Mold Removal & Remediation NYC

Certified Mold Removal | New York City

Certified Mold Removal | New York City

Indoor mold in NY is very common. If you need to remove mold in your New York City home, trust the experts.

AAA Lead Pro NY gets the job done quickly, safely, and effectively – at an affordable price!

NY Mold Removal Areas

We offer certified mold removal services in all 5 NYC boroughs: Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Manhattan, and Staten Island.

AAA also services counties near NYC (Nassau, Orange, Westchester, Rochester, and Rockland County) as well as other areas in New York State.

Certified Mold Removal | New York City

Our Mold Remediation Services

Here’s the protocol our skilled and experienced contractors follow to ensure your home or business is made mold-safe as soon as possible.

  • Containment:
    Isolate the work area to prevent mold contamination.
  • Surface Protection:
    Your belongings and furniture are protected with sheeting.
  • Air Purification:
    Set up fans, dehumidifier, and air filtration to treat the air quality and moisture level.
  • HEPA Vacuum:
    Specialized industrial vacuums trap tiny mold spores, which a household machine cannot.
  • Mold Removal:
    Perform mold cleanup and prevent mold growth from returning to affected areas, using professional tools and methods.
  • Removal & Demolition:
    If material is soiled to the point that it cannot be restored, it is removed and demolished.
  • Antimicrobial Treatment:
    Seal and treat affected material with a microbe solution to inhibit mold re-growth.
  • Re-HEPA Vacuum:
    Second vacuum after removal to eliminate remaining spores.
  • Clean-up confirmation test:
    Conduct a clearance test in order to show your home is now mold-safe.
  • Findings report:
    Discuss and explain the work and results to you.

When it comes to mold remediation, NYC trusts AAA Lead Pro. Our mold specialists have successfully worked on projects ranging from residential (single family, multiple dwelling) to industrial, institutional, and commercial.

Mold Remediation Requirements in NY

Only professional mold remediators and mold contracting companies are allowed to offer mold removal services in New York City and NY state. The contractor and/or firm must hold a valid mold certification and mold license, per Article 32 of NY Labor Law (which also defines safe mold work practices).

You cannot ask a regular contractor to remediate mold for you. If they don’t have the appropriate training and certification, someone cannot offer to remove mold as a service.

It is illegal to remove mold yourself in certain cases. Ask us for details! For example, for a building with more than 10 dwelling units, mold remediation of greater than 10 square feet must be carried out by a professional mold contractor.

Other Rules

Some of the other mold removal guidelines include:

  • The mold remediation project must follow a work plan created by a licensed mold assessor.
  • The work plan must be shown to the client before beginning.
  • Signs must be displayed at the site, notifying of a remediation project.
  • Post-remediation clearance testing must be completed by a third party.

The AAA Guarantee

We have excellent reviews for a reason! AAA stands by our values of honesty, integrity, and respect. Your safety and satisfaction are our top priorities.

For 14+ years, AAA Lead Professionals has been a leading mold remediation company in the Tri-State area. We work tirelessly across NY, NJ, and PA to keep homes clean and healthy.

We also offer mold tests and mold inspections in NYC.


What are mold removal and mold remediation?

Mold removal means physically cleaning and getting rid of mold. Mold abatement is another term for the removal or lessening of mold presence.

Mold remediation is the process of removing mold growth as well as addressing the root factors to prevent recurrence and ensure the space remains mold-safe.  You should hire a professional for this, especially for areas over 3×3 feet. 

In certain cases, DIY mold removal is illegal. Contact us for details!

Are landlords responsible for removing mold in NY?

Who pays to remove mold in New York? Well, it depends what happened.

Landlords are responsible for addressing mold in a rental dwelling – buildings in NYC have a “warranty of hability” clause, meaning they must be fit to live in. There are various requirements to conduct regular inspections and repairs as well as give disclosure notices.

The exception is unless the mold is due to direct negligence on the part of the tenant, or their failure to report known mold problems or a condition that would be expected to lead to mold growth, such as a water leak. In such a case, the tenant would be at fault and responsible for damages.

Normal homeowners and landlords insurance may cover mold, but you should check for a fungi exclusion clause and coverage limits. Accidents and natural disasters (like mold as a result of a flood) may be covered under special insurance.

Regardless, if the tenant was not directly responsible for the mold or conditions leading to it, and they duly reported such to the property manager or owner, then it is the landlord’s duty to fix the mold.

Why should I remediate mold?

