Preventing Mold Problems in Covington
Don’t let a mold problem in your Covington home go unnoticed when you can easily get mold removed or prevent it from growing in the first place. Nearly any location can face mold issues. It is possible for mold to hide in buildings for years at a time or take root during the early construction phase.
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Table of Contents
- Getting Rid of Mold in Covington
- Mold Remediation in Covington
- Mold Abatement in Covington
- Discovering the Mold Problem in Covington
- Our Mold Remediation Strategy for Covington Residents
In Covington and the entire Pacific Northwest, Mold Solutions NW tackles mold problems. Stopping mold from starting or spreading is our focus and passion. We live and work in the northwest, too, and ensure the products we use don’t pose any threat to the health of the environment here.
Among the products we use to address mold issues is the resurfacing agent Microbe Guard, which creates a new, permanent layer over a surface. The added layer keeps surfaces free of mold and fights attacks from new microbes. We are a full service mold solutions provider. Mold is more than a surface problem – we look deeper and use methods focused on long-term prevention. This may be particularly important for those who are protecting a home while it is still under construction.
Our thorough experts have an eye for the details, especially when it comes to protecting the environment and price. That’s why we even offer a warranty to cement our commitment to getting rid of mold forever. Get peace of mind that your mold problem will permanently vanish with our team of experts.
We take a three-pronged approach that includes inspection, prevention and remediation. We believe this approach offers the surest method of mitigating mold problems. Mold has no opportunity to sneak up on you and take root with our mold solutions. We will find every nook and cranny where mold might try to spread. If we find anything concerning, we can employ tried and true techniques for blocking mold growth in those locations. This kind of inspection and prevention rarely stands on its own though. After eliminating existing mold, we will seek to prevent it from ever returning.
Mold Remediation in Covington 98042
Mold remediation isn’t just for residential homes. Businesses, schools and even medical facilities also need to make sure they don’t have harmful mold sneaking in that can make people sick and damage structural integrity. Many people may not even realize they have mold, however. Finding mold isn’t always obvious and it sometimes is left to grow for years. This promotes the spread of mold, which can prove extremely dangerous for anyone living in or using the building that is infested.
A mold remediation will clean up the issue no matter how extensive it proves. Our process can detect even the sneakiest mold before it becomes a threat. Our goal is 100% mold removal and prevention. The three tiers of our approach help us reach that goal.
Step 1: Inspection in 98042
Our first step is to search the building high and low and find ever bit of mold that needs to be addressed. An inspector will look for things like existing mold, cracks in the foundation, leaks and excess moisture. You can read more about how inspection figures into our broader plan for mold solutions below.
Step 2: Stopping the Spread
If the inspector finds anything concerning, the mold remediation process will begin with containing the area affected by mold. We use tools like plastic sheeting and air scrubbers to discover further mold growth. Our remediation process also keeps in mind possible contamination of other areas of the structure. Spores that are undetectable to the human eye have to be carefully contained so the mold cannot take root elsewhere in the building and start regrowing.
Step 3: Mold Solution Products
After containment comes mold removal. Once we begin to treat the mold, Mold Solutions NW will use various products to eliminate the mold. We treat contaminated materials with MMR, a commercial grade mold remover that can instantly penetrate surfaces to clean and eliminate mold. We also try to remove any stains that mold may have caused. Mold can stain things like wood as it grows, leaving behind permanent cosmetic damage even after it is gone. MMR helps Mold Solutions NW address stain concerns as well as mold growth by getting under the surface on affected areas.
Step 4: Tidying Up
It is sometimes necessary to dispose of certain items too badly damaged by mold growth. Carpets, cabinets and drywall are all common items in need of disposal. That’s all part of the cleanup process, which also includes vacuuming and sweeping up any dirt or minor particles overlooked in the remediation process. A special HEPA vacuum ensures that even tiny particles get collected to minimize the chances of the mold moving elsewhere. This is a second stage of containment. Again, we aim to trap and eliminate any mold so that it cannot sneak into a different part of the building and start growing all over again.
Step 5: Stopping Regrowth
We don’t want to just get rid of the mold you see now, but also make sure you don’t find any new growth. Our 10-year warranty promises that the EPA-registered anti-microbial we use will keep mold from growing back after it is removed. You will have no reason to worry about chemical irritants, either, as the anti-microbial we use is non-toxic, water-based and has no VOC emissions. We go into more detail about our prevention strategies below. We firmly believe in not just killing mold, but preventing it from growing back.
