“Mold Removal” vs. Mold Remediation
What’s the Difference?
SERVPRO of San Mateo is a qualified restoration company that understands the science behind mold growth. Since microscopic mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors, removing all types of mold from a home or business is impossible. Many restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy. We understand mold and mold growth. After mold remediation, in some cases, a visible difference in color remains between mold-affected areas and those unaffected by mold. Sometimes dark or even black stains may still be noticeable. The area can be free of mold (due to mold remediation) yet remain visibly stained. This is where mold cleaning comes in. SERVPRO of San Mateo has the training and expertise to remediate the mold in your home or business.
Signs of Mold? Call Today – (650) 931-6060
When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic, 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 a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- 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 that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. Learn more about our mold remediation process.
- Emergency Contact - (650) 931-6060
- Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
- Mold Containment
- Air Filtration
- Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
- Cleaning Contents and Belongings
Locally Owned Company with National Resources
SERVPRO of San Mateo is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 2100 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.
We proudly serve San Mateo, CA, and surrounding areas.