Everett, WA Mold Damage Remediation

Mold can be a substantial problem for Everett area homes, especially when you consider the higher humidity levels throughout the Puget Sound region. With groundwater and flooding continually being a concern, especially during the winter months, conditions exist that can promote the growth and spread of microbial threats in your property. Our experienced remediation professionals can resolve these concerns with prompt action and knowledgeable techniques designed to minimize out-of-pocket expenses and unnecessary tear-out.

Mold Remediation Options for Everett

The removal of active colonization is one of the most important steps that our professionals can take upon arrival at a mold-damaged home or business. Instead of targeting all mold spores throughout the property, our process focuses on active colonization that presents health effects or threatens your house. Multiple steps and stages of remediation vary based on the impact the organism has on specific exposed materials and contents in the home. Some of the standard options include:

  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Media blasting
  • Sanding
  • Controlled demolition 

Mold Odor Removal in Everett Properties

One of the known aspects of active mold colonization is a musty odor emitted as the colony grows and thrives. During the restoration of damage caused by mold colonization, our technicians must address harsh odors and the property and trapped within its contents. We have multiple efficient deodorization tools, including foggers and ozone machines that can remove odors in the house and remaining items, fabrics, and furniture.

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SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (360) 243-8313

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Everett community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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 - (360) 243-8313

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 Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe 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

SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Everett, WA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (360) 243-8313 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.