Coquitlam, BC Mould Damage Remediation

Your Coquitlam home or commercial property can quickly become infested with mould if a source of water is present. Mould can spread throughout a property in as little as 48 hours. Since mould can produce allergens and irritants, you should call us to inspect your home if you suspect you have a mould problem. If mould is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mould infestation.

Learn more about mould and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mould damage tips.

SERVPRO of Coquitlam / Port Moody

If You See Signs of Mould, Call Us Today – (604) 206-1675

Understanding Mold

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

  • Mould is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mould 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.
  • Mould spores thrive on moisture. Mould spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mould remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mould may return. 
  • Mould often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mould problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mould growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Fire Disaster

A minor mould problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mould damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Coquitlam / Port Moody is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Coquitlam community too. When you have a water or mould 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 proudly serve Coquitlam, BC, Port Coquitlam, BC, Port Moody, BC, and surrounding areas.

Highly Trained Water and Mould Restoration Specialists

We specialize in water and mould 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 Mould Remediation Process

Every mould damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mould remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (604) 206-1675

The mould 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 Mould Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mould. Mould feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mould and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mould Containment

To keep the mould spores from spreading further, we will use various mould 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 Coquitlam, BC home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mould.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mould spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mould spores while the mould remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mould and Mould-Infested Materials

The mould remediation process depends on the amount of mould growth and the types of surfaces on which the mould appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mould colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mould-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mould growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mould, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odours and provide deodourisation 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 Coquitlam, BC home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mould damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.

SERVPRO knows Mould

SERVPRO of Coquitlam / Port Moody has the expertise to make any mould problem a memory in Coquitlam, BC. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mould at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mould concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mould. Call (604) 206-1675 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.