Mold Remediation
Rochester, NY

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Upon discovering mold in your home, removal is the initial reaction. With the wide range of services offered by different restoration companies, figuring out what to do and who to call can be difficult. Attempting to treat it yourself may seem like a good idea, but it is not as effortless or secure as it appears.
Mold removal, mitigation, abatement, and remediation are often the same, meaning to get rid of or treat mold. Still, the processes involved in eliminating mold vary. One must consider if the procedure addresses the source.

Mold Remediation

Mold remediation is the term for removing and finding the cause of dangerous mold. It will likely involve testing, removal, demolition, sanitizing, containment, and cleaning. A professional restoration company will offer this to eliminate mold rather than falsely promising to remove all of it.

Mold Removal

Mold removal eliminates the mold but does not pinpoint the cause. It's an essential task, yet it involves more. "Removing" means cleaning without discovering the root of the mold.

Abatement/Mitigation

Abatement & Mitigation

Abatement and mitigation are interchangeable terms that both mean to reduce the amount of something. In reference to the mold, these terms mean reducing the number of mold spores without completely removing them. These services are used for asbestos, lead paint, and soil remediation. Rock Emergency offers these services as well.

Mold Remediation
Cleanup Process

Each mold infestation is different. However, our process is almost always the same. Having a process in place allows our team to provide quality service (every time). Our technicians use advanced, industry-specific equipment to identify areas of high moisture levels in residential and commercial buildings, including thermal imaging.

This can help identify the moisture intrusion source. Once the source is found, it will be fixed to ensure no further water damage occurs. You can review our process to know what to expect in the event you need us!

    Mold Inspection & Assessment

    Thoroughly examining the area is necessary to locate the source of mold growth. Commonly, it's near moisture or a previous water source...

    Mold Spore Containment

    Mold can spread rapidly in the right environment. Spores move in the air and settle in other places during removal. Expert mold removal...

    Mold Cleanup & Air Filtration

    Cleaning mold is contingent on its location. Non-porous or semi-porous materials are usually cleaned without releasing spores...

    Contaminated Material Removal

    Mold growth on porous surfaces typically calls for removal. Most cases require eliminating infected materials, such as drywall, insulation...

    Cleaning & Sanitization

    After taking out mold-ridden items, affected pieces like furniture, curtains, floors, walls, etc., will be thoroughly cleaned, then deodorized, and...

    Damaged Area
    Repairs

    Mold-contaminated areas may necessitate the elimination of affected items. We offer restoration and substitution of affected parts with fresh building materials...

    Preventative Recommendations

    Mold remediation isn’t complete without recommendations from mold professionals on how to prevent mold from coming back...

    Post-Remediation Inspection

    Once the remediation process has been completed, we will conduct a final clean-up inspection. We will ensure any debris has been cleared and...

    Water Damage
    Cleanup Process

    Rock Emergency offers 24/7/365 emergency response. No matter the time of day, or day of the week, Rock Emergency is here to help! We have been leaders of the Water Damage Restoration industry for years and have perfected our water clean-up process in Rochester, NY, and surrounding areas.

    The best thing about our process? It can all happen within a matter of hours. Here is a little insight on how we complete Water Remediation and Flood Restoration.

      MOLD INSPECTION & ASSESSMENT

      Thoroughly examining the area is necessary to locate the source of mold growth. Commonly, it's near moisture or a previous water source...

      MOLD SPORE CONTAINMENT

      Mold can spread rapidly in the right environment. Spores move in the air and settle in other places during removal. Expert mold removal...

      MOLD CLEANUP & AIR FILTRATION

      Cleaning mold is contingent on its location. Non-porous or semi-porous materials are usually cleaned without releasing spores...

      CONTAMINATED MATERIAL REMOVAL

      Mold growth on porous surfaces typically calls for removal. Most cases require eliminating infected materials, such as drywall, insulation...

      CLEANING & SANITIZATION

      After taking out mold-ridden items, affected pieces like furniture, curtains, floors, walls, etc., will be thoroughly cleaned, then deodorized, and...

      DAMAGED AREA
      REPAIRS

      Mold-contaminated areas may necessitate the elimination of affected items. We offer restoration and substitution of affected parts with fresh building materials...

      PREVENTATIVE RECOMMENDATIONS

      Mold remediation isn’t complete without recommendations from mold professionals on how to prevent mold from coming back...

      POST-REMEDIATION INSPECTION

      Once the remediation process has been completed, we will conduct a final clean-up inspection. We will ensure any debris has been cleared and...

