“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Understanding mold and its remediation process is crucial. While mold spores are present everywhere, complete removal is impossible. Unlike businesses claiming "mold removal," we specialize in effective mold remediation for homes and businesses.

If you suspect mold, call (206) 282-9500. Mold can develop within 48 hours of water intrusion.

Key mold facts include:

  • Mold exists indoors and outdoors.
  • Microscopic mold spores enter homes through various avenues.
  • Moisture facilitates rapid mold growth, releasing allergens and irritants.
  • Addressing the source of moisture is essential to prevent mold recurrence.
  • A strong, musty odor often accompanies mold growth.

Our mold remediation process involves emergency contact, inspection, containment, air filtration, removal of mold-infested materials, and cleaning. We adapt our approach to suit each unique situation.

SERVPRO of Seattle Central and South & Mercer Island is a trusted local company with national resources. Proudly serving Seattle, Foster Island, Sodo, Magnolia, Queen Anne, Lake Union, Capitol Hill, Portage Bay, International District, and Madison Park, we're committed to delivering exceptional service.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (206) 282-9500

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 - (206) 282-9500
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

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SERVPRO of Seattle Central and South & Mercer Island 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 2250 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale disasters.

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