Step 6: Last Appraisal
Finally, we make a thorough inspection of our work to ensure we didn’t miss a single spore. In addition to cleaning the work area, we get rid of any mold-infested or contaminated surfaces. The 10-year warranty we offer is our promise that our work was complete. The initial and final inspections of a building suffering from a mold problem are important for first identifying all issues in the structure and then making sure the remediation and prevention were completely thorough. Our inspectors have years of experience in mold remediation. They won’t leave the site of a problem until they’re satisfied that the mold is gone and not coming back.
Stopping Growth in Covington 98042
As mentioned above, it isn’t enough just to remove mold. Stopping growth now must be coupled with stopping growth in the future. Preventative measures are therefore an important part of our approach. We know Covington and the greater Pacific Northwest area has its share of mold, so many seek out prevention options to protect them in the future. Any home, office or other structure built here has to be aware of the effects of the damp climate we live in. It’s no surprise then that prevention is a big worry in this region.
People often desire mold prevention services while a new building is under construction. As a home is being built, it may be exposed to rain and other natural elements that could promote mold growth. The Pacific Northwest is particularly hazardous because the air and ground are so frequently wet. But during the building of a new structure is also a great time to explore mold prevention plans that can offer peace of mind even after the building is done with. When mold is able to gain a foothold in the construction phase, it is sometimes harder to kill later on. If this goes on too long people might get sick from mold they don’t even know is present. Mold can make not only you and your family sick, but also your pets. Additionally, mold that grows in the floor, foundation or walls can compromise the integrity of those surfaces.
If you want to protect your family and home, stop mold before it can start. It doesn’t matter if the building is a home, officer or hospital, either; they can all benefit. Any new structure can get infested with mold before it’s even complete.
Microbe Guard is a key component of our approach here. This product can adhere to most surfaces to create a new layer on top that is free of mold infestation. Plus, attacking microbes will not be able to grow on this surface. A surface covered in Microbe Guard repels spores in the air that try to dig in and grow in a different location.
We pride ourselves on our prevention techniques and methods in Covington. As one piece of our overall approach, it may occur before, after or even during the remediation. When to apply preventative techniques comes down to the particular needs in your home or building.
Even a building that already has a mold problem will benefit from prevention. Any structure, from brand new construction to a decades old home, will get value out of prevention methods that keep mold from growing. Mold prevention can even apply to a home that has not had any issues for years. Sometimes prevention gets overlooked during the rush to get rid of a problem that already exists, but we believe preventative measures can offer lasting security. Part of our normal remediation process is, in fact, prevention. Whatever your circumstances may be right now, we also want to leave you feeling sure that you won’t deal with mold growth again.
At Mold Solutions NW, we think of prevention as one piece of the puzzle, along with in-depth inspections and total remediation services. We focus on safety as well as precision to offer a permanent treatment to block invasive mold that can ruin your home and even cause illness.
Discovering the Mold Problem in Covington
It’s not always easy to find mold. We therefore conduct in-depth inspections during any remediation of a building with issues.
Our inspectors will go into your home, office or any other building and try to detect all the sneaky places mold may lurk. We aim to stop a mold growth before people or the structure itself is harmed in any way. The inspections we conduct are therefore very detailed. As fellow residents of the Pacific Northwest, we understand the challenges that are particular to this area.
Mold can be a frightening discovery because of its ability to get us sick. While that is a very serious concern, people may not realize that there are several other valid reasons to want to remove and prevent mold. It can not only be damaging to humans, but also beloved pets and the structures where it is growing. Without even realizing they have a mold problem, home owners might be living in increasing dangerous circumstances. Mold can eat away at many surfaces, including walls, ceilings, floors or the very foundations of the structure.
That is a few of the reasons why mold remediation is so important. The structural soundness of a building may wear away as mold spreads and takes hold. Our experienced inspectors understand these complications, though, and how to find any trace of mold you may have. That’s why we look at inspection as critical to the overall approach of mold remediation and prevention.
A Comprehensive Approach to Mold for Covington Residents
Mold problems demand solutions. Comprehensive services to address issues that arise from mold should not only root out and destroy mold, but prevent future issues. Mold Solutions NW knows Covington and the challenges you’ll face here regarding mold growth, as well as the best solutions. We have therefore made inspection, prevention and remediation the foundations of our strategy.
We believe these core principles of mold solutions provide a comprehensive service appropriate for any mold issues in Covington. Our environmentally friendly products are affordable for anyone trying to protect themselves from mold damage and related problems. We pride ourselves on our years of expertise and outstanding safety record.