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Is Surface Cleaning Ideal for Mold Damage in Seattle Homes?

1/24/2022 (Permalink)

Mold damage on ceiling SERVPRO has the tools and training to reduce or nearly eliminate a material's ability to host active colonies.

There are Multiple Mold Remediation Processes Possible for Seattle Properties

While surface mold remediation treatments are among the most common, a thorough inspection of the property is needed to determine where this removal tactic is beneficial and where other techniques might be better. 

What Does Surface Cleaning Entail?

There is a necessity for swift and reliable mold remediation for Seattle homes, and much of this begins with surface cleaning strategies. We can apply biocide products that neutralize and eradicate mold spores on contact using mechanical actions like steel wool, brushing, and similar approaches. This antimicrobial method is the least invasive approach for removing active colonization but would be ineffective if the organism has become deeply rooted in the hosting material.

Can Mold Growth Be Prevented?

It is feasible to reduce or nearly eliminate a material's ability to host active colonies. In fact, one of the advantages of surface cleaning with the potent antimicrobial products in our inventory is the lasting effects on the hosting materials impacted. Sporicidal and biocide products can not only eliminate active colonization and mold organisms on contact, but they will also act as a mold inhibitor on specific hosting elements if they have not yet begun to support the spreading colony. 

What Advanced Cleaning Options Exist?

More aggressive measures are necessary when our experienced mold specialists cannot utilize surface cleaning strategies to manage mold concerns. Direct efforts focus on pushing beyond the surface of hosting materials to remove the entire hyphae of the organism. Beyond the use of sporicidal products and inhibitors, our IICRC trained SERVPRO team can also implement more abrasive cleaning tactics such as:

  • Media Blasting
  • Surface Sanding
  • Controlled Demolition

Multiple remediation strategies could impact the presence of mold and its ultimate effect on hosting elements in the house. Surface cleaning is direct and possible when the colonization is not out of control. Give our SERVPRO of Seattle Northeast team a call when you believe mold exists in your home at (206) 362-9295. 

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