“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation

What’s the Difference?

Mold is a common problem that cannot be completely eradicated, as mold spores exist naturally both indoors and outdoors. SERVPRO of West Seattle and Burien specializes in mold remediation rather than promising impossible "mold removal." Mold growth can start within 48 hours of water intrusion, and its colonies can cause health issues and unpleasant odors. To address mold effectively, the source of moisture must be eliminated first. Mold can be present anywhere, and its microscopic spores can enter your property through various means. Maintaining indoor humidity below 45% helps prevent mold growth. If you suspect mold, contact SERVPRO immediately.

Our mold remediation process involves thorough inspection and assessment, containment, air filtration, removal of mold-infested materials, and cleaning of affected contents. We are a local company with strong ties to the community, and as part of a national network of over 2,140 franchises, we have the resources to handle large-scale disasters.

Areas we proudly serve include Seattle, Harbor Island, Seahurst, Des Moines, Normandy Park, and Tukwila. Call us at (206) 932-9033 for professional mold remediation services and peace of mind.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (206) 932-9033

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.

  1. Emergency Contact - (206) 932-9033
  2. Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  3. Mold Containment
  4. Air Filtration
  5. Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  6. Cleaning Contents and Belongings

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of West Seattle and Burien is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2210 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities: