Surfside, CA Mold Damage Remediation

Flooding and storm damage is a consistent threat to structures of the Surfside colony. Many of these homes are susceptible to erosion and water infiltration from ocean surges and storm events. When the houses of this community or any of the many shops and restaurants along the Pacific Coast Highway become damaged by developing mold, our SERVPRO professionals can help. We specialize in:

  • Mold removal
  • Mold remediation
  • Black mold
  • Mold inspections
  • Attic mold
  • Bathroom mold removal

How Can SERVPRO Contain Spores During Surfside Bathroom Mold Removal?

Containment is critical when mold is removed from a bathroom because spores can travel quickly through pathways like the HVAC system. Covering openings and courses for microbes can prevent further mold growth elsewhere

What Mold Remediation Option Works for Surfside Homes? 

The choice in ideal mold remediation for area homes or businesses depends on the condition of the hosting materials and the location of mold damage. Remediation can involve several steps and stages, ranging from surface treatments with abrasive tactics like media blasting to controlled demolition when other options have been exhausted.

Can Mold Removal Create Challenging Odors Surfside Properties?

Among the final steps in the remediation process is removing any harsh odors that exist. These powerful smells can linger long after mold removal occurs, making it a formidable damage effect for homes. We have multiple deodorization practices to overcome these odors.

See more about our mold inspection, remediation, and removal process on our main page.

SERVPRO of Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (562) 431-9400

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 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 Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Surfside 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 2100, 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 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 - (562) 431-9400

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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, 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 Surfside, CA 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

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

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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Surfside, 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 Seal Beach / Los Alamitos / Cypress we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Surfside, 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 (562) 431-9400 and we will be on our way to help.