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Bellingham Mold Damage Is Often Hidden

7/21/2022 (Permalink)

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Where is Mold Damage Occurring in Your Bellingham Home

Many areas of homes can suffer mold growth, such as the basement and the attic. If you believe mold could impact your property, you should take the necessary steps to confirm.

Mold Visual Inspections

A suspicion of mold damage in Bellingham homes should be enough for property owners to consider professional inspections. Our sophisticated instruments and probes can verify the presence of moisture when certain signs indicate mold might exist, such as:

  • Musty odors
  • Spotting
  • Damp surfaces

Following the Water Damage to Mold

Tracking moisture movement can be another method of identifying possible mold development in the house. This strategy is ideal for noting where mold colonies could exist in structural cavities and less accessible areas, as we have moisture meters, thermal imagery, and other methods to track damp pockets. Our technicians adhere to EPA and IICRC guidelines.

Controlled Demolition Where Needed

Another obstacle to finding mold and discovering the scope of the damage is structural elements. For instance, when mold is believed to exist in wall systems, surface materials like drywall must often be removed and discarded to provide access for our SERVPRO team to begin remediation in this opening.

Removing the Mold When Discovered

Finding mold is only the beginning of the work that must be done. DIY remediation and mold removal are rarely advisable, as our SERVPRO professionals have trusted strategies and products to overcome microbial colonies. While surface treatments are the least invasive, more aggressive measures like sanding, dry ice blasting, and even controlled demolition might be necessary.

Mold is one of the common threats to homes in the Pacific Northwest, making the response of remediators like SERVPRO of Whatcom County East critical. Our involvement in mitigating loss and containing the movement of spores can protect more of the structure from avoidable harm. Call us when you suspect mold in your home at (360) 788-4158. 

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