Covina, CA Mold Damage Remediation

When it comes to mold remediation in Covina, California, the winter months can increase rainfall and moisture content. Not only can flooding in structures ultimately facilitate mold and microbial growths, but persistently damp environments can also promote these conditions. With nearly 50,000 residents and bustling commercial areas for manufacturing and retail, such as the Plaza West Covina and the Covina Square Shopping Center, the presence of mold could impact hundreds.

Mold Inspection and Remediation Services for the Covina, CA Area

While the development of mold in your home could be devastating, microbial threats in Covina Valley Unified School District properties and other institutions like Northview High School and North-West College require an urgent response from our experienced remediation professionals. Removing active colonization falls to several practical strategies based on the severity of the microbial threat and the material affected, including antimicrobial products, abrasive cleaning, sanding, soda blasting, and controlled demolition. See our mold remediation page for details. 

Trusted Mold Removal for Covina Property Owners

Mold growth can often force properties to close their doors to allow for thorough remediation to take place. With how health-hazardous these organisms can be, properties can benefit from repairs and reconstruction that eliminate penetration points for moisture and floodwater. Mold remediation can resolve the active threat, but our building trade professionals can prevent recurrences by reconstructing damaged exterior walls, installing permanent fixtures for dehumidification, and waterproofing the structure better.

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (626) 387-4111

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 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

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Covina 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 2250, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We proudly serve Covina, CA, Azusa, CA, Irwindale, CA, and surrounding areas.

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. 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 - (626) 387-4111

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

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 Covina, 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

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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 Azusa / Covina 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

SERVPRO of Azusa / Covina has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Covina, 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 (626) 387-4111 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.