Some strains of mold are toxic to humans, and none are good for your respiratory health. Mold exposure is linked to increased risk of certain illnesses, especially over long periods.

For homeowners, it’s important to understand that mold spreads quickly and can lead to serious structural damage to buildings. If you experience water damage and the material is not thoroughly dry within 24-48 hours, it’s very likely that mold will begin to develop and infest your property.

If you are a landlord, you will be issued violations and fines by relevant authorities such as HPD if your tenant reports a mold problem that you are aware of, in addition to being subject to tenant complaints. If you are a tenant, you may be able to seek legal recourse against a negligent landlord who will not take action about mold infestations.

As a business owner, you’re obligated to keep your commercial space up to code.

How long does mold removal take?

This depends on the size and severity of your mold issue, which affects the tools and technicians we will need. For most residential projects, we can complete the job within as little as a few hours. Large, complex cases usually do not take more than a few days.

How long do I have to remediate mold? 

When it comes to mold, remediate it as soon as possible. It’s simply not worth the risk of continued, progressive damage to your property and personal health.

What is the cost of mold remediation in NYC?

While we are unable to give exact prices for mold removal services without further details relating to your case, you can always give us a call, book an appointment, or submit a message online! We’ll get back to you quickly with a price estimate.

Why is there mold in New York homes?

Mold is found worldwide, but NYC has a few notable conditions that make having a mold issue common.

These include the number of aging and crowded apartment buildings, which make it easy for mold to appear and spread if the building is not properly maintained. The building materials are sometimes deteriorating and air systems are often connected.

As well, the Big Apple is known for its polluted air, which makes Indoor Air Quality Testing a valuable measure if you live in the city. Certain building owners must also conduct annual allergen inspections to prevent and eliminate mold.

Any New York mold resources?

Want more information about what to do if you have mold in New York? Check these out or give us a call.

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    What Our Clients Say

    AAA Lead professionals took care of my mold problem from start to finish. They were professional , knowledgeable and a pleasure to deal with. I have been having a mold problem in my basement since we bought the home two years ago and we have worked with several mold remediation companies to try and get rid of the mold, it always came back 6 weeks later. It is now six month since AAA Lead Professionals performed there work and the basement is still mold free. We can finally start using our basement without having to worry about our health. Thanks so much for everything. You have really earned a five start review from me.

    Chavi Hoberman

    i had excellent experience with AAA Lead Professionals! they came down right away and took care of my mold immediately!! they are very experienced and professional!

    shani fishof

    Highly recommend using Joseph From AAA Lead Professionals, Joseph is honest and always has a smart approach on remediation, never had an issue with mold returning, great pricing and response time. Thank you!

    Sara Sicker

    I hired AAA Lead Pros to do the mold remediation in my basement. Within an hour of my initial call someone came out to give me an estimate and mold assessment report. Initially, I was not happy to find they charged for the estimate. Once I received the quote back that quickly changed. Lead Pros are extremely well priced. I’m talking a third of what their competitors attempted to charge me. They were also willing deduct the cost of the estimate off the final price of the job. I hired them on the spot after receiving the quote and they were on the job site within a week. As for the work itself, I could not be more satisfied. The supervisor was friendly and willing to ease the concerns of both myself and the tenants by answering an onslaught of our questions. Once the walls and floors started being torn down it became clear to them that to do the job correctly far more material would need to be removed than what was initially agreed upon. This was done at no additional cost to me which made it clear in my mind that they are dedicated to getting the job done correctly without trying to take advantage of their customers. The mold killing agent that was used was a green product so it was not necessary to vacate the premise during the time the work was going on. All contaminated materials were removed and hauled off site. Anything which could not be removed (structural support beams) were treated and encapsulated. They also used an air scrubber which was left running for 24 hours straight to ensure any disturbed mold spores would not further contaminate the air and job site. After the job was concluded I felt compelled to tip them for their great service. They wouldn’t even accept the tip! This is why I felt personally obligated to leave them this positive review. I am normally very skeptical of contractors so it is refreshing to find an outfit like this with integrity. They will absolutely be getting my business again should the need ever arise.

    Scott Santangelo

    I’ve used AAA Lead Professionals multiple times for projects we’ve done. We’ve had renovation projects with mold in the crawlspaces, asbestos shingles and tile on another project, and lead on exterior paint of an older house. AAA took care of all these problems in a timely fashion and at a reasonable price. Happy to use their services and to refer them to others.

    Avi Elbaz

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