Anacortes, WA Mold Damage Remediation
Being on an island, many of the residents of Anacortes and other neighboring communities suffer flooding risks in every season of the year. While the winter months harbor the worst of these conditions, allowing creeks and streams moving through Fidalgo Island to overflow, water damage and leaks in the house can also be equally responsible for developing mold and microbial threats for area properties. Mold is a substantial concern for homeowners, as these conditions can present health effects for those exposed and lead to the deterioration of their structure.
Mitigation and Mold Remediation for Anacortes
Remediation is not the same as mold removal, as our process seeks to address only active colonization that poses health or structure risks to the property. Full-scale removal of mold is next to impossible, let alone highly expensive. Removing active colonies eliminates the risk of these potential health effects and other conditions that make everyday life challenging, such as lingering musty scents. Depending on the severity of the situation, remediation can take many forms. Some of the common approaches include:
- Surface sanding
- Antimicrobial cleaning
- Controlled demolition
Mold Damage Repairs in Anacortes Homes
Because we have a division of experienced building trade professionals available, we can offer controlled demolition and structural repair upon arrival alongside remediation technicians. A critical aspect of mold damage restoration is preventing recurrences when possible, which can often mean foundational repairs, plumbing replacement, and other contractor work.
Find out about SERVPRO mold remediation services on our main page.
SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties
- 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) 873-8744
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Skagit and Island Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Anacortes residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Mount Vernon, WA
- Anacortes, WA
- Sedro Woolley, WA
- Burlington, WA
- La Conner, WA
- Clear Lake, WA
- Concrete, WA
- Marblemount, WA
- Conway, WA
- Milltown, WA
- Bow-Edison, WA
- Swinomish Village, WA
- Fidalgo, WA
- Avon, 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 - (360) 873-8744
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 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
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
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
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 Anacortes, WA, SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties 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) 873-8744 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.