“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation
What’s the Difference?
Since microscopic mold spores and microbial growth exist naturally almost everywhere, especially here in the Pacific Northwest with all of our rain. Either indoors and outdoors, removing all mold and microbial growth from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses in our area advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold.
This is a fallacy.
We understand mold and microbial growth. SERVPRO of Gresham & SERVPRO of Oregon City/Sandy has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business to a safe level so that you can be in the space without any health concerns. Our crews of trained and experienced technicians can talk with you about the best plan for mitigation for your property.
Signs of Mold? Call Today – (503) 665-7752
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.
- Emergency Contact - (503) 665-7752
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of Gresham and SERVPRO of Oregon City / Sandy 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 2170 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: