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The Full Remediation of Kent Mold Damage

10/3/2022 (Permalink)

an employee in PPE in a mold damage containment zone Don’t panic when you find mold in your Kent home. Contact our SERVPRO IICRC-Certified technicians to remediate the mold damage.

SERVPRO Provides Rapid Mold Damage Removal

While we are leading remediation professionals capable of removing active mold colonies where they are found, this statement does not often address the complexities of each structure where this service is necessary. From single-family homes in King County to massive venues like the Accesso ShoWare Center, we have skilled professionals to manage:

  • Moisture Damage
  • Mold Growth
  • Harsh Malodors
  • Structural Damages

The SERVPRO team can overcome Kent mold damage where discovered, and we mobilize quickly to ensure that the situation does not worsen. Our microbial remediation responders arrive fast to set up containment barriers and begin mitigation actions to protect the property from more significant mold infestation concerns.

Is Mold Likely in King County?

The position of King County in the Pacific Northwest, along with expected rainfall and weather events, leaves the environment heavily saturated and humid. Improper ventilation combined with poor air quality can contribute to the development of microbial growths in a residence. With the frequency of mold damage claims and the activity of our remediation team, mold is a more significant threat to Kent homes than its residents might realize.

Damage Inspections and Assessment

While it is possible to identify or begin to suspect mold growth in your home without professional services, the inspection and assessment of your property are one of the initial remediation services our SERVPRO team provides. We must learn the extent of the damage, affected hosting materials, and present hazards. This information aids our crew in developing the best remediation approach to help remove active colonies.

AMRT-Certified Technicians 

We are accredited through firms like the IICRC and the National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) to manage microbial threats. Because of the multi-faceted restoration and cleanup necessary, including air duct cleaning and controlled demolition, a full-service roster of professionals ready to help like our SERVPRO team is vital to successful mold abatement.

Removing Mold Damage 

The heart of the remediation process is mold removal. While we do not make broad claims to eliminate all spores from a residence, we can provide the needed work to remove active colonies and moist conditions. The remediation process often gets split into three groups:

  • Surface Cleaning – Without penetrating the outermost layer, we can use potent sporicidal products to eliminate mold and make other surfaces uninhabitable.
  • Abrasive Removal - Involves blasting or sanding to impact the space just beyond the surface layer to remove mold growth.
  • Controlled Demolition – When other methods are not efficient, our licensed professionals can remove heavily damaged building materials and discard them. 

Reducing and Removing Musty Smells

Malodors are a common element of the mold growth damage a property faces. Often, musty smells indicate active colonies, helping homeowners realize a problem that must get addressed. These odors linger even after remediation nears completion, requiring more direct and focused deodorization with tools like thermal foggers and hydroxyl machines.

Where Mold Damage Repairs Are Needed

Mold can be destructive to hosting elements the colony uses as a food source. Our licensed professionals begin the reconstruction side of mold remediation in the early efforts like a controlled demolition and constructing temporary containment barriers to prevent the migration of spores. Additionally, our roster of contractors must also help with:

  • Plumbing Repairs
  • Material Replacement
  • Mold Prevention

Kent mold damage is often underappreciated and not as recognizable as water or fire damage concerns. Microbial threats should be treated with the same urgency and thorough cleaning as these other emergencies as they pose similar threats to the structure. Our SERVPRO of Kent team is ready to help when you need it at (253) 850-1500.

Why Is Soda Blasting Good for Kent Mold Remediation?

7/31/2022 (Permalink)

a mold damaged room with mold spores growing on the ceiling in the corner of the room Finding mold damage in your home can cause a lot of stress. Contact SERVPRO for certified technicians and professional equipment. We’re standing by.

SERVPRO uses the best technology for Kent mold remediation

Mold can grow anywhere in your home, from your bathroom and kitchen to the attic and basement. Wherever there is a fungus, there is the potential for spores to escape and start new colonies. That is why it is vital to get help with mold growth as soon as you spot it.

If you need mold remediation in your Kent home, choose a service that uses the best and latest technology. SERVPRO has many methods at our disposal, but one advantageous mold remediation technique is soda blasting. Soda blasting:

  • Uses tiny particles of baking soda to scrub away mold colonies.
  • Is well-suited to exposed brickwork or wood, such as in the attic or crawl space.
  • Does not use toxic chemicals or other nasties.
  • Deodorizes as it cleans for a fresh and polished result.

Soda blasting is much gentler than some other popular media blasting methods, such as sandblasting, making it suitable for use in your home. Our IICRC certified technicians also take care of drying and deodorizing your house and belongings.

If you need trustworthy mold remediation, call SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500.

Why Kent Homeowners Should Get Professional Mold Remediation

6/24/2022 (Permalink)

mold blooms on ceiling by window SERVPRO remediates mold damage in our customers' homes in the Kent area of WA.

We Take Mold Damage Very Seriously at Your Kent Home 

A typical action many homeowners do when they have mold damage is to Google it for home remedies. This tactic works great for the mold infestation but not so great for the home and contents, as it allows the colonies to continue to thrive and spread.

Professional mold remediation in Kent homes should begin as soon as signs of an infestation get noticed. Musty odors, visible mold, and signs of water damage all point to colonies growing behind the scenes.


The certified technicians undergo extensive water, fire, biohazard, and mold restoration training. Our goal is to save homeowners replacement costs for the structure and contents through advanced cleaning methods.

Locating the Reason for Mold

There are numerous reasons mold occurs within properties. The conditions enabling the colonies with improper handling have the potential to return. The techs carefully scope and look for the root cause; typical scenarios include inadequate ventilation, previous flood or water damage, and leaks.

