Everett, WA Mold Damage Remediation

Positioned on the Snohomish River and Port Gardner Bay peninsula, groundwater and moisture concerns are a persistent threat for Everett homes. Beyond the damage that water can do to a structure, another problem for homeowners is the production of mold colonies. These organisms feed on organic matter, leading to the deterioration of structural integrity for home supports, joists, and other sensitive materials exposed. With a fast response from experienced remediators on our team, we can offer effective and efficient solutions to restore your property to preloss condition. 

Mold Remediation Solutions for Everett

Remediation is not a one size fits all solution for homes and businesses throughout Snohomish County. In most situations, an extensive evaluation is necessary to determine the presence of colonies and what strategies can best address the present damage. Environmental testing can confirm colonies when they are not readily seen. Once our technicians know mold colonies and organisms exist in your home, it is vital to move quickly. Several strategies can help with removal, including:

  • Hand sanding/Power sanding
  • Dry ice blasting/Abrasive cleaning
  • Controlled demolition 

Removing Mold Odors from Everett Homes 

Odors can be one of the final obstacles that our technicians must overcome to return your property to its original condition. Musty smells can affect open areas and become embedded in exposed contents and structural elements nearby. Tools like thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators can penetrate porous surfaces to eliminate these odors. 

Learn more about mold remediation and damage repairs here.  

SERVPRO of South Everett

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (425) 367-4484

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of South Everett is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Everett residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (425) 367-4484

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mold Containment

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Everett, WA home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of South Everett will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

Here at SERVPRO of South Everett we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Everett, WA. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (425) 367-4484 and we will be on our way to help.