Preventing Mold Problems in Evergreen
If you have a mold problem in Evergreen, or want to make sure you don’t have one in the future, mold removal and remediation can help you breathe easy. Mold can strike anywhere, even in Evergreen. 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 Evergreen
- Mold Remediation in Evergreen
- Mold Prevention in Evergreen
- Finding the Mold in Evergreen
- Mold Solution Services for Evergreen Residents
At Mold Solutions NW, we pride ourselves on appreciating the specific needs of Evergreen and the Pacific Northwest. With expertise and know-how, we stomp out mold growth and prevent regrowth. 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.
Our services in Evergreen include Microbe Guard, a permanent, surface-modifying treatment that creates a new surface after it is applied. By resisting microbial assaults, the new surface can seal out mold, giving it no chance to grow. But Microbe Guard is just one aspect of our well-rounded services. We aren’t just looking to get rid of mold you can see now – we want to make sure it never comes back. 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. They can rid any building of mold and back it up with a warranty as part of some bids for remediation. Expertise and experience can offer you the security of knowing your mold issues will never return.
Remediation, inspection for problems and prevention form the core of our strategy. 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. Inspection can detect the hidden corners where mold likes to grow. By rooting out these locations, it is possible to take preventative measures against future growth. Prevention can act in tandem with inspect or remediation, or both. During a remediation, inspectors may recommend prevention methods.
Mold Remediation in Evergreen 98133
Mold can strike any building, not just individual houses. 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. Mold that grows in an unused location can be overlooked for a long time. Left unchecked like this, the mold has an opportunity to not just grow, but also spread to other locations in the building.
Once you know or suspect you have a mold problem, though, remediation can clean up the issue. 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: Finding the Mold in 98133
First, we conduct an inspection of the affected structure to detect all traces of where mold is growing. Some of the telltale signs include cracks, leaks and excess moisture that can promote mold growth. Inspection is a major piece of our overall strategy and you can read more about it below.
Step 2: Stopping the Spread
One of our first jobs when we find mold in a building is to cordon off that area to stop it from spreading. Air scrubbers keep spores from spreading and plastic sheeting contains the area. Our experts will make sure that the remediation process doesn’t allow the mold to spread. We don’t want spores to escape during the process and potentially get into other parts of the home or building where they can grow again.
Step 3: Products
Next, it is time to get rid of the mold. Once we begin to treat the mold, Mold Solutions NW will use various products to eliminate the mold. MMR, a commercial grade mold killer, seeps into surfaces where it is applied to destroy any mold present. Additionally, we address the stains sometimes caused by a mold growth. Mold can stain things like wood as it grows, leaving behind permanent cosmetic damage even after it is gone. At Mold Solutions NW we understand that getting rid of such stains is also important to our customers; MMR can get underneath surfaces to help with this aspect as well.
Step 4: Cleaning
In the mold remediation process, certain items will have to be discarded if they cannot be cleaned. Things such as insulation, cabinetry and drywall are frequently too damaged to remain. 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. We use a HEPA vacuum while cleaning to make sure that invisible particles don’t escape into the air. This aids in our efforts at containment of the mold. This process keeps mold and spores from getting out into the air and traveling to a different surface to grow again.
Step 5: Prevention
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. At Mold Solutions NW, we don’t just want to get rid of mold – we don’t want it to ever grow back.
Step 6: Final Inspection
Finally, we make a thorough inspection of our work to ensure we didn’t miss a single spore. We check to make sure we removed all mold and contaminated items, and that we cleaned up the area where we worked. Then we back up our work with a 10-year warranty (as included in the bid). While the initial inspection is for finding the root of the problem, the final inspection helps us locate anything that could be an issue in the future and validate the integrity of our remediation work. 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 Evergreen 98133
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 understand how important prevention is for Evergreen and the Pacific Northwest in particular. In this wet climate, mold prevention is an ongoing effort that is important for all buildings and homes. It’s no surprise then that prevention is a big worry in this region.
One of the most common situations calling for mold prevention is new construction. The climate is an obvious factor during construction while the structure cannot be perfectly protected from the weather. Rain, air moisture and wet ground are all threats the Pacific Northwest is well-known for. For these reasons, prevention comes often comes into play during the building phase, while there’s ample opportunity to come up with strategies and measures. Mold that finds a foothold during construction can hide in a home for years to come before finally being noticed. This can lead to structure damage and result in people getting sick. People aren’t the only ones threatened by mold – it can also harm pets. And it causes damage to the integrity of a structure, eating away at walls, floors and even the foundations of the building.
There’s are just more reasons why prevention is so important. And prevention should not be limited just to homes; hospitals, schools and offices should also try to prevent growth. Mold does not discriminate between buildings based on their use.
Mold Solutions NW uses a product called Microbe Guard for prevention efforts. This product can adhere to most surfaces to create a new layer on top that is free of mold infestation. The new surface is resistant to microbial attack. 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 Evergreen. As one piece of our overall approach, it may occur before, after or even during the remediation. It depends on your specific situation and whether mold already exists in the structure.
Prevention also applies to structures that have already had issues with mold growth. There is no bad time to consider employing prevention methods, whether the building is under construction or very old. Mold prevention can even apply to a home that has not had any issues for years. While it may be more urgent to eliminate the mold that already exists, after that is taken care of, focusing on future prevention will offer peace of mind that mold won’t take hold again. 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 keep your specific needs in mind while working to combine expertise and precision in our mold solution services.
Discovering the Mold Problem in Evergreen
Mold is a sneaky threat. We therefore conduct in-depth inspections during any remediation of a building with issues.
The inspectors at Mold Solutions NW know how to find any and all mold that may be in a building. We want to root it out wherever it lives so it cannot harm people or property. 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. But health issues are just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to motivations for eliminating mold. Mold can also harm pets, as well as make the basic structure of the building weaker. The foundation of the building could be dangerously compromised by mold that damages it as it grows undetected. As it grows, mold can wear away surfaces inside a building like its floors and walls, or even the foundation.
That is a few of the reasons why mold remediation is so important. With so much moisture in the air and ground in Evergreen, mold can find a way into buildings and start to compromise their stability. Mold Solutions NW offers expert inspectors who know exactly what to look for and won’t miss a trace of mold. That is why inspection is a key aspect of mold solution services, helping to find mold and damage before the situation can deteriorate.
Mold Solution Services for Evergreen Residents
Mold growth can be stopped. Remediation is more than a quick fix to clean out mold growth, it is also a means of prevention. Our mold solutions services in Evergreen understand the particular needs of this area and offer in-depth fixes. That’s why we work on remediation, inspection and prevention together to stop mold now and in the future.
Guided by this three-pronged approach, we believe our services can address any mold problems in Evergreen. The products we employ during our process are environmentally sound and EPA-registered, yet affordable for most budgets. We pride ourselves on our years of expertise and outstanding safety record.