Redwood City, CA Mold Damage Remediation

With our position on the Peninsula and being the only deep-water port south of San Francisco, humidity and environmental moisture continue to be a struggle. Our SERVPRO remediation technicians can help Redwood City properties recover from mold growth and damage.

Can Mold Remediation Happen in Different Ways for Redwood City Homes? 

There are several strategies for eliminating active mold colonization, as mold removal is not a universal approach from one house to the next. We consider the hosting material condition and the appropriate method to protect structural elements and building materials substrates when possible. Our experienced SERVPRO team can help with:

  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Attic mold removal
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Mold inspections
  • Mold removal

Eliminating Odors During Bathroom Mold Removal in Redwood City

Odors are a continual threat to the property and comfortable living. Before homeowners return to their houses, our SERVPRO technicians must implement multiple strategies to eliminate any lingering smells that could get recognized by returning occupants. Thermal foggers and other deodorization equipment can be vital in this effort. 

Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Necessary for Redwood City Homes?

Repairs and reconstruction are often inevitable after widespread black mold exposure. Usually, controlled demolition is an aspect of mold removal, making replacing these discarded materials a required action for our general contractor license. Additionally, our SERVPRO technicians must address any structural vulnerabilities allowing the appropriate conditions for mold development.

Find out more about mold removal and black mold damage repairs on our main page.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (650) 591-4137

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Redwood City residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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 - (650) 591-4137

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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Redwood City, CA home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are 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 Redwood City, 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 Belmont / San Carlos we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Redwood City, 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 (650) 591-4137 and we will be on our way to help.