Spokane, WA Mold Damage Remediation
From Gonzaga University to the historic Davenport Hotel, a single disaster in one of Spokane's structures could impact hundreds of people. With the climate and conditions of the Pacific Northwest, higher humidity is unavoidable. These high moisture conditions can facilitate the growth of mold and sensitive areas of your home or business. Low traffic regions of the structure that stay damp or moist for prolonged periods can be ideal locations for colonies to form and spread. Our remediation professionals can help with practical solutions to remove these colonies and protect the property from subsequent damage.
Mold Removal and Remediation for Spokane
While many homeowners may not realize that mold is a naturally occurring presence in nearly all environments, colonies and active organisms present immediate health effects to exposed occupants and threats to the structure. Because these conditions can quickly get out of control, remediators must respond fast with sufficient removal solutions for active colonies. Remediation can appear different from one site to the next, as no two jobs are the same. Often, remediation involves combinations of removal techniques such as:
- Power sanding
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Controlled demolition
Mold Odor Elimination for Spokane Homes
Musty odors can get left behind after colonies exist in your home. Ozone can resolve much of the open-air threats, but trapped odors in contents and building materials often require fogging solutions for their vaporous composition and dispersal method.
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SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane
- 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 – (509) 474-9144
Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Spokane community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Spokane, WA
- Colbert, WA
- Chattaroy, WA
- Spokane Valley, WA
- Mead, WA
- Otis Orchards, WA
- Milan, WA
- Peone, WA
- Hillyard, WA
- Gonzaga, 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 - (509) 474-9144
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Spokane, 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 Spokane, WA, SERVPRO of Northeast Spokane 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 (509) 474-9144 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.