Northeast Los Angeles, CA Mold Damage Remediation

With millions of homes and over 840 museums through Los Angeles County alone, mold and microbial threats to structures can be devastating. Our professionals must stay diligently prepared for microbial concerns that develop without warning, as humid conditions can create the ideal environment to facilitate mold colonies. These conditions often develop after poorly managed water damage emergencies as well. Our experienced mold remediation team can help with: 

  • Bathroom mold removal
  • Black mold
  • Mold specialists
  • Attic mold
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Mold remediation

Are Mold Removal Strategies the Same for All Northeast Los Angeles Homes?

Surface treatment strategies can often be the initial steps taken to remove active colonies from area homes in Northeast Los Angeles. Sanding and dry ice blasting can be aggressive measures to prevent the tear-out and ultimate reconstruction of building materials where they can otherwise get preserved. Removing mold can also require controlled demolition and specific situations where hosting materials have become too deteriorated or damaged to repair.  

Does Mold Removal Include Harsh Odors in Northeast Los Angeles Properties?

Odors can be a challenging obstacle for our responding technicians, as these are one of the final stages of mold cleaning and mold removal. Eliminating odors trapped in building materials and circulating in the environment requires several deodorization tools in our inventory, such as thermal/ULV foggers, air scrubbers, and hydroxyl generators.

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SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (323) 255-1000

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 Emergency

In as little as 48 hours, a minor mold issue can quickly spread through a home or business. Once you contact us, we’re dedicated to starting the remediation process quickly. This fast response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Northeast Los Angeles 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 are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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 - (323) 255-1000

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

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Eagle Rock / South Glendale 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 Northeast Los Angeles, 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 Eagle Rock / South Glendale we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Northeast Los Angeles, 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 (323) 255-1000 and we will be on our way to help.