Santa Barbara, CA Mold Damage Remediation
Mold Damage in Santa Barbara, CA
One of the many perks of living in beautiful Santa Barbara is that we live on the coast, snuggled between the Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The flipside of this is that when the spring arrives and warm air from the desert meets the cold water of the Pacific, it creates coastal fog. This is our May Gray or June Gloom.
The fog creates a moist environment for those of us that live on the coast, fulfilling one of the critical ingredients in the recipe for mold to grow. Mold is a very opportunistic organism. All it requires is an organic base to plant its roots into to feed and some moisture, whether from the fog or from a drip underneath your bathroom sink, for the mold to drink and it’s off to the races.
Fortunately, SERVPRO of Santa Barbara is here to help. Our trained technicians have performed hundreds of mold remediations here in town. Our goal is always to get your home healthy and safe and have you get back to your normal routine quickly.
SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and SERVPRO of Santa Ynez / Goleta
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (805) 963-0606
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 Fire Disaster
A minor mold 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 mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and SERVPRO of Santa Ynez / Goleta is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Santa Barbara residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Santa Barbara, CA
- Gaviota, CA
- Goleta, CA
- Isla Vista, CA
- Hope Ranch, CA
- Montecito, CA
- Ellwood, CA
- Solvang, CA
- Buellton, CA
- Santa Ynez, CA
- Los Olivos, CA
- Ballard, CA
- East Mesa, CA
- West Mesa, CA
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 - (805) 963-0606
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment 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
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 Santa Barbara, 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
SERVPRO of Santa Barbara and SERVPRO of Santa Ynez / Goleta has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Santa Barbara, CA. 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 (805) 963-0606 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.