Bellingham, WA Mold Damage Remediation
While the San Juan Islands and North Cascades are attractions to the area, these areas are also shaped by our moist and humid environment. Many Whatcom County homes must deal with mold growth, microbial threats, and necessary remediation.
Starting Our Remediation with Effective Inspections
When our SERVPRO team first arrives at your home where you suspect mold growth, we begin a thorough inspection of the structure to validate this concern. We determine what materials are impacted, the best remediation approach to help, and whether repairs and build-back services will be necessary to return a property to pre-mold condition.
Ideal Remediation Solutions for Bellingham Properties
Mold removal and remediation approaches are the efforts taken by our team to remove active mold growth. Organic matter in the household serves as a food source for the moving organisms, and varying remediation methods are needed to eliminate microbial threats and protect the hosting material from greater harm. Surface cleaning is the least invasive, though organisms can often penetrate more deeply and require more abrasive elimination methods. We specialize in:
- Bathroom mold removal
- Basement mold remediation
- Crawlspace black mold removal
- Attic mold removal
Managing Musty Malodors in Bellingham Homes
The smell of mold can be as formidable in areas as the microbial growth itself. Between counteractant products, masking agents, and deodorizing agents, we can neutralize offensive odors lingering behind after remediation.
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SERVPRO of Whatcom County
- 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) 733-1800
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 Whatcom County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Bellingham residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Bellingham, WA
- Ferndale, WA
- Lynden, WA
- Blaine, WA
- Friday Harbor, WA
- Happy Valley, WA
- South Bellingham, WA
- West Sound, WA
- Birch Bay, WA
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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) 733-1800
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 Bellingham, 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
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Whatcom County 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
In Bellingham, WA, SERVPRO of Whatcom County 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) 733-1800 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.