Water Damage Mold Clean Up

Mold Can Be A Silent And Uninvited Intruder In Your Home.

Prompt response to water damage is crucial to prevent mold growth. Mold removal necessitates experienced technicians, as improper handling can be health-hazardous.


Causes of Mold Following Water Damage

Mold growth following water damage is a common issue, often caused by several key factors:

  • Moisture: The most critical factor for mold growth. Water damage from flooding, leaks, or high humidity provides the necessary moisture for mold to thrive.

  • Lack of Ventilation: In areas with poor ventilation, moisture cannot evaporate quickly, creating an ideal environment for mold.

  • Organic Materials: Mold feeds on organic materials like wood, paper, carpet, and fabrics. When these materials are water-damaged, it can lead to rapid mold growth.

  • Time: Mold can begin to grow within 24 to 48 hours following water exposure. The longer an area remains wet, the more conducive it is for mold development.

  • Temperature: Warm temperatures can accelerate mold growth, with most molds thriving in temperatures between 77°F and 86°F (25°C to 30°C).

  • Pre-existing Mold Spores: Dormant mold spores in homes and buildings can become active when exposed to water.

  • Poorly Executed Water Damage Restoration: Inadequate or delayed restoration efforts can leave residual moisture, increasing the risk of mold growth.

To prevent mold following water damage, it's essential to act quickly to remove water, thoroughly dry the area, and eliminate sources of moisture. Addressing water damage promptly and effectively is crucial in preventing mold growth.

Remediation Process

Mold will grow in areas of moisture affected by leaks in roofs, pipes, or anywhere that flooding or excess water occurred. It commonly grows on drywall, ceiling tiles and even wood. Rapid response to water damage is critical to eliminating mold growth. Mold removal requires specialized technicians, such as our water restoration specialists in order to remove it thoroughly. It requires experience and can be hazardous to your health if done incorrectly.

Our mold and water restoration process may include the following items: 

The remediation process for water damage and mold typically involves several key steps to ensure the area is safely restored to a healthy condition:

  • Inspection and Assessment: This involves a thorough inspection of the affected area. Professionals use moisture meters and other tools to identify the extent of the water damage and the presence of mold, which helps in determining the appropriate remediation strategy.

  • Water Removal: Any standing water is removed immediately, usually using powerful pumps and vacuums. This step is crucial to prevent further water absorption and mold growth.

  • Drying and Dehumidification: After water removal, the area needs to be dried and dehumidified using air movers and dehumidifiers. This eliminates moisture from materials and the air, which is critical because residual moisture can lead to mold growth.

  • Cleaning and Sanitizing: The area and affected belongings are cleaned and sanitized. This includes furniture, clothing, and other personal items. Antimicrobial treatments may be used to eliminate mold and prevent its return, and air scrubbers can help remove mold spores from the air.

  • Mold Remediation: If mold is present, it is safely removed. This may involve the removal and disposal of mold-infested materials and the use of specialized cleaning agents. Protective gear is often worn to prevent exposure to harmful mold spores.

  • Restoration: The final step is restoring the affected area to its original condition. This can involve minor repairs like replacing drywall and painting, or major repairs like the reconstruction of entire rooms or areas.

Throughout the process, safety and health precautions are essential, especially when dealing with potentially harmful mold. It's recommended that professionals experienced in water damage and mold remediation handle these tasks, as improper handling can exacerbate the problem and pose health risks.



Our team of experts will immediately respond and examine the affected area to mitigate further damage

If you find or believe your home is in need of mold damage restoration, contact New Method so that we can investigate and eradicate it.  Our mold experts will thoroughly examine your home using advanced technology, and if mold is detected, we will take the proper steps to remove it. Many varieties of indoor mold can create health problems and produce allergens leading to coughing, sneezing, trouble breathing, and irritated eyes to name a few. It can affect children and adults alike. Our process is a two prong approach, involving mold removal and mold remediation. New Method is certified to deal with hazardous materials and our goal is to protect you and work with you through this process.


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Edison, NJ 08837

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NJ Headquarters 
3 Coral Street
Edison, NJ 08837
888 898 1768
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