Anacortes, WA Mold Damage Remediation
Being on an island, many of the residents of Anacortes and other neighboring communities suffer flooding risks in every season of the year. While the winter months harbor the worst of these conditions, allowing creeks and streams moving through Fidalgo Island to overflow, water damage and leaks in the house can also be equally responsible for developing mold and microbial threats for area properties. Mold is a substantial concern for homeowners, as these conditions can present health effects for those exposed and lead to the deterioration of their structure.
Mitigation and Mold Remediation for Anacortes
Remediation is not the same as mold removal, as our process seeks to address only active colonization that poses health or structure risks to the property. Full-scale removal of mold is next to impossible, let alone highly expensive. Removing active colonies eliminates the risk of these potential health effects and other conditions that make everyday life challenging, such as lingering musty scents. Depending on the severity of the situation, remediation can take many forms. Some of the common approaches include:
- Surface sanding
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Controlled demolition
Mold Damage Repairs in Anacortes Homes
Because we have a division of experienced building trade professionals available, we can offer controlled demolition and structural repair upon arrival alongside remediation technicians. A critical aspect of mold damage restoration is preventing recurrences when possible, which can often mean foundational repairs, plumbing replacement, and other contractor work.
Find out about SERVPRO mold remediation services on our main page.
SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties
- 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) 873-8744
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 Emergency
In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation 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 Skagit and Island Counties is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Anacortes community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Mount Vernon, WA
- Anacortes, WA
- Sedro Woolley, WA
- Burlington, WA
- La Conner, WA
- Clear Lake, WA
- Concrete, WA
- Marblemount, WA
- Conway, WA
- Milltown, WA
- Bow-Edison, WA
- Swinomish Village, WA
- Fidalgo, WA
- Avon, WA
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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) 873-8744
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 Anacortes, 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
SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties 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
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Anacortes, 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 Skagit and Island Counties we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Anacortes, 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) 873-8744 and we will be on our way to help.