San Carlos, CA Mold Damage Remediation

From the bustling San Carlos Airport to shops at the San Carlos Marketplace and restaurants along El Camino Real, our growing community has many properties that could potentially be damaged by developing mold conditions. Our SERVPRO remediation team can help. 

Can Contents Get Protected from Attic Mold in San Carlos?

Because many use their attic space for storage, the contents of this room can become quickly damaged and harmed by developing mold conditions. Relocation and surface cleaning can help, and with the fast response of our SERVPRO team, we can begin other tasks like:

  • Mold inspections
  • Mold specialists
  • Mold removal
  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Attic mold removal 
  • Black mold 

How Can Black Mold Get Removed Quickly in San Carlos Residences? 

Data collected from mold inspections plays a significant role in choosing the ideal approach for eliminating black mold in your house. Our SERVPRO professionals appreciate the urgency of removing these colonies, so we provide several remediation strategies ranging from surface sanding and antimicrobial cleaning to dry ice blasting and demolition.

Are Black Mold Damage Repairs Necessary for San Carlos Homes?  

Few instances of SERVPRO mold remediation for black mold and attic mold concerns that do not lead to some degree of repair or reconstruction. Much of the reason for this is the use of controlled demolition as a mold remediation measure when active colonies have caused irreparable harm that renders hosting material unsalvageable.

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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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation 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 Belmont / San Carlos is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the San Carlos community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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 - (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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

Here at SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in San Carlos, 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.