Lake Stevens, WA Mold Damage Remediation
As a proud supporter of Lake Stevens school athletic programs, these institutions have come to rely on our experienced restoration help when the need arises. Mold is a persistent threat to the area, especially with the proximity of homes and commercial properties to the lake and rivers passing through Snohomish County. When these organisms exist in your home, they can spread rapidly and feed on organic matter, making them a widespread threat that must get resolved as quickly as possible by competent professionals.
Mold Remediation in Lake Stevens
Understanding how quickly mold organisms can spread through a damp area can encourage homeowners to seek out experienced remediation professionals like our SERVPRO team when the need arises. While active colonization can cause health effects for those exposed, an even greater risk lies in not appropriately addressing all colonization so that the organism continues to feed on organic matter and sensitive structural materials in the house. There are multiple approaches for remediation, depending on the severity of the situation and the materials affected. Some of these include:
- Controlled demolition
- Surface sanding
- Abrasive cleaning
Mold Damage Repairs for Lake Stevens Homes
With a division of experienced building contractors available to respond with our mold remediators, we can offer various helpful actions, including controlled demolition and repairs. Resolving mold concerns in a home also involves preventing future situations when possible, including repairing damaged basement walls or plumbing.
Learn more about mold remediation and odor removal here.
SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe
- 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 – (360) 243-8313
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 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 Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Lake Stevens residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Everett, WA
- Lake Stevens, WA
- Monroe, WA
- Snohomish, WA
- Cavalero, WA
- West Lake Stevens, WA
- Machias, WA
- Hartford, WA
- Fobes Hill, WA
- Bayside, WA
- Woodruff-Fryelands, WA
- Port Gardner, WA
- Northwest Everett, WA
- Riverside, WA
- Everett Junction, 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 - (360) 243-8313
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 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 Lake Stevens, 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
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
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
Here at SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Lake Stevens, 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 (360) 243-8313 and we will be on our way to help.