“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Understanding the nature of mold is crucial to dispel common misconceptions. While some restoration companies claim to achieve complete mold removal, it's important to note that microscopic mold spores naturally exist everywhere and cannot be entirely eliminated. At SERVPRO of Bellevue, we possess the knowledge and expertise to effectively remediate mold in your home or business.

If you suspect mold growth, don't hesitate to call us at (425) 454-3900.

Key facts about mold include:

  1. Mold is ubiquitous, found both indoors and outdoors.
  2. Microscopic mold spores can enter your property through various pathways, including windows, doors, and HVAC systems, or hitch a ride on clothing or pets.
  3. Mold spores thrive in moist environments, quickly forming colonies that may produce allergens and irritants.
  4. Addressing water sources and moisture is essential before commencing mold remediation to prevent its recurrence.
  5. Mold often emits a distinct musty odor, which can help identify potential problem areas.
  6. Maintaining indoor humidity below 45 percent is crucial to discourage mold growth.

The mold remediation process follows a consistent framework, tailored to each unique scenario. It involves an emergency contact, inspection, mold damage assessment, containment, air filtration, removal of mold and affected materials, and cleaning of contents and belongings. To learn more, please refer to our comprehensive mold remediation process.

SERVPRO of Bellevue takes pride in being a locally owned and operated company, deeply rooted in our community.

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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 - (425) 454-3900
  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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