones that go undetected because they are hidden out of view, like inside a wall cavity.  By the time you discover these leaks mold has usually started to grow already.

Leaks in Roof

Check your attic regularly for leaks and keep an eye on the ceiling below.  If you notice any signs of water damage on the ceiling or any mold that has grown, then you probably have a leaking roof.

Condensation

Cold surfaces can create condensation in your home.  Places where condensations collects are prime spot for mold growth.

Poor Ventilation

Poor ventilation mean wet surfaces dry out more slowly.  Ventilation is especially important in rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen where there is a lot of steam.

Flooding

Some dangerous toxic molds require more extreme conditions than common molds do, such as stachybotrys chartarum which requires material to be very wet for several days to grow.  A flood can create these conditions putting your home more at risk of being infested with dangerous toxic molds.

This is why it is important to call SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705, to begin the drying process as quickly as possible.

Understanding Mold

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Understanding Mold If you suspect mold, Call SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

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 on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. 
  • 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.

Mold Misconceptions

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

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.

What is "Black Mold"

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called “black mold” or “toxic mold”. Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing. Any mold in your home should be treated with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If It's Black Mold

Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact a SERVPRO of Clifton Professional immediately.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today ~ SERVPRO of Clifton - 973-928-370 

Summer Heat & Humidity

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Summer Heat & Humidity SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

How to Fight Mold Issues During the Summer Months

Hot & humid summer months are conductive to mold growth.  Here are some key tips to help reduce the risk of those unwanted guests.

Keep Your Home Clean

Keeping your home clean is important for a number of reasons. The number one thing mold needs is moisture. Once it has this, it can easily grow on a number of surfaces within the home. Regular cleaning of these areas can be instrumental in preventing mold from growing. Cooking oils, soap scum, and dirt can all facilitate mold growth. Eliminate these elements from the home through regular cleanings.

Control Humidity

Because mold needs water to grow, humidity in the home can be detrimental. This can be an especially big problem during the summer months when humidity in the air is especially high. Whether the moisture is coming from outside air, water coming in, cooking, showering, running the dishwasher, or even breathing, it is important to reduce the amount that remains in the home. Wipe away excessive moisture on the walls and ceiling. Make sure fans in the kitchen and bathroom are functioning properly to remove the moisture. For those living in especially humid areas, investing in a dehumidifier may be necessary.

Control the Temperature

For mold to grow, the ideal temperature needs to be reached. The ideal temperature is between 77 and 86 degrees Fahrenheit. During the summer months, temperatures are often higher than normal inside the home. Make an effort to keep temperatures inside the home lower during the summer months. Setting the thermostat to the low 70s makes it more difficult for mold to grow. Be conscious of the temperature of your home. Even if you are away from your home for an extended period of time, keep the temperature fairly low to prevent against mold.

Keep Air Circulating

Stagnant air breeds mold. Keeping air circulating through your home will help prevent mold from growing. Keep all the vents in your home open, even if you don’t often go in that room.

Protect your home against mold, even during the humid summer months. By keeping your home clean, controlling the humidity, controlling the temperature, and keeping the air circulating, you can better prevent mold from growing in your home.

Should you find mold in your home, call the experts at SERVPRO of Clifton. 973-928-3705

The Mold Remediation Process

4/25/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation The Mold Remediation Process SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

In addition to causing significant property damage, mold can produce allergens and irritants that can cause health effects. SERVPRO Franchise Professionals understand mold and mold growth and have the training and equipment to remediate the mold in your home or business.

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, so removing all mold from a home or business is impossible. 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 they 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. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Let your nose lead the way. 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.

Understanding 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 the “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call our local office. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

SERVPRO of Clifton Franchise Professionals will 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

We 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

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our Professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. SERVPRO of Clifton Franchise Professionals use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Removing and disposing of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, may be necessary to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Belongings

SERVPRO of Clifton Franchise Professionals clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold. They use a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and sanitize your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may be removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business.

Have Mold Related Questions?
Call SERVPRO of Clifton Today.

973-928-3705

Mold vs. Mildew

1/31/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold vs. Mildew GOT MOLD? Call SERVPRO of Clifton TODAY! 973-928-3705

Mold vs. Mildew: What's the Difference?

