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 

Review additional mold remediation interventions available from SERVPRO.

SERVPRO of Flathead County

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

Understanding Mold

Some restoration companies advertise “mold removal” and may even guarantee to remove all mold. This is a fallacy because it’s impossible to remove all mold from a house or business; microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. Here are the 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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Flathead County is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Kalispell community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property.  Learn about our water damage 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

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

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

SERVPRO of Flathead County 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

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.