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If you have a mold problem, get Mold Solutions. Our experienced mold remediation technicians will rid your home or commercial property safely of mold and ensure it doesn’t come back. We are specialists in mold remediation and prevention. We are different because this is all we do, and we are darn good at it. Get Mold Solutions…so you can breathe easy!
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Mold Solutions NW is a full service mold solutions provider. We will do a complete and thorough inspection to identify potential mold problems. We are experts at removing any threats. We will then treat your building in a safe and precise manner. We then apply a safe preventative solution to eliminate any future mold occurrence.Read More
With locations in North Bend, Issaquah, and Cle Elum, we’re your one stop-shop for mold removal in the North West. We have knowledge of mold remediation as well as mold scientists. We have successfully dealt with mold on every surface you can imagine and we do it on a daily basis.
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“Peter was accurate, honest, fair. We had an attic with some mold in it, and he recommended complete remediation at a fair price. The work performed was really great quality and the timeline was good for our schedule. He was willing to come out to provide a quote in a reasonable amount of time, when other companies we contacted for quotes asked for much more money, didn’t show up when scheduled, or tried a hard sell to scare us. I appreciated the honest assessment of what was going on up there and the good work they did to fix it. Would totally recommend and use again if ever needed (but the guarantee they provide means I won’t in this house!)” ~Indi G (Yelp)
“Peter was nice, knowledgeable, and honest when he came to look at the mold that was found on our inspection report. He reassured me that there was nothing to worry about and if we needed him in the future he would be happy to come back. I would definitely recommend him to anyone I know and would use his services again in a heartbeat.” ~Lauren R. (Yelp)
“Marc Turkel of Mold Solutions NW is fantastic! We wanted to get a Mold check done. Marc was able to make time the very next day! He performed a thorough inspection and gave definitive recommendations about the non-existence of mold. He also refused any payment for the inspection! Very prompt, courteous, thorough and knowledgeable!” ~Harsha C. (Yelp)
If You Have a Mold Problem, Contact Us!
Mold Solutions is professional, efficient, affordable, and experienced. We will give you a free and honest evaluation of your mold problem and we will work with you and for you to solve it. Our team of remediators has years of experience and training under their belts. Not only are we proficient at mold removal, we are also scientists who have studied mold and understand it. Get rid of one of the major stresses in life by putting your mold problem in our hands. Call now for your FREE Mold Assessment: (425) 888-3332
What is Mold?
Mold is a living organism that grows and reproduces quickly. Microscopic spores are formed, multiply and are released into the air. These spores land on any surface that offers them everything they need to live and grow; moisture and organic materials for food.
Mold spores are always in the air around, but typically in standard/digestible amounts. There isn’t usually a problem unless or until the mold spore levels are too high.
If you are experiencing symptoms of mold allergy: runny nose, cough, rash, you may have a problem with mold in your home or workspace.
Things you should know about Mold
- There is mold in every building. It can never (and should never) be eliminated completed. It’s a natural and necessary element that enters a home any time a door or window are opened, or something new is introduced into the environment.
- Mold grows in colonies and it is this that gives off the musty/recognizable odor.
- Once mold becomes a problem, it can also become dormant. But, it will never go away on its own. It will need to be removed (remediated).
- Mold buildup does not affect everyone in a household. But for many, mold exposure can be extremely harmful to health. It is in the air and is breathed in. Health issues can include fever, cough, rash, dry and itchy skin and eyes, and many more.
- Mold grows in moisture and prefers areas with no light.
- Quite a lot of types of molds appear to be black in color, but they are not necessarily the harmful “Stachybotrys” strain that caused so many terrible health issues. Just because you find black mold in your house, don’t panic just yet.
- You can’t just clean visible mold with bleach. Bleach is water based and since mold collects near moisture, as soon as you are done cleaning the bleach, it can start collecting again.
- Penicillin is derived from mold (proving that not all mold is harmful).
- Mold can grow in the ductwork of your heating system.
- It is just as likely for new homes to suffer from mold growth as it is for older homes.
- Mold that is growing on non-porous surfaces (glass r ceramic tile) can easily be cleaned with detergent and water. However, when it is growing in (or on) your walls, ceilings, or wood, that’s when you should call a professional remediator like Mold Solutions.
What Causes Mold in Your Home?
There is one common link between all buildings, big or small, business or residential, that have a mold problem: moisture accumulation. If a building doesn’t have a moisture problem, we feel comfortable guaranteeing that that it doesn’t have a mold problem.
Excess moisture is typically caused by at least one the following:
- Leaking pipes
- Leaking roof
- Poor ventilation
- Repeated spills
- Dampness seeping in from the basement
Along with those elements causing moisture, mold spores need warm air, oxygen, and organic materials to start growing. Those things are readily available in our homes and with just a little time (24-48 hours), you could have your own mold problem.
What to look for if you suspect mold
Obviously mold is damaging to your home and health. If you suspect that you have mold, don’t ignore it. Launch your own investigation to find out what might be hiding in plain sight. It smells toxic. If you’ve ever smelled moldy food, it will be recognizable. And it’s ugly. It’s often pink, black, brown or green, and patchy on your walls.
There are signs of mold growth that you can recognize:
- Spots that are black or white growing on your ceilings, walls, behind wallpaper, or even on furniture.
