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How to Remove Mold in Seattle?

What is the Best Way to Remove Mold?

Mold Removal - Mold Solutions NWOver the years, and especially recently, there have been many products and “home remedies” developed to remove mold. But the truth is, unless the mold you want to get rid of is growing on food in the refrigerator or on a non-porous surface such as tile or glass, removing mold is a more serious issue than a “home remedy” can fix.

The mold that homeowners and business owners need to be concerned with is the type of mold that feeds on organic materials and moist warm air. It usually begins with water damage to your home or business from:

  • Natural disasters such as Hurricanes Sandy or Katrina
    • But they don’t have to be large disasters, they can occur on a smaller scale, such as one company that was located in Redmond, WA, had their office flooded with only about 2″ of water when a storm drain backed up. By the time the water was finally removed, and the carpets dried ( about 2 days) mold had begun growing on the walls around the baseboards in several places.
  • Sewage backup
  • Leaks in the plumbing or from the roofs
  • Too much humidity…homes or other buildings that are not well ventilated and allow moisture to build up
  • An overflowing bathtub, shower or sink that hasn’t been dried immediately or thoroughly
  • Dark, damp crawl spaces or basements

Once this type of mold growth begins, the best and safest way to remove it is to have it professionally done by trained, certified mold remediators.

Why hire a professional?

To begin with, a trained mold remediator understands the serious health issues and damaging effect on your home mold can have if left either untreated or treated improperly.

  • They know how to locate mold that may be hiding in places you might not think to look.
  • They also locate the source of the excess moisture that has encouraged the growth to begin with.
    • It is a waste of time to remediate the mold, if the problem that has caused it is not addressed.
  • Remove Mold Safely - Mold Solutions NWThey understand the importance of totally isolating the contaminated area so that as they work, mold will not travel to other areas and begin growing there.
  • When possible, the affected areas will be treated with a professional strength mold remover. But if the mold can’t be remediated in that way, the contaminated materials will be removed, bagged and sealed and discarded.
    • In the example of the business above, the damaged wallboard had to be cut out and replaced.
  • Using a HEPA vacuum, the entire job site will be cleaned from all debris.
  • The affected area is then treated with an anti-microbial that is non-toxic and non-VOC emitting to prevent the mold from returning.
  • A final inspection is completed to make sure all signs of mold are gone and that all materials used in remediation are disposed of.

These are the processes that Mold Solutions NW use to guarantee your safety and good health. We offer a 10 year warranty for your peace of mind.


How Do You Find The Source of Mold in Your Seattle Home?

How to find the source of mold?

Mold is frequently found when people are remodeling their homes. Because it is often necessary to work with and around the house’s structure, signs of mold that would not normally be seen become very visible.

One such homeowner in the Seattle, WA area began a remodeling job on their home and discovered a great deal of mold growth in their crawl space.

I think you’ll find these before and after pictures very interesting.

Before our team did their job:

Image of Mold on Joists and Walls - Mold Solutions NWThis is what one typical crawl space looked like, the mold was caused by a lack of proper ventilation. We work with the best insulation companies in the State; they come in and extract the insulation and put the correct ventilation in, sealing ducts if necessary to further diminish moisture getting into the crawl space.

Then after we do our job, they come back in and replace insulation up to code, making sure you get any available rebates from your energy company and saving you big bucks on your future energy bills!  And you also get peace of mind knowing your indoor air quality is much cleaner because of our team efforts!

Protecting the air you breathe

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Have you ever noticed when you bite into a powdered donut, the powder flies everywhere!  Kind of like when you disturb mold, the spores like to fly everywhere, and we like to keep that under control and make them go where we say. Tough on mold, easy on the environment.

Our Team

Image of Mel the Mold Lady - Molds Solutions NWWe are proud to say that all of our remediators are certified. Its dirty work but someone has got to do it!

But really, each of our team has got to pass a rigorous certification program, we don’t hire just just anyone, plus they all wear the proper personal protective  equipment.

Our Tools

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After containment, we vacuum every surface with specialized High-Efficiency Particulate Air vacuums, designed specifically to capture mold spores. Then we scrub and treat with a fungicide, then apply a stain remover, then finish off with an anti microbial which deters future mold from being able to grow. We can warranty the areas we treat for ten years!

The Finale

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Happy Healthy crawl space …so you can breathe easy!

 


Mold Solutions

Black Mold Can Destroy Your Home And Health!

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  • Black Mold Can Grow Undetected
  • It Can Pose A Dangerous Health Risk
  • A Certified Technician Can Eliminate the Mold and the Risk

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Mold is considered a predator that can grow almost anywhere and in many cases undetected, which gives it an opportunity to grow uncontrolled and pose a dangerous threat to your health.

If you think you have found mold in your home, office or any other facility, you should have it inspected by a professional, certified inspector as soon as possible.

Why hire a professional?

Why can’t you take care of it yourself?

A certified inspector:

  • Mold Inspector - Mold Solutions NWThoroughly inspect every nook and cranny of your home, areas you may not think to look at.
  • So the problem can be properly addressed, they will not only locate the mold, but will also locate the reason for the mold. You can’t just treat the mold, you have to treat the problem, such as:
    • Open windows
    • Leaks
    • Cracks in the foundation
    • Sump pump failure
    • Any other sources of water intrusion or excess moisture
  • Offer a proposal or solution for mold remediation with a detailed explanation of the protocol.

A certified technician will:

  • Isolate and contain the affected area
    • Ducts, vents and other openings will be sealed off
    • HEPA air scrubbers, which are used to eradicate airborne mold spores, Use mold solutions that are eco friendly - Mold Solutions NWwill be used to prevent cross contamination to nearby areas
  • Treat contaminated areas using EPA registered products
  • Remove any stain left by the mold
  • Remove items that have been damaged, but can’t be remediated
    • Drywall
    • Carpeting
    • Upholstery
    • Padding
    • Cabinetry
  • Using a HEPA vacuum, the entire work-site will be swept clean of all debris to minimize the transference of contaminated particles.
  • Apply an EPA registered anti-microbial.
  • Perform a final inspection to make sure all areas have been treated correctly
  • Remove all equipment and materials used on the job site.

Mold Solutions NW

We are a full service mold solutions provider, who can remove the threats to your health and safety caused by mold. Our inspectors and technicians are IICRC certified and are experts in the field.

Our work is affordable, environmentally friendly, permanent, and all of our services are backed by a 10 year warranty.