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.

For more on SERVPRO mold remediation and odor removal, see our main page.

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos

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

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 San Carlos 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

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

SERVPRO of Belmont / San Carlos has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in San Carlos, CA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (650) 591-4137 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.