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

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

Understanding Mold

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 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 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.

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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 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

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

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

In Monroe, WA, SERVPRO of North Everett / Lake Stevens / Monroe is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (360) 243-8313 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.