Mold and mildew have a lot of similarities. They're both likely to grow in moist, warm areas and are adept at surviving on a wide variety of surfaces.

Additionally, they're both fungi that aren't welcome in your home. Their presence is an indicator that excess moisture is present. (We'll get to the three factors that help mold and mildew to thrive shortly.)

Technically, mildew is a type of mold. The difference? Mildew sticks to growing on surface areas and is simple to wipe clean whereas mold can grow undetected for months“ destroying the surfaces it thrives on.

Visually, there are some significant differences. Mildew is recognizable by its flat surface which stays relatively flush with whatever it's growing on. It can appear downy or powdery in texture, and, while it may start out white, generally ends up yellow, brown, or black.

Mold, on the other hand, can be any of a wider range of colors including green, yellow, brown, gray, or white. Instead of growing relatively flush with a surface, it's distinguished by a fluffy appearance.

And, depending on where it grows, spots may appear separately "as in not connected“ but in the same area.

Discerning whether a patch of fungi is mold or mildew is important since their differences are way more than skin deep.

Food, Warmth, and Moisture: The Three Musts for Mold and Mildew

Microscopic mold and mildew spores are everywhere” even in the air we breathe. However, the risks of mold and mildew increase come winter due to the difference in temperature between indoors and out.

That's because fungi like mold and mildew require three things to thrive in your home: food, warmth, and moisture.

The "food" that mold and mildew require is any organic material (meaning that it contains carbon atoms) which can give it the energy to grow. This can be anything from the old bread on your kitchen counter to the cupboards on the walls, or even the cotton rug on your floor.

Warmth occurs when you crank up that aforementioned thermometer. But some areas that suffer from poor insulation, such as single-pane windows and outer-facing walls, can stay cooler than your home's average temperature.

Moisture that travels into your home basement, bathrooms, or kitchen will condense when it comes in contact with a cold area. That's why you're most likely to find mold or mildew on windowsills, baseboards, tile grout, and even in the back of closets.

The good news is that if you deprive mold or mildew of moisture, warmth, and food, you will stop it from growing.

The bad news? While mildew might be easily defeated, depriving mold of its needs won't kill the spores that are already there.

Instead, deprived mold will just stay dormant and start growing again if they get moisture, warmth, and food- springing back to life within hours of a favorable shift in its environment.

Six Ways to Beat Mold and Mildew Before They Start

When all the right conditions are present, moisture, ample food, and a temperature between 41-100 degrees Fahrenheit, mold will begin growing within 24 to 48 hours.

However, it can often remain hidden until the spores have already affected large areas of your property and caused considerable structural damage.

That's why the easiest way to beat these fungal culprits in the winter months is with prevention. Here's how to limit moisture, remove tempting food sources, and keep an eye out for the first telltale signs of a winter mold problem.

1. Increase Air Circulation and Reduce Humidity

One cheap and simple step to reduce moisture is to use fans and open windows. By increasing the air circulation in rooms, cold air is less likely to condense in nooks and crannies.

If you live in a particularly cold climate, opening windows might not be an option. Instead, consider purchasing a dehumidifier to reduce the overall moisture inside your home.

Look for one that offers digital readings, which can help you to keep your indoor humidity level is below 40%.

2. Keep an Eye Out for Leaks That Can Let in Excess Moisture

Keep an eye out for leaks in common areas such as windows, exterior to interior doorways, and the surrounding areas by swamp coolers and skylights.

Not only should you be on high alert for leaks coming from the outdoors, but don’t forget to check your indoor plumbing as a possible culprit for excess moisture. Check for hidden leaks in areas such as under bathroom and kitchen sinks.

3. Repair Any Leaky Area Immediately

Mold and mildew can grow at a rapid pace. The longer you leave a leak unattended, the more likely you are to experience mold and the damage that comes with it.

In short, the moment you suspect or see a leak, fix it--or you might be stuck with paying for more expensive remediation.

4. Limit the Possible Areas Where Mold and Mildew Can Grow

Since fungi thrive on quick-to-decompose items such as books, piles of loose papers, or boxes of clothing, be strategic when storing these items.

