Mold Remediation Seattle WA
With the rainy and muggy weather, the need for Seattle mold remediation is constantly needed by homeowners and property managers alike.
Mold Remediation, Mold Removal, and Microbial Growth Remediation are interchangeable terms. They all refer to the cleanup or removal of materials affected by mold.
Mold is all around us. It's in the normal outside air we breathe on a regular basis.
However, a mold situation in your home can negatively impact the indoor air quality. If left untreated, it can cause health concerns and impact building materials.
What Causes the Need for Seattle Mold Remediation
Mold or microbial growth is caused when organic building materials are exposed to moisture and not properly mitigated.
Not properly drying affected areas after a flood or water damage incident, can cause building materials to develop mold growth. Mold can begin to develop on building materials in less than 48 hours.
Other causes include:
Inadequate ventilation. This is a common issue in attic spaces and bathrooms.
Hidden plumbing leaks.
Hidden appliance leaks.
Leaking tubs or shower surrounds.
Undetected roof leaks.
High levels of moisture in a crawlspace.
Our mold removal specialists at DK Environmental can help to identify the cause of the mold and remediate it. If you believe you have a mold issue, please contact our office for mold remediation evaluation. (425) 903-4356.
Why You Should Act Quickly on Mold Remediation in Seattle
Potential Health Risks and Indoor Air Quality
If left untreated, building materials affected by mold can begin to degrade or in more severe cases rot.
When dry rot occurs, it causes serious structural damage to the building. Framing and subfloor such as 2x4s, 2x6s, OSB, and plywood are common materials used in the main structure of a home or building.
Dry rot can cause serious damage to the structure that can be costly to repair.
It would be much more cost-effective to have the Seattle mold removal and remediation specialists at DK Environmental assist you with removing the mold before it can cause more serious damage.
Structural Damage and Dry Rot
Untreated mold can negatively affect the indoor air quality of your home and compromise your health. Mold can affect individuals differently. Individuals who are immune-compromised, are at a significantly greater risk.
Irritation of the eyes
Stuffy or runny nose
DK Environmental is One of the Best Mold Remediation Companies Seattle
DK Environmental's Mold Removal Process
The first step is to eliminate the source of the moisture. In some cases, mold remediation must begin in order to stop the leak. For instance, a wall with a leaking pipe needs to be opened to address the leak.
DK Environmental's mold specialists will create negative air pressure containments and establish critical barriers in the affected areas. Essentially our mold remediation team will quarantine the mold-impacted areas and ensure through negative pressure, that the air in the affected area remains quarantined as well.
The IICRC-certified cleaning technicians will remove the affected materials in the quarantined areas.
Any remaining materials such as wood framing or subfloor will be treated with anti-microbial and fungicide.
Materials with high residual moisture content must be dried. Our cleaning specialists will set up drying equipment to reduce the moisture present in the materials.
Once the materials are dry, they can be encapsulated if needed.
DK Environmental is here to help you in the Seattle area. Give us a call at (425) 903-4356.
DK Environmental Recommends Indoor Air Quality Professionals
DK Environmental highly recommends acquiring the services of a 3rd party indoor air quality professional.
A 3rd party indoor air quality professional acts to ensure a mold remediation project is completed correctly and thoroughly.
The indoor air quality professional can conduct air sampling before the project starts and after the project is finished.
This will ensure and verify the air quality is satisfactory after the remediation.