Highland Park, CA Mold Damage Remediation
While excessive rainfall and other contributing factors that often result in mold for homes and businesses might not exist in Highland Park, that does not negate the possibility of microbial threats. From unnoticed water leaks to poorly ventilated damp areas of your home, residential mold can form within 48 hours of consistent moisture exposure. Contending with these conditions could be more than most homeowners are equipped to handle, which leaves the remediation and restoration of the property to our SERVPRO professionals' capable hands.
A Fast Response for Mold Remediation in Highland Park
Quickly mobilizing mold remediation technicians after colonies have been confirmed within the property is vital. We understand how quickly organisms can spread throughout open areas, allowing a small damaged area to become an all-encompassing threat for the property. Remediation seeks to address the specific active colonization and concentrations of mold spores throughout your house, which can include multiple strategies and techniques by both our general contractors and experienced remediation professionals. Some of the most common approaches for remediation include:
- Abrasive cleaning
- Surface sanding
- Controlled demolition
Content Cleaning for Highland Park Homeowners
Taking care of your belongings can often be one of the most necessary steps of remediation. Microbes can deteriorate keepsakes and treasures, making content inventory and relocation vital when on-site cleaning might not be possible. We can evaluate belongings on an item-by-item basis to determine the best approach to restore and maintain them.
Find out more about mold remediation and odor removal here.
SERVPRO of Highland Park
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (323) 255-1001
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and 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 on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- 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 can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Disaster
Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Highland Park is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Highland Park community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Los Angeles, CA
- Highland Park, CA
- Montecito Heights, CA
- Lincoln Heights, CA
- Monterey Hills, CA
- El Sereno, CA
- Mt. Washington, CA
- Sierra Vista, CA
- Cypress Park, CA
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (323) 255-1001
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Highland Park, CA home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
Here at SERVPRO of Highland Park we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Highland Park, CA. Encountering mold can be worrisome for any homeowner, but SERVPRO is here to put your mind at ease. We have the right tools and trained professionals to get the job done right. Give us a call at (323) 255-1001 and we will be on our way to help.