San Martin, CA Mold Damage Remediation

With our position at the base of the Santa Cruz mountains and placement in the Santa Clara Valley, San Martin as a community is susceptible to certain severe weather events like flash flooding and violent storms throughout the year. While we do not often have excessive annual rainfall, what does arrive can be hazardous enough to penetrate homes and businesses and ultimately lead to mold production. The growth of microbial threats must get addressed as soon as possible, as these organisms can feed on organic matter and deteriorate structural elements used as hosts for the colonies.

Mold Damage Repair and Remediation for San Martin

There are a few mold growth instances that do not require some element of controlled demolition and repairs. With a complete team of building professionals, we can implement a full spectrum of removal strategies ranging from controlled demolition to surface sanding and abrasive cleaning. Our contractors can also help in the repairs necessary to prevent further moisture exposure that facilitates mold incidents moving forward. Some of these repairs must occur to: 

  • Plumbing
  • Drywall
  • Roofs
  • Masonry
  • Siding 

Mold Odor Removal Strategies in San Martin Properties

Addressing mold odors in your home after a loss incident can often be a challenge. Much like post-fire effects, musty smells can exist in open areas and get trapped in porous materials. We have multiple machines and devices that can help in this regard, including foggers and air scrubbers.

Find out about SERVPRO’s mold removal and remediation approaches here.  

SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (408) 500-0657

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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Morgan Hill / Gilroy is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the San Martin community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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 - (408) 500-0657

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 San Martin, 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 San Martin, 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 Morgan Hill / Gilroy we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in San Martin, 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 (408) 500-0657 and we will be on our way to help.