Mount Vernon, WA Mold Damage Remediation

With moisture being a considerable concern throughout Skagit County, municipalities like Mount Vernon must protect both homes and historic businesses like the Lincoln Theater constructed in 1926 from mold concerns. Much of the response to these damaging organisms falls on the experienced shoulders of our SERVPRO remediation technicians. With a fast response to developing conditions, we can reduce the spread and severity of mold organisms in properties. 

Mold Removal Options for Mount Vernon

Mold removal is a general term used to describe the remediation process that our team offers when we arrive. This process seeks to remove active colonies and higher concentrations of mold spores that can facilitate fungal growth on surfaces and organic matter. Remediation takes many forms depending on the severity of the situation, the materials affected, and how accessible the damaged area is. Choosing between these options involves determining the salvageability of exposed materials and contents. Some remediation strategies include: 

  • Abrasive cleaning
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Antimicrobial surface cleaning
  • Sanding
  • Controlled demolition

Mold Odor Removal in Mount Vernon Homes 

Odors can be a persistent threat that exists even long after mold colonies have been removed. Odor compounds can be a formidable presence to overcome, and this typically involves multiple tools and pieces of equipment in our recovery inventory. Thermal foggers are likely the most versatile in this effort, as the vaporous product can penetrate porous surfaces to eliminate trapped odors as well.

For more about mold remediation and removal, see our main service page.   

SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (360) 873-8744

Understanding Mold

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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Skagit and Island Counties is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Mount Vernon community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2210, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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

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 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 Mount Vernon, 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 Skagit and Island Counties 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 Mount Vernon, 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.