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Discovering mold in your home or business can be a cause of much stress for Tacoma property owners. From following proper safety protocol to filing insurance claims, it can be tough to make sure everything is done correctly. At H2O Away, we have spent over a decade helping property owners safely treat mold quickly and effectively, all while speeding up the claims process by providing your property insurance with information as soon as they need it.

When you partner with H2O Away, you can rest easy knowing only trained and certified Tacoma mold remediation technicians will be sent to your property. Above all, we value keeping your family and guests safe throughout this process and will always follow proper safety standards. Best of all, our team handles every part of the mold removal process from start to finish, so you never have to worry about coordinating with multiple companies.

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At H2O Away, we understand the urgency needed when dealing with a mold problem. If left untreated, mold can create unpleasant odors throughout your building and even lead to health issues for you, your family, or guests. Our team is standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you when you need it most. We'll be there in 60 minutes or less, ready to begin immediate remediation, so don't delay call us today!

 

  • Types of Mold

    Types of Mold in Tacoma

    When you think of mold, what likely springs to mind for most home and property owners is highly toxic black mold. But black mold is rare and there are hundreds of species of mold that can grow in buildings of any age or size.

    Some mold types are harmless, while others can be hazardous to your health. Unfortunately, it’s very difficult to properly identify a specific type of mold with the naked eye. At H2O Away, we've spent years training our mold remediation specialists on proper mold identification and removal techniques to keep your family and guests safe and your property mold-free.

    Where Does Mold Grow?

    Indoor mold and mildew can grow in any building type, in any room, and in both new and old properties. Mold thrives on moisture, which is why mold is most commonly found in attics, crawlspaces, bathrooms, and other rooms that may harbor excessive humidity and moisture. 

    Mold Types

    Molds most often go by their scientific names, such as Cladosporium or Stachybotrys Chartarum (most commonly known as "black mold"). Because there are hundreds of thousands of mold types, mold is often classified into groups. There are 3 groups of mold that can be potentially harmful to humans.

    • Toxigenic molds, such as black mold, are the most concerning types of mold. These types of molds can pose serious health threats and have been linked to symptoms such as nausea, worsened asthma, fatigue, and cancer.

    • Allergenic molds can cause a reaction in some people, especially those with existing allergy sensitivities or asthma. This type of mold could cause allergic reactions such as itchy eyes, rash, runny nose, or wheezing.

    • Pathogenic molds are types of molds that can cause infections, especially in those with a suppressed immune system. This type of mold would not negatively affect most healthy people, but it can be dangerous to some.

    While black mold is the most commonly discussed toxigenic mold, it is important to note that not all black colored mold is toxic and that not all toxic mold is black. The best way to find out what type of mold you may have is to have a professional Tacoma mold remediation company like H2O Away identify and develop a treatment plan for any mold growth in your home or office. 

    When to Call a Professional

    If you have visible indications of mold or mildew anywhere in your building, it's recommended that you contact an experienced mold remediation firm to properly assess the damage and start the removal process as quickly as possible. In the event a mold is toxic, you will want a company like H2O Away on your side to protect the health and safety of your family and guests. Our team is standing by to help you with your emergency mold needs, so call us today to schedule an in-home mold evaluation.

    Call 253-331-2733 today for Tacoma mold removal and remediation.

  • Mold Removal Process

    Mold Removal Process

    Once you've discovered mold in your building, you'll want to begin the removal process as soon as possible. When it comes to dealing with mold, hiring a professional mold remediation company is highly recommended to make sure the project is completed as safely and as thoroughly as possible. At H2O Away, our team of certified mold removal specialists undergo rigorous training and always follow top industry safety standards to ensure a safe, effective mold removal project.

    How a Mold Removal Specialist Can Help

    • Eliminate Moisture: The first step in the mold removal process, regardless of the size of the mold problem, is to eliminate the source of the water. If you don’t fix the moisture problem that caused the mold growth, the mold could very well come right back. This process could involve fixing a drainage issue, properly patching a leaky roof, a plumbing repair, ventilation improvement, etc.

    • Containment: Our team will make sure to contain the affected area with plastic sheeting to avoid mold spores traveling to other areas of your home. Additionally, we will make sure to seal all openings, such as doors and air vents, to prevent the spread of mold.

    • Removal: For our safety and yours, our technicians will always wear approved personal protective gear to prevent the inhalation of mold spores during removal. We will take care when removing any affected structure so contaminated areas never come into contact with the rest of your building. We are Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration certified to properly clean all affected areas, including carpets. It is our goal to salvage as much of your existing property as possible while eliminating all traces of mold from the area.

    • Inspection: In the final phase of mold remediation, a mold assessment specialist will ensure the air quality of the contained area meets regulation. It is only then that we can begin removing the containment materials and clean up after our work.

