Kalispell, MT Mold Damage Remediation

Kalispell’s summers are hot and dry, not the conditions commonly thought to create a need for mold remediation. The arid summer season is short, followed by brief autumns that lead to moderate to heavy snows from October through March. Properties in Kalispell suffer from mold damage any time of the year linked to hidden water infiltration from:

  • Leaking roofs from storms
  • Ice dams from the melting and refreezing of snow 
  • Foundation seepage during thaws causing basement flooding
  • Burst pipes, and more

How Does Water Incursion Create Conditions Favorable to Mold Growth and Damage in Kalispell?

When water soaks into Kalispell residential or commercial structural components, mold spores always in the environment absorb the moisture. Developing mold colonies live on organic surfaces, including various building materials, consuming and weakening the structural components. Also, mold can cause health effects for susceptible individuals. The life cycle of an active mold infestation begins within 24 to 48 hours of the moisture contact as the organisms multiply, requiring:

  • Black mold damage repair throughout a building
  • Attic mold removal
  • Basement mold remediation
  • Bathroom mold removal

What Protocols Ensure Excellent Results During Mold Inspection, Remediations, and Removal?

SERVPRO adheres to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPC) mold remediation standards when abating mold in Kalispell. Our crews assess the water damage supporting the mold damage as well as:

  • Locating the mold
  • Containing the affected area
  • Mechanically removing mold growth 
  • Cleaning and applying EPA-registered antimicrobials to inhibit future growth 

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SERVPRO of Flathead County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (406) 300-0435

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 Flathead County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Kalispell residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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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 - (406) 300-0435

We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Kalispell, MT home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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 Flathead County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Kalispell, MT. 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 (406) 300-0435 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.