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Essential Steps of Mold Damage Restoration in Bellingham Properties

9/17/2023 (Permalink)

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SERVPRO Helps Repair Bellingham Homes after Mold Damage

One of homeowners' most prevalent concerns after moisture damage is mold growth. After all, mold can quickly decay building materials. Mold remediation is the only way to restore your Bellingham property and ensure it is safe for occupation.

There are fundamental aspects to the mold damage restoration process in Bellingham to return your home to its previous state before the issue occurred. Such factors mean mold removal is something better left to experts. It is a challenging task requiring advanced equipment and specific training to perform the job correctly. SERVPRO® uses a systematic approach to ensure efficient remediation and safe mold removal.

Steps for efficient mold damage removal

  • Source identification
  • Containment
  • Air filtration
  • Removal and cleanup

Sometimes mold can be tricky to detect, especially the hard-to-reach areas like behind walls. SERVPRO crews have the expertise and gears to properly assess the extent of the microbial damage and identify hidden growth. We perform thorough inspections using specialized equipment like moisture meters and thermal imaging cameras for better accuracy. We address the underlying moisture issue, which is the main factor in the situation.

What Happens During Mold Restoration

The mold restoration process is not only about removing microbes from the damaged area. The process may involve demolishing specific components to expose moisture trapped in hidden places. We build containment barriers to avoid cross-contamination as we remove damaged materials. Porous materials such as drywall, carpeting, insulation, and upholstered furniture that are extensively mold-contaminated cannot be salvaged. We use 6-mil polyethylene to pack the damaged items.

Regarding semi-porous materials such as glass, metal, and certain types of wood, we use cleaning agents to damp-wipe their surfaces, thus cleaning and disinfecting the items.

Methods used to remove mold

  • HEPA vacuuming
  • Scrubbing with detergent and antimicrobial treatments
  • Sanding
  • Wire brushing

SERVPRO of Whatcom County is an experienced full-service restoration company offering efficient solutions, including mold damage restoration. Call us at (360) 733-1800. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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