The best areas for long-term storage area away from external walls or windows that invite condensation. Instead, pick a storage area that enjoys circulation to prevent the possibility of built up moisture.

Remember to also keep a close eye on the moisture in your bathroom and clean surfaces regularly as well. Because bathrooms can carry the most moisture in the home which naturally results in the most mildew.

5. Take Care to Keep Entryway Flooring Dry During Wet Weather

If possible, use area rugs or washable floor surfaces rather than wall-to-wall carpet in areas or rooms that have a moisture issue.

While it's not usually a great idea to have carpeting in your entryway, if you live in a cooler, wet climate, renters often don't have a choice.

In instances where you do have carpet up to the door, take care to vacuum the area regularly, inspecting the area for signs of any mold near the baseboards or where your carpet meets the wall.

6. Use Exhaust Fans in the Kitchen and Bathroom

Boiling water and taking steamy showers provide your home's environment with plenty of moisture. Make sure not to slack on turning on exhaust fans, including the one in your oven's hood, that can help reduce condensation from collecting.

It's also helpful to leave exhaust fans on for twenty to thirty minutes after steaming up a room and wiping down moisture on the walls with a dry rag.

You've Discovered Mold. What to Do Next?

Natural cleaning won't do the trick, always hire a professional to remove it.  Call SERVPRO of Clifton ~ 973-928-3705 for professional mold remediation services.

What Causes Mold in Homes

6/30/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Causes Mold in Homes Call SERVPRO of Clifton to remediate your mold 973-928-3705

What Mold Needs to Grow

Mold needs these conditions before it can begin to grow in a home:

  • Mold Spores
  • A food source (eg wood, drywall, cotton)
  • Darkness (mold can't grow under ultraviolet light)
  • Warmth (mold can't grow in freezing temperatures)
  • Oxygen
  • Moisture (eg water leaks, humidity)
  • Enough time (most molds can being to grow in 72 hours if the conditions are right)

Moisture is really the key cause of mold growth since the other conditions on the list are always going to be present in homes.

So, essentially, the difference between whether mold grows in your home or not comes down to whether you have a moisture problem.

Causes of Mold In Homes

Humidity

If the weather's been very humid for a few days in a row you might notice mold starting to grow in your home.  When it rains for several days it's especially common to see mold start to grow on walls, benches and other surfaces because of the wet air.

Humidifiers are always good to have in home with high humidity.  But, there are molds that only need the humidity level to be higher than 55% to start growing.  So, be sure to set your humidifier below 55%.

 Leaking Pipes

Water leaks from pipes are a common cause of mold growth.  The worst leaks are the ones that go undetected because they are hidden out of view, like inside a wall cavity.  By the time you discover these leaks mold has usually started to grow already.

Leaks in Roof

Check your attic regularly for leaks and keep an eye on the ceiling below.  If you notice any signs of water damage on the ceiling or any mold that has grown, then you probably have a leaking roof.

Condensation

Cold surfaces can create condensation in your home.  Places where condensations collects are prime spot for mold growth.

Poor Ventilation

Poor ventilation mean wet surfaces dry out more slowly.  Ventilation is especially important in rooms such as the bathroom and kitchen where there is a lot of steam.

Flooding

Some dangerous toxic molds require more extreme conditions than common molds do, such as stachybotrys chartarum which requires material to be very wet for several days to grow.  A flood can create these conditions putting your home more at risk of being infested with dangerous toxic molds.

This is why it is important to call SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705, to begin the drying process as quickly as possible.

 

Does Your Passaic County Home Have a Mold Problem?

6/19/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Does Your Passaic County Home Have a Mold Problem? In Clifton and surrounding areas, mold can spread through a home in a little as 48 hours.

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.  This makes it impossible to  remove all mold from a home or business.  Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. 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 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%.


If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect an assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.


If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705

Is It Possible to Restore Clothes That Have Been Affected by Mold?

6/12/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is It Possible to Restore Clothes That Have Been Affected by Mold? Be careful! Without proper training, you could be spreading mold throughout your home. Call SERVPRO of Clifton - 973-928-3705

Foremost, any garment or fabric that has not suffered physical deterioration or discoloration as a result of mold growing on it, and that is washable (typically, a minimum of 130degrees for at least 10 minutes), can be restored completely. That foes for bacterial contamination as well, as evidence by hospitals daily as they wash linens, gowns, surgical drapes, etc.


