“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

SERVPRO of Federal Way specializes in mold remediation, addressing mold growth in homes and businesses. While complete mold removal is not possible due to the presence of mold spores everywhere, understanding the nature of mold is crucial. Mold can start growing within 48 hours of water intrusion and is found both indoors and outdoors. Mold spores are microscopic, airborne particles that can enter your property through various means. Mold thrives in moist environments and can produce allergens and irritants.

To address mold issues, SERVPRO follows a standardized mold remediation process, which includes emergency contact, inspection and assessment, mold containment, air filtration, removal of mold and affected materials, and cleaning of contents and belongings. They prioritize addressing the sources of water or moisture to prevent mold recurrence.

SERVPRO of Federal Way is a locally owned and operated company, actively involved in the community. We are part of a national network of over 2,140 franchises, enabling them to access specialized Disaster Recovery Teams for large-scale disasters.

We proudly serve several local communities, including Federal Way, Des Moines, Woodmont Beach, Zenith, Star Lake, Redondo, Lakota, Kitts Corner, and Twin Lakes.

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 2140 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: