Des Moines, WA Mold Damage Remediation
Addressing Mold and Mold Odor Challenges in Des Moines
Mold damage is a concern for both residences and larger properties in Des Moines, a community of over 30,000 residents. Our dedicated team at SERVPRO® approaches residential mold removal with the same level of care and expertise as we do for institutions like Highline College and Whispering Brook Condos.
Preventing the spread of active mold spores is essential, and we achieve this through meticulous containment measures. These include using plastic sheeting to seal structural openings, employing negative pressure machines, and utilizing air scrubbers to isolate affected areas.
Comprehensive Mold Removal
The core of mold remediation is the elimination of active mold colonies. Our approach involves various techniques, starting with surface cleaning and progressing to more aggressive methods such as media blasting and controlled demolition. These actions not only address the active colonies but also set the stage for damage repairs, odor removal, attic mold removal, controlled demolition, and ongoing containment.
Mold damage often leads to unpleasant and persistent odors. Our team tackles this issue head-on with multiple odor removal strategies and specialized products to effectively eliminate musty and harsh smells associated with mold.
For more information on our antimicrobial cleaning and mold removal services, please visit our main page. When mold issues arise, trust SERVPRO® to provide comprehensive solutions and restore your Des Moines property with professionalism and care.
SERVPRO of Federal Way
- 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 – (253) 838-8999
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
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Federal Way is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Des Moines community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Federal Way, WA
- Des Moines, WA
- Woodmont Beach, WA
- Zenith, WA
- Star Lake, WA
- Redondo, WA
- Lakota, WA
- Kitts Corner, WA
- Twin Lakes, WA
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 - (253) 838-8999
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 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
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
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums 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 Des Moines, WA, SERVPRO of Federal Way 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 (253) 838-8999 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.