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Can Mold Be Removed from Drywall in Bethpage Homes?

4/30/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Removal Tactics Include Strategies for Damaged Drywall in Bethpage Properties

There are no single correct remediation responses for your home or business, so choosing the right approach rests on the experience and knowledge of responding team members on our SERVPRO roster. With drywall being a common hosting material, it is important to understand its salvageability in these scenarios.

How Damaged is the Material?

Before much of the mold removal in Bethpage homes can begin, a thorough inspection is needed for elements like drywall to determine their condition and the severity of mold exposures. This damage assessment checks for physical destruction of the hosting material as well as blatant signs that water or microbial damage has taken hold of the gypsum board. Some of these signs might be:

Is Surface Treatment Enough?

Early spotting or suspected mold growth that does not yet show physical signs can sometimes be treated with powerful surface cleaning products from our inventory. Antimicrobial and sporicidal products are the foundation of early mold remediation as a non-invasive and gentler approach to aggressive, abrasive cleaning tactics. However, surface treatment might not always be feasible depending on the damage to the hosting element.

Is It More Cost-Efficient to Replace the Drywall?

Cost-efficiency is one of the most direct measures of the appropriate remediation and restoration response after mold damage in your household. Many property owners prioritize the lower cost against the faster result, though when this priority changes, the techniques of remediation and recovery change in kind. In many cases, even with restorable damage to drywall, removing affected panels and replacing them is often more cost-effective than taking the time to dry and treat with antimicrobial products.

When mold develops in your home or business, there are hundreds of drying and remediation decisions. Calculating the most efficient and cost-effective response is not always easy without the extensive training and professional experience of AMRT-Certified technicians like our SERVPRO of Levittown, Bethpage team. Call us anytime you need us at (516) 261-9600.

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