Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Clean Up and Disposal in Bellingham, WA.

6/22/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold Clean Up and Disposal in Bellingham, WA. Mold removal in Bellingham, WA.

SERVPRO of Bellingham fields numerous calls throughout the course of the work week regarding mold and mildew. Mold on window sills, mold around shower stalls, mold in bathrooms, mold behind beds, mold in closets, mold on clothing and textile. Our phone rings a lot because of mold.

The typical mold call is not really meant for us to mobilize and remediate. Most times a simple wipe down with a safe cleanser and a bit of regular air movement can alleviate the issue and keep it from coming back.

Sometimes an ongoing water leak or intrusion is the reason mold has taken hold and more evasive action is needed. SERVPRO of Bellingham is ready, willing and prepared to make these challenges disappear. "Like it never even happened."

Finding and Cleaning Mold

6/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Finding and Cleaning Mold Mold or Microbial Growth?

We are contacted on a regular basis by home owners, real estate professionals, commercial property managers, condo owners and home owner associations regarding mold.

A slow leak might not be obvious at first, but at the first sight of microbial growth it becomes quite obvious.

Our techs at SERVPRO of Bellingham lead the charge to eraticate mold from behind the insulation and helped to detect where the actual leak was occurring, so that the roofing professionals could address the issue from the outside.

The insulation was pulled down from the roof  leaving the back side of the sheathing and the mold that was growing there. Through hard work and the proper protocol we were able to get this project back on track and create more happy customers. 

Microbial Growth

3/13/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Microbial Growth A flooded basement can lead to mold.

A pipe burst in a basement while the owner was on holiday. When they returned the water was running out of the basement door. This is not the way you want to return from a vacation.

Immediately turning off the water and a quick call to the plumber fixed the initial issue, but the real work starts after the leak in fixed.

SERVPRO of Bellingham was the next call to be made. Our crew set up containment, negative pressure, attacked the wet sheet rock, pulled out the laminate flooring, treated the surfaces for microbial growth and began the drying process.

Our clients could not believe how quickly we had started to make a difference. 

We took a miserable end to a vacation and began to make a house a home again.

Mold In Garage Ceiling on San Juan Island

1/19/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Mold In Garage Ceiling on San Juan Island Mold on a ceiling in a garage in Friday Harbor, WA.

SERVPRO of Bellingham was working on San Juan Island and found a garage with a wet ceiling and a lot of microbial growth on both sides of the drywall.

Humidity and moisture in garage environments can lead to unwelcome mold growth on concrete, wood rafters, metal shelving, drywall and other surfaces.

Water intrusion and mold growth not only damage the structure of the garage and home in general, but they also negatively affect the vehicles parked inside. The best thing you can do to protect yourself from these negative effects is to take preventive measures against water intrusion to prevent mold growth and any further damage. Prevention is better than remediation.

SERVPRO of Bellingham had one option when dealing with mold like this and it was the removal of the affected drywall.

Containment

5/8/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Containment Safety First.

Mold is fact of life. We deal with mold on a daily basis here at SERVPRO of Bellingham and one of the most important factors when working with mold is keeping the mold spores confined to an affected area. 

Containment is the term used for limiting the spread of mold, dust, fibers and other items that can quickly make a small job a big job or a safe home a not safe home. 

We use the latest in technology and all of our available resources to create negative pressure, knock down mold spores down, containing the mold, drying any wet surfaces and utilizing a HEPA vacuum, thusly keeping our clients happy, safe and on their way to getting their homes back to "Like it never even happened."