Dry cleaning also does a good job when evaluated and cleaned- often twice - by a qualified professional.  Again, this assumes no deterioration or discoloration of the garment.  Ultimately, sampling and evaluation by a qualified environmental professional can be used to confirm remediation of the garment. 


Why Use a Certified Technician?


Professional restoration technicians understand the need for quick response.  Immediate remediation is key to controlling and escalating costs.  The longer the remediation is delayed, the higher the cost of restoration.  Certified restorers have the knowledge to test materials and apply restoration techniques required to return the items to their preloss condition. 


SERVPRO of Clifton is IICRC Certified.  If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today - 973-928-3705

What is Black Mold?

6/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is Black Mold? Mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Call SERVPRO of Clifton to remediate TODAY 973-928-3705

What is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called "black mold" or "toxic mold." Sensational news reports warn about the dangers of black mold and these stories can be alarming and confusing.

Any mold in your home should be treated with caution - stay out of affected areas and don't touch or disturb the mold.

How Do I Tell If Its Black Mold?

Since many type of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediation company like SERVPRO of Clifton, regardless of the color or type of mold.  In many instances, multiple types of mold can exist in the same house or structure.  If you suspect that you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Clifton immediately at 973-928-3705.

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours.  Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mod spores are microscopic, floating 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 spore thrive on moisture.  Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water.  These colonies may produce toxins harmful to humans and pets.
  • 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth.  Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

If You See Signs Of Mold, Call SERVPRO of Clifton Today - 973-928-3705

Prevent Mold After Water Damage

4/25/2017 (Permalink)

Water in unwanted areas can cause considerable damage to your possessions and home.  When water damage occurs either due to a leak or natural disaster, mold can develop quite fast.  Preventing mold development is vital to maintaining clean and healthy air in your home.  It's essential to begin the drying process started as soon as possible.  After a water intrusion occurs, there is a 72 hour window to prevent the potential of mold growth.


Proper drying is important.  Many times a person will think that moisture was removed when in fact enough moisture was left behind to allow mold to start growing.  If a minor amount of moisture is lingering inside the wall cavities, behind the baseboards, in the carpet, or under the carpet padding it will likely be weeks before it all dries up, by that time the mold starts forming as visible spores on your walls.  Many mold remediator's and carpet cleaning companies will focus efforts on drying the room that flooded and neglect nearby rooms where water flowed hidden inside wall cavities and under carpet or even tile.  SERVPRO of Clifton's certified and trained production staff will ensure all effected areas are fried properly.


After you call your insurance agent to report the initial water damage, call SERVPRO of Clifton we'll quickly begin the water damage cleanup to prevent mold from developing in your home.


SERVPRO of Clifton 973-928-3705


"Like it never even happened"

What is an AIr Scrubber and why do we use them?

4/3/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What is an AIr Scrubber and why do we use them? Air Scrubber

What is an Air Scrubber?


In simplest terms Air scrubbers, or negative air machine, is a portable air filtration machine.  It draws air from the surrounding environment and passes through a series of filters.  These filters efficiently remove particles from the air to help improve indoor air quality.


Why do we use Air Scrubbers?


The goal of every restoration job is to safely and efficiently return the indoor environment to preloss condition for the customer. 


Any job that involves cleanup of sewage, mold and or fire damage will generate significant amounts of particulates and odiferous (smelly) gases.  These contaminants are a direct result of the damage itself, as well as the necessary process of treating and cleaning damaged materials.  An air scrubber helps prevent these undesirable and potentially harmful particles and gases from remaining in the indoor environment.


Mold Remediation


Mold remediation projects can release large quantities of mold and fungal spores into the air.  These indoor air pollutants can affect the health and comfort of occupants.  Air scrubbers are equipped with multiple pre-filters for removal of visible airborne particles.  The final stage filter, HEPA, captures microscopic particles and microbes such as fungal spores.  HEPA filters can capture particles as small as 0.3 micros.


Think you have a mold situation?  Let our highly trained staff remove and remediate safely and efficiently


SERVPRO of Clifton


973-928-3705