Mount Vernon, WA Mold Damage Remediation
With moisture being a considerable concern throughout Skagit County, municipalities like Mount Vernon must protect both homes and historic businesses like the Lincoln Theater constructed in 1926 from mold concerns. Much of the response to these damaging organisms falls on the experienced shoulders of our SERVPRO remediation technicians. With a fast response to developing conditions, we can reduce the spread and severity of mold organisms in properties.
Mold Removal Options for Mount Vernon
Mold removal is a general term used to describe the remediation process that our team offers when we arrive. This process seeks to remove active colonies and higher concentrations of mold spores that can facilitate fungal growth on surfaces and organic matter. Remediation takes many forms depending on the severity of the situation, the materials affected, and how accessible the damaged area is. Choosing between these options involves determining the salvageability of exposed materials and contents. Some remediation strategies include:
- Abrasive cleaning
- Dry ice blasting
- Antimicrobial surface cleaning
- Controlled demolition
Mold Odor Removal in Mount Vernon Homes
Odors can be a persistent threat that exists even long after mold colonies have been removed. Odor compounds can be a formidable presence to overcome, and this typically involves multiple tools and pieces of equipment in our recovery inventory. Thermal foggers are likely the most versatile in this effort, as the vaporous product can penetrate porous surfaces to eliminate trapped odors as well.
For more about mold remediation and removal, see our main service 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
SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Mount Vernon 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 2140, 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:
- 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
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
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
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
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 Mount Vernon, 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 Mount Vernon, WA, SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties 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) 873-8744 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.