      Common Mold Types Found In Homes

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      Alternaria

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      Aspergillus

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      Black Mold

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      Chaetomium

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      Cladosporium

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      Fusarium

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      Green Mold

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      Serpula lacrymans

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      Ulocladium

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      White Mold

      Mold on walls

      What is the Difference
      Between Mold & Mildew

      Mold

      Mold is a fungus that often develops on wet or humid surfaces in a home. People with mold allergies may have adverse reactions. Its roots can even penetrate host materials, harming walls and floors.

      Appearing fuzzy and often in circles, molds may be black, green, brown, or even yellow. Additionally, they may grow on food, furniture, carpets, walls, and windows.

      Mildew

      The EPA classifies mildew as a mold or fungus with a flat growth pattern. Mildews thrive in humid areas and spread out on wet surfaces such as paper, fabric, walls, and windows, usually appearing light and powdery.

      Unlike molds, mildew usually just spreads over the surface like a stain. Familiar places to find mildew include papers, fabrics, window sills, bathroom ceilings, and basement drywall.

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      Preventing Mold From Coming Back

      We are constantly asked if mold will return once it has been remediated, and our most straightforward answer is absolutely! When the leading cause of mold is water damage (leaks, flooding), the initial source of the water must be taken care of first. If it isn't, the mold will surely come back.

      The advice of our professional mold remediation team and follow our tips below to keep your home or office free from mold after remediation.

      Encourage airflow in your house by leaving doors open or briefly opening windows daily. This will promote circulation.

       
      Talk to your Doctor about mold exposure

      Health Risks
      Of Mold Exposure

      Mold can cause severe repercussions to your home or business and those exposed to it, such as you, your family, and your employees. It's not always easy to spot, but it can be especially damaging to kids and those whose immune systems are weakened by age or illness, for example, people with allergies or asthma and even pets.

      The CDC states that the effects of mold exposure can vary from person to person, depending on their sensitivities, allergies, type of mold, and amount of exposure.

      Runny or Stuffy Nose

      Scratchy Throat

      Itchy Eyes

      Skin Irritations 

      Headaches or Migraines

      Lung Irritations (coughing/wheezing)

      Worsened Chronic Symptoms

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      Mold Remediation
      Standards

      Mold remediation isn’t something you can just do. There are standards and guidelines in place for not only protecting the property but also the specialist. Our team members at Rock Emergency have all been trained and certified by the IICRC in mold remediation. With this certification, we can ensure the remediation process is done safely and effectively.

      We will use various equipment to detect moisture and problem areas during mold removal. We always use PPE and follow a strict containment procedure. Mold often affects more than you think, so we ensure your indoor air quality is safe and doesn’t pose any health risks. When mold is not taken care of correctly, it can pose severe risks (some mold is toxic) to health or property.

      Our experts will identify mold damage and provide the most effective remedies. We are here to help with 15+ years of experience. We possess the expertise, tools, and ability to solve mold problems. Quick, efficient, and complete remediation is our priority. We are always available for emergency services.

      DIY Mold Removal
      Or Hire A Professional?

      Mold growth can be spotted as discolorations on walls/materials, often considered harmless. Homeowners may attempt to clean the visible stain, but danger may be lurking beneath. Minor mold issues may be addressed independently, but larger infestations demand professional help.

      Taking out mold on your own without the proper safety measures can cause spores to spread, contaminating other clean spots. It is best to let professionals take care of it to ensure the safety of everyone in the area. Experienced mold remediation specialists will handle the job while protecting the building and its inhabitants.

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      Black Mold in Home

      Costs of
      Mold Remediation

      Over 100 molds can be found in homes. Some are simple to clean, but others are hardy and dangerous. These more challenging molds may cost more to remove as they spread and are not easily managed with typical mold cleaners. To kill mold in the home, professional workers must use toxic chemicals wearing protective gear, thus leading to higher removal costs.

      National average cost - $3,500+
      Average Range - $1,500 - $9,000+
      Single Spaces - $500 - $1,500+
      A whole house - $10,000 - $30,000+

      Mold remediation requires specialized skills and tools, costing more than a typical handyperson job. Companies providing this service employ skilled technicians and use high-end equipment to perform precise and appropriate removal techniques and check the area for remaining mold growth. Labor costs include time and the cost of vacuum equipment and protective gear, such as gloves and full-body suits with respirator masks.

      Why Choose Rock Emergency for Mold Remediation?

      Your safety and peace of mind is our number one priority. We are a 24 hour emergency service dedicated to our customer’s needs that services Rochester, NY and the surrounding areas. Rock Emergency takes pride on our reliability for any size job.

      We seek to satisfy our clients with our expertise, cost and time-efficacy and our cleanliness. Rock Emergency is an experienced service provider that has a list of resources at our disposal, through which we perform an array of demolition and restorative services. We don't stop at just mold remediation, we can do it all!

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