    Removing mold from large areas of a home can be quite an extensive project if done properly, which is why it best to contact a mold removal professional. If you have a small amount of mold, it’s very important to act quickly so that you can prevent the need for a major mold removal operation.

    H2O Away can help you with your Tacoma mold removal project. Call us today at 253-331-2733.

  • Mold Removal Cost

    The Cost of Mold Remediation

    Discovering a mold problem in your Tacoma home or office is a source of great stress. Many property owners wait to address mold problems for fear the financial burden will be too heavy but ignoring or improperly treating a mold infestation could have costly implications in the future. At H2O Away, we can help you quickly identify and treat nearly any sized mold problem and help you pay as little out of pocket as possible, depending on your insurance coverage.

    How Do I Know if I Have Mold?

    With hundreds of thousands of mold species thriving, it's impossible to accurately identify mold and mildew types by sight alone. While hiring a professional mold testing firm is the best way to accurately diagnose mold and mildew types, there are many signs that indicate the presence of mold in your building.

    • • Signs of water problems.
    • • Respiratory symptoms such as a chronic cough, sneezing, nasal congestion, or a runny nose.
    • • Sore, irritated eyes.
    • • Skin rashes.
    • • Water stains.
    • • Musty odor.
    • • Visible presence of mold.

    If you notice any of these signs, call us immediately at 253-331-2733 to schedule an on-site mold evaluation.

    How Much Does Professional Mold Remediation Cost?

    The cost of mold removal will vary greatly depending on the type of mold and the size of the area affected. If you have a small amount of mold, the cost could be quite reasonable. On the other hand, if you have experienced a mold infestation throughout your whole home, the expense will be much higher.

    At H2O Away, we specialize in advanced mold remediation and have years of experience under our belt. While it may be tempting to attempt DIY mold removal, if you are dealing with toxic mold, you could subject yourself to even higher costs to treat potential health hazards.

    How H2O Away Can Help

    Many home insurance policies cover costs associated with mold removal. It’s recommended to check and make sure that you are covered in the event of mold, especially if you live in a flood zone. If you are covered, our team of experienced mold removal specialists can assist you with your insurance claims process to make sure the cost of remediation is manageable and all of the requirements for coverage are fulfilled.

    Our professional mold removal specialists follow the latest industry safety standards throughout the process while effectively removing mold and its spores from your home or building. We'll work hard to resolve the mold issue correctly the first time, saving you thousands of dollars in potential future problems if DIY methods failed.

    Call 253-331-2733 for help with Tacoma mold remediation.

  • How to Prevent Mold?

    How Do I Prevent Mold Growth?

    The best way to ensure that you don’t have a big mold problem is by preventing mold growth in the first place. Mold thrives on moisture, so the best way to prevent mold growth is to eliminate any moisture problem areas.

    Mold Prevention Tips

      • Properly ventilate areas where moisture is present, such as bathrooms, showers, kitchens, and laundry areas. Leave exhaust fans on after a shower or when the laundry is running. Ensure that the wet areas of your home are draining and drying up as designed.

    • Prevent water from gathering around your home’s foundation. Maintain proper drainage around your home with improvements like gutters, proper landscaping, retaining walls, french drains. Check these systems during the rain to make sure that everything is working as desired.

    • Repair any roof or pipe leaks immediately.

    • Ensure water is not entering through any windows and or doors.

    • Maintain properly functioning rain gutters.

    • Properly waterproof your basement. Basements are generally built below grade, which means that as water naturally moves through the ground it’s going to come into contact with your basement walls and floors at some point. Basements that are built with improper drainage, waterproofing or ventilation will suffer the consequences. Ensure that you install the waterproofing systems, drainage, membranes, vents, etc that your basement needs in order to maintain a comfortable and dry environment that won't harbor mold.

    • Maintain a proper level of humidity level in your home – 40% to 60%. Use a Fresh Air intake system, proper filtration, and well-maintained furnace and air handling equipment to keep the humidity in your home comfortable. If the humidity levels in your home rise too much, you may be creating a more inviting environment for mold to grow.

    What If You Have Mold?

    If you've seen visible signs of mold in your home or office building, you will want to contact a mold remediation specialist right away. Mold infestations can quickly spread and wreak havoc not only on the structure of your building but on the health of your family and guests. At H2O Away, our team has years of experience in mold remediation and removal and can help return your building to a safe, mold-free environment as quickly as possible.

    If you think you may have mold in your Tacoma home or office, call us today at 253-331-2733 to schedule an on-site estimate.

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For over a decade, the team at H2O Away has provided safe, effective mold removal services throughout the Tacoma area. We take pride in putting safety first and hold ourselves accountable to our customers and their needs. When you partner with us, you can rest easy with the knowledge that each of our mold technicians is properly certified through the Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration and is committed to provide timely, quality mold remediation for each of our customers. Your satisfaction is our number one priority and we will do everything in power to earn it.

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