Emeryville, CA Mold Damage Remediation

Not only do thousands of homes exist in Emeryville, but it is also home to many manufacturing facilities and company headquarters. As a large loss restoration provider, we can help overcome mold concerns and these large commercial structures and single-family homes. Remediation can involve multiple approaches and techniques depending on the situation and how accessible damaged areas are to responding professionals. We have skilled Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians ready to help 24/7.  

Thorough Mold Inspections from Specialists  

Mold inspections are often one of the first actions taken when you suspect that mold might exist in your home. Competent professionals on our roster can walk through your property along with the owner to determine pre-existing damages, the most pressing concerns, and where other remediation and restoration strategies are necessary to return a property to preloss condition. Inspections can be a critical element in providing estimations for insurance providers or customers paying out of pocket for remediation services. 

Efficient Remediation Strategies for Emeryville

Understanding how varied the remediation process can showcase the multiple approaches our experienced technicians can take to eliminate active colonization in your home. Colonies can spread quickly without prompt abatement strategies, and we can establish containment barriers to allow our technicians to focus on drying out damaged regions of the home and illuminating surface mold concerns with practices such as:  

  • Surface sanding
  • Dry ice/media blasting
  • Antimicrobial wipe cleaning
  • Controlled demolition 

Learn more about mold remediation on our services page. 

SERVPRO of West Oakland

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (510) 599-9300

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of West Oakland is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Emeryville residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

We proudly serve Oakland, CA, West Oakland, CA, Emeryville, CA, and surrounding areas.

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 - (510) 599-9300

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

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 West Oakland 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

Here at SERVPRO of West Oakland we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Emeryville, 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 (510) 599-9300 and we will be on our way to help.