Mold Remediation.

Whether you’re currently experiencing the devastating effects of mold infestation or have just discovered a sprouting problem, finding the right person to help you is of the utmost importance. Unless you are an expert in mold remediation yourself, it’s essential to find a qualified company if you are suffering from water damage and mold.

Mold is destructive, sneaky, and invisible. You have to avoid it before you notice that your property may be contaminated. It is important to take immediate action if you suspect a mold problem has formed. This is because mold spreads through spores all over a property until the area is completely covered with mold fungi. Eventually, it will build colonies in your HVAC system and even penetrate right into your walls.

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How does it work?

Mold remediation is a complex process, and it is easy to overlook important factors that are important to keep your house safe. It should be done to prevent health problems and other damages that mold can cause. Here's a more in-depth look at TOV Restoration's mold remediation process.

Inspection

Inspecting the property and assessing the mold damage.

Isolation

Isolating the area from the rest of the building.

Removal

Removing the mold from affected areas.

Prevention

Preventing future mold growth.

AWARDS & CERTIFICATES

1. Inspecting the property and assessing the mold damage.

Mold in your home is a huge problem and can have deadly consequences if you’re not careful. In fact, mold exposure is an under-recognized trigger of illnesses like respiratory issues (including asthma) and even autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis. Dangerous levels of mold in your home, especially black mold, can release mycotoxins into the air, and these invisible particles can be inhaled by people who live in the building. As early as the inspection process, our restoration professionals already take the necessary precautions to make sure that no further mold particles are released into the air.

Identifying damaged areas is probably the most important step in a mold remediation process. Unfortunately, this can be the step where many remediators fail. You can’t repair something you don’t know is broken. In your home or business, mold damage can be caused by a wide variety of things. Flooding after a storm, improperly ventilated bathrooms and kitchens, plumbing leaks and winter heating systems can all lead to mold growth. Mold is a fungus that thrives in dark, damp places. If we have a lot of moisture in our homes, sooner or later mold will start to grow. We also check other areas with evidence of moisture or water leakage. These damaged areas are potential targets for more expensive problems to occur in the future if not treated properly during the inspection.

2. Isolating the area from the rest of the building.

Sealing off areas involved during mold remediation requires careful preparation and advance warning to the occupants of the structure. Whenever we are working with a customer on remediation, they are never present for the work being done as it is not safe to have anyone in the room when we do it. While shutting an area during the remediation is fairly simple, sealing off a room may require more in-depth knowledge about how to do it correctly because depending on what kind of room you want to seal, it might require more than just closing doors.

The problem with mold is once it starts it spreads and spreads very rapidly. If you see mold anywhere in your home, this means it is already present in other places where you cannot see it. The only way to ensure mold does not spread around the house is to kill it at all stages where it is present, including spreading from one area of the house to another.

3. Removing the mold from affected areas.

Removing the source of moisture is a critical part of the mold remediation process because mold needs moisture to grow. It is important to remove outdoor sources of humidity, especially during the rainy seasons. This usually means improving attic ventilation, so that airborne moisture can evaporate. It may also mean opening up wall cavities around pipes or access doors and improving sub-floor ventilation so air can freely move through the floorboards. In most cases, it is also useful to install dehumidifiers in or near leaking pipes or in wet basements to remove the water vapor. Though removing the mold is necessary, it's only half the battle! If you want to prevent an infestation, you have to eliminate the conditions that led to the mold from happening in the first place.

Professional removal of mold is a process performed by an expert with knowledge, experience, and the appropriate equipment. And yet, many times do we find people trying to undertake this job on their own. Beyond being impossible, such an undertaking also proves to be dangerous since dealing with this kind of problem requires expertise and the know-how of different ways to deal with it. Many reasons exist why you might need to hire the services of a professional mold remediator to assist with mold removal. This could include the fact that you do not have all of the specialized equipment required, lack of experience in handling a mold infestation, and simply wanting to remove the problem before it gets out of hand.

4. Preventing future mold growth.

After removing the mold and disinfecting the area, the next thing to do is to lower the moisture content in your home or office to improve the ventilation system that brings fresh air into and does away with stale air. The right type of ventilation can help you improve the air quality in your home, and even save you money on utility bills. Ventilation refers to the process of providing fresh air into a room or space while extracting stale and contaminated air from it. Due to damp conditions, mold can start growing in your wall if there is poor ventilation. A poorly-ventilated room can also be an ideal place for mold to develop between the walls as moisture is present in abundance.

Water leaks are a common cause of mold growth in buildings. They cause damage to building structures and furnishings, and can also increase utility costs. Water leaks can be a huge problem, leading to long-term internal damage to your home and expensive repair bills. And in the worst-case scenario, you could find yourself dealing with mold and mildew issues that could cost thousands of dollars to remedy. It is worth your time and effort to take care of water leaks as soon as they develop so you can save both money and the environment in the process.

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Frequently asked questions.

How much does it cost to have my property restored?

The cost of restoring your home is determined by several factors. It is important to have the damage inspected first so we can provide an accurate estimate for you. If the damage is huge and complex, the first thing to consider is whether your home was insured. If it was reasonably insured, you most likely have a claim and the cost of repairs will be covered.

What kind of restoration services do you offer?

We offer full-service restorations including but not limited to fire restoration, flood repair, mold remediation, natural disaster relief, and home reconstruction. We encourage you to contact us so we can discuss a customized solution for your damaged property.

Do you take on emergency restoration jobs?

Yes, we do. You may call or email us and we will respond to you as soon as we can.

Which areas do you cover?

We provide restoration services to Marysville, Everett, Snohomish, Lynnwood, Bothell, Redmond, Seattle, Renton, Issaquah, Kent, Federal Way, and Tacoma.