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Seattle Properties Benefit from Mold Remediation Caused by Moisture

3/7/2022 (Permalink)

blackish mold stain on a wall SERVPRO removes mold stains from Seattle area homes and helps prevent future moisture problems

SERVPRO Techs Can Assist with Mold Abatement in Seattle homes

There are many ways that mold growth can occur in a Seattle home without a leak being present. One of the most common is inadequate ventilation trapping moisture in an area of the property. A good example is an exhaust fan in a bathroom porting the steamy air from a shower into an attic space where it gets trapped and creates a perfect environment for a mold colony infestation. Signs of an ongoing mold problem are:

   • A musty odor that does not diminish

   • Visible mold colonies on walls or ceilings

   • Cardboard boxes or paper products have visible mold

What Tools Do I Need for DIY Mold Remediation?

When SERVPRO techs handle mold remediation in Seattle properties, they find that the property owner has tried to address the problem on their own. This is not a good idea because, without containment and the proper tools to perform abatement, spores can become airborne and spread to other home areas, particularly through ductwork.

The techs identify the cause for the mold infestation, set up containment using simple plastic barriers over vents and doorways leading outside the loss area, or set up a negative air chamber to capture airborne spores and port them off-site. During the drying phase, the SERVPRO AMRT techs carefully monitor the process to ensure the interior humidity gets lowered below sustainable levels for colony support. Once the air moisture levels are below 50% and the visible colonies are dried, the techs use manual abatement methods and hand vacuums with HEPA filtration to clean away the remaining dry matter.

SERVPRO of Central Seattle at (206) 282-9500 has the training and equipment to perform mold remediation in homes and assist homeowners in identifying the cause of the infestation to inhibit a return of the issue in the future.

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