Stanwood, WA Mold Damage Remediation

Despite the community's size, its positioning on the mouth of the Stillaguamish River can leave many homes and businesses in Stanwood battling moisture and dampness concerns. With many homes featuring unfinished basements and cellars, the possibility of hydrostatic pressure pushing moisture into lower levels is considerable for many property owners. Dampness can promote mold growth, which can spread quickly when not actively monitored or recognized by the house's occupants.

Mold Removal in Stanwood Homes

Mold removal can be a misleading term, as our professionals do not seek to remove all instances of mold and a home. Naturally occurring mold spores exist in every environment, making remediation the best approach for protecting occupants and structures from active mold colonization. This process targets colonies and higher concentrations of mold spores to prevent further damage to hosting materials in the area. The remediation process can involve multiple approaches depending on the severity of the present colonization of organic matter, including:

  • Surface sanding
  • Antimicrobial cleaning
  • Dry ice blasting
  • Controlled demolition

Content Relocation and Cleaning for Stanwood

After a mold damage incident, protecting your personal belongings can also be a vital service that our SERVPRO team provides. Often, your damaged belongings require relocation to our nearby facility for focused cleaning and drying. We also have an ozone chamber to deodorize multiple items simultaneously before they get safely stored in our climate-controlled facility awaiting return to your home. 

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SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (360) 658-0506

Understanding Mold

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 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 Marysville / Arlington is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Stanwood residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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) 658-0506

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

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

SERVPRO of Marysville / Arlington has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Stanwood, WA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (360) 658-0506 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.