Santa Ana, CA Mold Damage Remediation

With Santa Ana being among the largest cities in Orange County with more than 330,000 residents, threats like mold damage happen frequently. While typically arid, even environmental conditions of the winter months can elevate the possibilities of mold development in the Los Angeles Metropolitan area.  

Is Containment Able to Protect Santa Ana Residences? 

One of the ways to make remediation work more efficient and focused is to begin mitigating the damage to the property with containment strategies. Physical barriers increase the effectiveness of drying and cleaning approaches. Containment also keeps active mold spores from finding new host materials elsewhere on the property. 

Which Mold Removal Process Works Best for Damaged Properties? 

It is essential for our professionals to choose the best remediation approach based on the damage location and the condition of hosting materials. Because these factors can vary considerably, several mold removal techniques are utilized on each remediation job, including:  

  • Mold removal products
  • Surface cleaning
  • Soda blasting
  • Sanding
  • Controlled demolition
  • Black mold damage repairs

Neutralizing Mold Malodors in Santa Ana Homes 

One of the telling signs of active mold growth is a harsh malodor overtaking the affected areas of a home. Some of the remediation processes can help remove this threat, though more direct measures are often necessary to overcome it completely. We have powerful counteractants and deodorization tools and products to help. 

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SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (714) 558-7772

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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Santa Ana 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 2000, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We proudly serve Santa Ana, CA, and surrounding areas.

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 - (714) 558-7772

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 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 Santa Ana, 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

SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North 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

Here at SERVPRO of Santa Ana South | SERVPRO of Santa Ana North we understand what it takes to properly remediate a mold situation in Santa Ana, 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 (714) 558-7772 and we will be on our way to help.