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How Mold Removal Companies Help in Contaminated Randolph Properties

1/17/2024 (Permalink)

Hand wearing a glove holding a moisture meter against sheetrock covered with mold with caption: SUSPECT MOLD IN YOUR HOME? If you suspect mold in your Randolph property, call SERVPRO. We'll make it,“Like it never even happened.”

Essential Procedures to Counter Mold Damage

Randolph, NJ, is a township with an illustrious history. Various amenities and structures within its boundaries help preserve its historical heritage. The Bridget Smith House Museum and Randolph Historical Society Museum are notable examples. Its parks and green spaces, like Tree Park, Brundage Park Playhouse, and Freedom Park, offer excellent opportunities for outdoor fun. Community events like the Freedom Festival are perfect for interaction with residents. 

Mold contamination can be a severe problem after water damage, especially when left to fester uncontrolled. Mold removal companies help Randolph homeowners regain control by taking the necessary steps to control microbial growth and clean up mold buildup. SERVPRO® splits up the process, addressing each aspect individually. 

Essential mold control processes

  • Moisture control 
  • Residue containment
  • Collecting residues
  • Moldy waste disposal

Moisture not only causes water damage directly but also drives mold development by activating spores, which attach to wood and other organic materials and develop into mold colonies. SERVPRO technicians have tools like moisture meters and thermal cameras to identify moisture sources and reservoirs within a property. We also have various drying equipment, including air movers and dehumidifiers, to facilitate moisture control after discovery.

Mold colonies consume materials, weakening their structural composition. Therefore, a moldy property tends to accumulate residues from the deteriorating materials. It is essential to contain the residues during cleanup and drying since releasing them into the air can compound the problem. Our crews can set up airtight physical barriers with plastic sheets and PVC pipes to keep residues from spreading.

Apart from preventing residues from spreading, collecting and disposing of moldy wastes is essential. SERVPRO teams use HEPA vacuums to remove loose mold spores from structural areas and contents. We also use sealable plastic bags to collect residues like insulation and drywall torn from moldy structures.

SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County is one of the mold removal companies that provides reliable services when your property is contaminated. You can reach us at (973) 895-5000.

Tips for Homeowners

10/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold found behind paneling in a basement in Randolph.

A pipe break caused this basement to flood. SERVPRO of Southwest Morris County was called in to remediate the water damage but excessive mold was found behind the paneling. Here are some tips that can help avoid mold issues in your home. 


  • Be sure your home has enough ventilation. Use exhaust fans which vent outside your home in the kitchen and bathroom. Make sure your clothes dryer vents outside your home.
  • Fix any leaks in your home’s roof, walls, or plumbing so mold does not have moisture to grow.
  • Clean up and dry out your home thoroughly and quickly (within 24–48 hours) after flooding.
  • Remove or replace carpets and upholstery that have been soaked and cannot be dried promptly. Consider not using carpet in rooms or areas like bathrooms or basements that may have a lot of moisture.