Monroe, WA Mold Damage Remediation

With nearly 20,000 residents and a suburban alternative to Everett and Seattle, Monroe is positioned to still have a rural community feel without missing potential retail and commercial development. Because of its position near Lake Tye and other water bodies in Snohomish County, humidity is a persistent concern. Rivers flood during the winter months when snowmelt and ice jams force water over the banks and into nearby homes and businesses. Storm damage and water damage can both be catalysts to the development of mold in area homes.

Mold Damage Containment in Monroe Homes 

Remediation can often be an enormous undertaking, especially when our restoration professionals are still working to determine the extent of the damage. With mold growth situations, it is vital to implement containment barriers to prevent the further spread of active mold spores to otherwise unaffected property areas. Physical barriers constructed of wood framing and plastic sheeting can effectively prevent the movement of microbes. Barriers also create a drying zone that promotes faster moisture evaporation and controlled airflow for more efficient recovery.

Mold Odor Removal Options for Monroe 

Odors can be one of the final hurdles that remediators and restoration technicians must overcome in your home after mold damage. Harsh, musty aromas are a staple of active colonization and require direct deodorization approaches to resolve. With the use of thermal foggers and air scrubbers, we can reduce the presence of strong smells. 

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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

SERVPRO of Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Monroe 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 2010, 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:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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 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 Monroe, 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

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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 Monroe, 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 Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Monroe, 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.