Lake City, WA Mold Damage Remediation
With so many of our homes and businesses positioned along Lake Washington, we see many of these structures combat mold and microbial growth throughout their lifetime. As leading remediation professionals, we can help with Cedar Park and Olympic hills homes after mold exposure. We are experts with:
- Mold removal techniques
- Mold inspections
- Attic mold removal
- Water/moisture management
- Antimicrobial cleaning
Is Containment in Lake City Homes Good for Remediation?
One of the initial actions taken during the remediation process is to limit the movement and migration of active mold spores. This limiting allows for clear perimeters of the work area and more efficient drying and cleanup of damaged spaces.
What Remediation Options Exist for Damaged Lake City Homes?
There are multiple remediation options possible for damaged homes in the area. Because so many are threatened by mold development after moisture exposure, there are several potential removal options based on the hosting material and the severity of the damage present. Mold inspections are good for determining the extent of the infestation and an appropriate remediation approach to help.
What Can Be Done to Overcome Harsh Odors After Remediation
Odors can be a significant struggle for homes after a mold damage incident. Our plan and approach to remediating microbial threats involve the neutralization and sealing of these odors where they exist throughout the property.
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SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast
- 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 – (206) 362-9295
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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Lake City community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Seattle, WA
- Lake City, WA
- University District, WA
- Wedgwood, WA
- Pinehurst, WA
- Meadowbrook, WA
- Sand Point, WA
- Victory Heights, WA
- Laurelhurst, WA
- Matthews Beach, 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 - (206) 362-9295
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
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 Lake City, 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
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 Seattle Northeast 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
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
Here at SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Lake City, 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 (206) 362-9295 and we will be on our way to help.