What Is Black Mold?

 Key mold insights:

  • Mold is indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and enter through various routes.
  • Moisture-rich environments nurture mold, releasing allergens and irritants.
  • Address moisture sources before mold remediation.
  • Musty odors hint at potential mold issues.
  • Keep indoor humidity below 45% to deter mold.

SERVPRO®, your local and community-dedicated company, is here to serve you. Part of a national network of over 1,600 franchises, we can tap specialized Disaster Recovery Teams for major disasters.

Serving Federal Way, Des Moines, Woodmont Beach, Zenith, Star Lake, Redondo, Lakota, Kitts Corner, and Twin Lakes and surrounding areas.

Choose SERVPRO for mold remediation services because we bring expertise, experience, and a commitment to your well-being. Our certified professionals use advanced techniques and equipment to safely remove mold and prevent its return. We understand that mold can jeopardize health and property, so we act swiftly to mitigate the issue. SERVPRO is a trusted name in disaster recovery, backed by a nationwide network of franchises. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, providing thorough solutions to restore a healthy, mold-free environment. With SERVPRO, you're choosing peace of mind, professionalism, and excellence in mold remediation.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Federal Way immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (253) 838-8999

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Federal Way is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2,200 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

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We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Federal Way
  • Des Moines
  • Woodmont Beach
  • Zenith
  • Star Lake
  • Redondo
  • Lakota
  • Kitts Corner
  • Twin Lakes