Mold Remediation at SERVPRO of Tacoma
While we are leading remediation professionals capable of removing active mold colonies, this doesn’t address the complexities of each structure where this service is necessary. From single-family homes in King County to massive venues like the Point Defiancé Zoo, we have skilled professionals to manage:
- Moisture Damage
- Mold Growth
- Harsh Malodors
- Structural Damages
The SERVPRO team can overcome Tacoma mold damage where discovered, and we mobilize quickly to ensure that the situation does not worsen. Our microbial remediation responders arrive fast to set up containment barriers and begin mitigation actions to protect the property from more significant mold infestation concerns.
Is Mold Likely in King County?
The position of King County in the Pacific Northwest, along with expected rainfall and weather events, leaves the environment heavily saturated and humid. Improper ventilation combined with poor air quality can contribute to the development of microbial growths in a residence. With the frequency of mold damage claims and the activity of our remediation team, mold is a more significant threat to Tacoma homes than its residents might realize.
Damage Inspections and Assessment
While it is possible to identify or begin to suspect mold growth in your home without professional services, the inspection and assessment of your property are one of the initial remediation services our SERVPRO team provides. We must learn the extent of the damage, affected hosting materials, and present hazards. This information aids our crew in developing the best remediation approach to help remove active colonies.
We are accredited through firms like the IICRC and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) to manage microbial threats. Because of the multi-faceted restoration and cleanup necessary, including air duct cleaning and controlled demolition, a full-service roster of professionals ready to help like our SERVPRO team is vital to successful mold abatement.
Removing Mold Damage
The heart of the remediation process is mold removal. While we do not make broad claims to eliminate all spores from a residence, we can provide the needed work to remove active colonies and moist conditions. The remediation process often gets split into three groups:
- Surface Cleaning – Without penetrating the outermost layer, we can use potent sporicidal products to eliminate mold and make other surfaces uninhabitable.
- Abrasive Removal - Involves blasting or sanding to impact the space just beyond the surface layer to remove mold growth.
- Controlled Demolition – When other methods are not efficient, our licensed professionals can remove heavily damaged building materials and discard them.
Reducing and Removing Musty Smells
Malodors are a common element of the mold growth damage a property faces. Often, musty smells indicate active colonies, helping homeowners realize a problem that must get addressed. These odors linger even after remediation nears completion, requiring more direct and focused deodorization with tools like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines.
Where Mold Damage Repairs Are Needed
Mold can be destructive to hosting elements the colony uses as a food source. Our licensed professionals begin the reconstruction side of mold remediation in the early efforts like a controlled demolition and constructing temporary containment barriers to prevent the migration of spores. Additionally, our roster of contractors must also help with:
- Plumbing Repairs
- Material Replacement
- Mold Prevention
Tacoma mold damage is often underappreciated and not as recognizable as water or fire damage concerns. Microbial threats should be treated with the same urgency and thorough cleaning as these other emergencies as they pose similar threats to the structure. Our SERVPRO of Tacoma team is ready to help when you need it at (253) 896-3000.