Careful Abatement and Controlled Demolition

When sheetrock and other building materials receive mold effects, it often requires removal and disposal. During the abatement of colonies, the techs usually contain the area to stop the spread of any airborne spores. After drying existing colonies, the remaining debris on wood beams gets removed through gentle hand-scraping or soda blasting.

Post-Remediation Actions

The techs use specially formulated cleaning agents to kill any spores resident on surfaces. The application of an antimicrobial sealant gets used on the framework before the reinstallation of sheetrock to inhibit mold return.

Repairs and Restoration 

During mold damage mitigation, it is common for properties to need sheetrock replaced, cabinets installed, and flooring replaced. With our general contractor license #SERVPCS911LE, the techs offer a full transitional service from restoration to reconstruction as needed to bring the home to its preloss condition.

SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500 has the tools and equipment to provide professional mold remediation services to local homeowners and restore the home "Like it never even happened."

Mold Removal Options for Tukwila Homes

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

mold growing on the baseboards of a room Regardless of the color of the offending mold, team SERVPRO can help. Contact us at the first sight. Our knowledgeable technicians are standing by.

Eliminating Active Mold Colonies Requires Several Strategies in Residences

With the natural humidity in the Pacific Northwest, towns like Tukwila feature many homes that continually contend with mold and microbial threats. In lower-lying areas like the basement or sellers of these properties, damp conditions can facilitate naturally occurring mold spores on organic matter. While this might seem like a common occurrence, these organisms' presence can be damaging to the property and create health effects for those exposed.

Removing Mold from Tukwila Homes 

Remediation seeks to eliminate active colonization, which differs from other mold removal companies in Tukwila. Our professionals understand that your time and money are valuable commodities, which encourage an efficient and direct solution for active colonization when it exists. Remediation involves several approaches working simultaneously to protect as much of the installed structural elements as possible. Some of these techniques include:

Mold can be a threat to your home when you do nothing to overcome it. Let our SERVPRO of Kent remediators help by calling (253) 850-1500.

When Are Electric Submersible Pumps the Right Choice for Kent Homes?

2/27/2022 (Permalink)

a broken stainless steel pipe with water spraying from it Many types of pumps are needed to tackle the water damage in your home. Call SERVPRO to figure out the best way for water damage restoration.

Powerful Tools can Aid Water Damage Restoration in Kent Properties like Submersible Pumps

Many mitigation tools are needed to protect a property and its sensitive contents from harmful water damage events. After evaluating your home's needs, we can introduce devices like electric submersible pumps to overcome standing water throughout the house. For several reasons, this is among the most commonly used water removal tools for deep extraction needs.

The Importance of Water Removal Services

Water damage restoration in Kent properties relies on the efficient removal of surface water. Any standing water incident can impact materials and contents throughout the property, making it vital to provide sufficient water removal services where necessary. Using a combination of extraction devices and techniques, we can focus on:

  • Removing Surface Water
  • Clearing Puddling and Pooling
  • Eliminating Trapped Moisture in Materials

How Do Electric Submersible Pumps Work?

Using a constant source of power, a motor within the submersible pump works to drive the system. During this process, kinetic energy is created and increased. Part of this generated energy becomes pressure that pulls and lifts the liquid through the unit and out the discharge line. 

When Should They Be Used? 

Every water damage incident is not ideal for using electric submersible pumps to resolve. Certain extraction needs to appeal to the appropriate conditions necessary to quickly and adequately remove standing water down to the desired level. When water damage and pooling are beneath two inches in depth, sufficient prime is not attainable with the instrument, and other extraction devices should be used instead.

Extraction is the most vital effort our professionals can undertake when restoring homes and businesses after water losses. This mitigation strategy protects the property and prevents absorption into flooring materials whenever possible. Electric submersible pumps play a role in this management of standing water. Give our SERVPRO of Kent team a call now at (253) 850-1500.

Why is Air Quality So Important During Kent Mold Removal?

2/7/2022 (Permalink)

Mold damage in corner of ceiling Look for signs of mold and call SERVPRO for complete mold remediation.

SERVPRO Techs Have Experience Handling Kent Mold Remediation

Mold damage can spread across a Kent property in numerous ways. One of the most common is when someone attempts to remove the visible mold colonies and accidentally sends the spores airborne throughout the home. 

Although it would not be possible to perform complete mold removal in a Kent property because mold spores naturally occur both inside and outside of structures, SERVPRO technicians possess the training and experience to eradicate mold infestations within all types of properties successfully. 

SERVPRO frequently gets brought into properties to handle mold remediation duties because the homeowner suspects mold but has not visually confirmed it yet. Our IICRC trained technicians can use their equipment to determine likely areas where mold colonies are active. Improving air quality during the mitigation is a standard part of the process. Standard procedures include:

  • Containment
  • Use of specific equipment
  • Cleaning agents formulated for use against mold growth

Air Quality Equipment and Techniques

One of the mainstays during mold mitigation services is using an air scrubber. This powerhouse piece of equipment pulls copious amounts of air into its labyrinth of HEPA filtration, where it captures and holds airborne spores and particulates dislodged during the remediation.

Another method of porting airborne spores off-site is through self-created tubing, creating a negative air chamber that continually forces air into the tube and removes it through a window or doorway vent. 

Final Applications 

The use of antimicrobial cleaners and sealants can go a long way to inhibiting the return of a mold infestation. The mold growth must get identified to be taken care of, whether the problem is from a slow leak or poor ventilation. 

SERVPRO of Kent at (253) 850-1500 makes a healthy environment a priority during professional mold remediation services in Kent.