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How Mold Damage Affects Your Everett home

12/15/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on ceiling Call SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

SERVPRO Restores the Shine after Mold Damage Affects Your Everett home

Mold infestations are problematic in many ways, but the fact is that the visual appeal, the patches, and stains that appear on surfaces are the main concern for many Everett homeowners. A professional mold remediation team like SERVPRO can help mitigate the loss, restoring all aspects of your property to the preloss state.

Removing the structurally compromised materials
After mold damage affects your Everett property, it is likely to compromise the structural integrity of many building materials and contents. Mold is a fungus, which plays a role in the natural decaying processes. When left to develop unchecked in a property, it leads to physical deterioration that compromises the structural integrity of the affected materials.

Learning that restoring some of the affected materials is impossible can be frustration. However, even safe removal of such materials can pose a significant challenge. Our SERVPRO technicians use their building skills to detach materials such as drywall, mold, and carpets from the building without damaging the surrounding materials. We also use containment and negative air pressure systems to keep mold debris from spreading to other areas of your home.

Refinishing Surfaces
Mold growing on semi-porous surfaces such as concrete or solid wood leaves distinct patches or stains. Cleaning and refinishing such materials can save them. The first step is scrubbing off all mold debris. Our SERVPRO technicians use techniques such as wire brushing and sanding to dislodge debris. We also damp-wipe surfaces with antimicrobial cleaning agents to stop further mold growth. In some cases, we can apply mold sealants, which are paint-like substances infused with antimicrobial agents. We also restore demolished wall panels and repaint cleaned areas taking care to match the colors of repainted areas to the old ones.

Drying and Deodorizing
High levels of moisture can cause immediate recurrence of the problem. Our SERVPRO technicians use dehumidifiers and other drying equipment to bring down moisture levels if there are wet materials in the house. Deodorization is also essential, whether it is to eliminate the musty smell of mold or odor from finishing products used at the site.

Mold should not downgrade your property. Call SERVPRO of South Everett at (425) 367-4484 to help. We’re Faster to Any Size Disaster.

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