- A musty smell that can be found lurking in dark places, under furniture, inside walls and pantries, and under counters. Mold can often be detected first through smell.
- Check first in bathrooms, laundry rooms, and kitchens, anywhere that there is moisture, warm temperature, and humidity. A little sunlight can help as well.
Other things to look for if you suspect mold
- Paint that is peeling, bulging, or cracking.
- Peeling or discolored wallpaper
- Walls that are bowing or budging
- Walls and other surfaces that constantly feel damp
- Discoloration and stains on walls
- Condensation around windows or pipes
- If someone in the household is constantly suffering from cold-like symptoms: runny nose, sore throat, etc.
What you should do if you have mold
You should call in an expert as quickly as possible. Do not delay as mold is insidious and spreads quickly. It will cause health issues to you and your family and it can weaken your walls and foundation. If mold is found while you’re selling your house, you will have to take care of it and ensure that no damage was done in the process. In some cases, it can make a house completely uninhabitable.
But never fear, if you call in a mold expert quickly, they will be able to stop the problem and save you a major headache.
Contact us – Mold isn’t always easy to see, but we know what to look for, where to find it, and what to do when it has been found.
Mold and Health issues
Mold spores are always in the air, but as mold collects in a house, they will increase, making it a more toxic living environment.
Another term for mold infection is fungal infection, because mold is a fungus. As mold spores are inhaled they make their way into lungs, which is where most fungal infections begin. People with lowered immune systems and asthma are more prone to fungal infections cause because of mold spores in the air. While nothing has linked mold to serious illnesses such as cancer, it can be difficult to live with on an ongoing basis.
The symptoms of a fungal infections mirror many other common flues and colds. The difference would be that these symptoms lessen when you aren’t in your home or the infection building. So, pay attention to when you feel most ill.
Here are the symptoms of a mold allergy:
- Watery eyes
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Difficulty Breathing
- Itchy nose, eyes, and throat
- Dry, scaly skin
People more prone to fungal infections:
- People with lowered immune system because of disease or medication.
- People who have had organ transplants
- People who are on antibiotics.
- People with Asthma
How to Control Mold in Your Home:
Mold is a pain that you should prevent if you possibly can. There are steps that you can take to ensure you won’t ever have to deal with the icky issue of mold in your home.
- Make sure you have good ventilation in all rooms, but especially your kitchen and bathroom.
- Repair plumbing leaks right away.
- Don’t let condensation build up, particularly around windows.
- Keep large furniture a few inches away from the walls to encourage good airflow.
- Always run exhaust fans in your bathrooms, kitchen and laundry room.
- Deal with all flooding, even minor flooding, immediately. Be sure it is dried thoroughly as mold can begin to grow within 24-48 hours.
If you think you have a mold problem:
Contact us – Mold isn’t always easy to see, but we know what to look for, where to find it, and what to do when it has been found.
Contact Us Now For Your FREE Mold Assessment
If you see something suspicious, smell something that may be mold, or haven’t been feeling well in your home, send us an email or give us a call to set up your free mold assessment. We will make a quick appointment and come out to take a look at your property. We will give you an honest opinion about the state of the mold in your home and if you have a problem that needs our expertise. Once we’ve established that you need remediation, we will take care of it quickly, efficiently, and completely.
Is a mold inspection worth it?
The answer is a resounding yes. A mold inspection will not only save you money in the long run, but it could also save your health. We are all susceptible to mold and mildew. Some people are more sensitive than others, but all of us can be affected by it. It’s best to know if you have a problem before it becomes a serious issue..
If you live in an area where there is high humidity or excessive moisture, your home may be at risk for mold growth. If you live near water or in an older home, this is even more likely. You may think that if you don’t see any visible signs of mold in your home that you don’t have a problem, but this isn’t true. Mold can grow behind walls and inside ductwork or other areas of your home that aren’t easily accessible to the naked eye. This means that even if you don’t see it, it could still be present and growing in hidden areas of your home or business.
How do mold inspectors find mold?
A visual inspection is the most common method used by mold inspectors. Mold tends to grow on surfaces that have moisture and an ample supply of food (such as wood or drywall). If you are experiencing problems with your home, a visual inspection can help determine if mold is present.
Mold inspectors also use air sampling devices to test for airborne mold spores in your home. Air sampling is considered a more accurate way to determine the level of mold in your home. In some cases, air sampling may be required by law.
What are signs of mold in your house?
There are several signs of mold that may indicate a problem with indoor air quality or mold contamination:
- musty smell
- water damage
- peeling paint
- discolored ceiling tiles/drywall
- condensation on windows or walls
- excess moisture in carpeting or wood floors
- odors emanating from HVAC systemsDry, scaly skin
- increased allergies
If you suspect that your home may have a mold problem it’s important to call an expert who can perform testing to determine if there really is a problem before making any repairs yourself. It’s also important to keep in mind that not all molds are toxic and not all toxic molds will produce health effects when they grow indoors.
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Excellent fast service, very complete inspection and good advise. They are not a company that wants to scare you into expensive solutions … infact the inspector only recommended a ventilation fan and dehumidifier. If you are looking for an honest and complete inspection you have found it.