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 North 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
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 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Monroe 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
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
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
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off 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
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
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 North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Monroe, 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.