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
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (425) 367-4484
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of South Everett is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Everett community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Everett, WA
- Mukilteo, WA
- Paine Field, WA
- Evergreen, WA
- Silver Lake, WA
- Pinehurst-Beverly Park, WA
- Valley View-Sylvan Crest-Larimer Ridge, WA
- Madison, WA
- Cascade View, WA
- Twin Creeks, WA
- Holly, WA
- View Ridge-Madison, WA
- South Forest Park, WA
- Casino Corner, WA
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Everett, WA home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
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.