“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

SERVPRO® specializes in mold remediation, dedicated to resolving mold issues in homes and businesses. Understanding mold's nature is vital, as it can begin growing within just 48 hours of water intrusion, both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores, microscopic airborne particles, can infiltrate properties through various means, thriving in moist environments and potentially producing allergens and irritants.

Our standardized mold remediation process involves emergency contact, thorough inspection and assessment, containment, air filtration, removal of mold and affected materials, and comprehensive cleaning of contents and belongings. We prioritize addressing the sources of moisture to prevent mold recurrence.

As a locally owned and operated company deeply embedded in the community, we're part of a national network of over 2,140 franchises, granting us access to specialized Disaster Recovery Teams for significant disasters.

SERVPRO proudly serves multiple local communities, including Federal Way, Des Moines, Woodmont Beach, Zenith, Star Lake, Redondo, Lakota, Kitts Corner, and Twin Lakes, delivering comprehensive mold remediation services with care and expertise.

Signs of Mold? Call 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.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (253) 838-8999
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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 2240 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

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