Mold isn’t a fun topic. But things out of our control happen in life that must be dealt with, such as water damage and mold, especially in the wet Seattle weather. And our homes are our biggest asset.
Since we have to live in our homes, we want workers to care about details that we would and fix it so that we can go on with our lives and not have to worry about the future.
Benjamin Surdi is passionate about helping homeowners who might be health-challenged from mold find ways to not only fix the issue within their home that might be making them sick, but also proactively deal with the future.
That includes fine-tuned details such as something as simple as a water alarm and bringing it as part of the remediation project, so the homeowner feels like they are being taken care of.
While many mold remediation companies are faceless and impersonal, the PureDry® Restoration and their mold remediation department, not only assures the homeowner faced with what feels like a daunting task, with the actual words, “We’ll take care of you,” and a kind smile, but they answer every question and address detailed issues you might have.
The smiles and feeling of reassurance is across the board – with workers greeting you with a smile and helping you address your concerns.
The company uses environmentally-friendly anti-microbial products that will attack the mold.
Unlike some mold remediation companies, which just take apart moldy areas, PureDry® Restoration will also rebuild these places where water damage occurs, such as when there’s water damage below the sink, so there’s a seamless process from removal, to antimicrobial application, to rebuilding the area below the sink.
There is a comfort to the homeowner in being able to have one company and the same people work on this one task, rather than hiring a company to remove and another contractor to rebuild.
Most of all, the worry that mold will come back will be alleviated with their solution ideas.
And PureDry® Restoration also offer proactive preventative measures, such as encapsulating a crawl space, which may be a commitment cost-wise, but it does alleviate future worry of mold so people can get on with their lives and not worry about chronic health issues due to mold.
AT PUREDRY®, OUR TEAM OF CERTIFIED EXPERTS ARE HERE TO HELP YOU THROUGH THE TOUGHEST TIMES IN YOUR LIFE.
We know this is a stressful time, and it is our mission to provide the best customer service experience, be on-time, and to assist our clients through the entire insurance claims process to ensure their homes are left clean, healthy & restored.
Call Us Now: 425-243-2979
Find mold before it becomes a major mold problem
Mold is dangerous. It reproduces quickly, and once mold spores get into the air, they can be difficult to remove. Knowing this makes it quite disheartening when a homeowner finds a mold problem in the home they live in.
Discovering that you have mold within your home can cause you to feel a strange gamut of emotions. You might initially feel disgusted, frustrated or you may even feel a sense of being overwhelmed.
Placing your home up for sale might be the first thing that pops into your mind, but that should be a last resort.
Having a mold problem does not mean that you cannot get your house back.
However, it does mean that you must take immediate action. Many people actually live in a home with mold and never realize it is there.
They ignore the warning signs until the problem reaches a point where the mold is taking over and affecting their health.
If you can find mold BEFORE it becomes a major problem, the remediation process will be substantially cheaper and easier to complete. There are warning signs that can alert homeowners to a potential problem. If you notice any of these warning signs, take the necessary actions to inspect and remediate.
Warning Signs of a Mold Problem:
It is so important to be aware of what the signs are that you may be sharing your home with more than just your family.
Signs that you may have mold include (but are not limited to):
A strange odor
Mold has a pungent smell. When it is confined to one area of your home, you may notice an unpleasant odor when you are in that area.
Mold can sometimes live within the walls or behind wallpaper, and so you might not immediately associate the smell with a mold problem.
If you do notice an unusual persistent odor in your home, the culprit may be mold.
The best way to determine if the smell is coming from a mold is to hire a certified mold inspector to come by and check it out.
He will be able to run tests to determine if you have a mold problem in your home.
The appearance of mold
In your shower stall or bathtub, it is easy to distinguish normal soap scum from mold. However, in the basement or cellar, you may have to investigate a little further to find the mold.
Mold will take hold of damp areas, so if you have a wall or floor where dampness collects, mold could very well be there as well.
It can hide in corners or dark areas all over your home. Virtually no area is immune especially in our wet Seattle weather.
While not all mold can be easily seen, a quick inspection of your home may alert you to visible signs that you have a mold problem.
Schedule periodic visual inspections of your house – especially in susceptible areas and during susceptible times of the year. The quicker a mold problem can be identified, the better for everyone involved.
A known moisture source
If your house recently flooded, your roof recently developed a leak or you know you have a source of water ingress into your home, then you know you have a potential for a future mold problem.
Even if you aren’t sure what the source of moisture is, once you discover that you have moisture, you should take this as a warning sign of a future potential mold problem.
Identifying and fixing the moisture source is key to preventing or stopping the growth of mold in your home.
Because mold is not always visible, it can be difficult realizing that you do indeed have a mold problem.
If you feel listless, congested and experience watering eyes while in your home, these can all be signs of the presence of mold.
It is not uncommon for a person who lives in a home that has mold to feel better while at work or out shopping. Their health problems begin the moment they step through their front door. Mold can often be the cause of this.
Be cognizant of your symptoms. What do you feel? When do the symptoms get worse? Are others around you feeling something similar? Can you narrow it down?
If you do suspect that you may have a mold problem, you’ll need to put on your investigator hat and get to work right away.
Mold can become a serious issue very quickly especially in this wet damp client of Seattle so you won’t want to waste any time.
Check all moist areas of your home first (think basement, attic and other areas you do not frequently visit). Check baseboards and ceilings of your home in addition to walls.
Pay special attention to windows, doors and other seals to the outside. Walk the outer perimeter of your home checking for signs of water intrusion. If it is safe to do so, inspect your roof.
If that doesn’t turn up any visible mold, consider calling in a professional to perform a thorough inspection of your entire home. A professional inspection will bring peace of mind as well. Mold can be a sneaky beast.
One of the questions that may pop into your head when you suspect mold is whether you need to get out right away.
Mold can be quite dangerous to your health. If you know you have a mold problem, it can be difficult to stay in a home where the mold is causing an odor or is visible.
While a small amount of mold will most likely not cause any health concerns, you should always do what makes you most comfortable. Putting your family and yourself in jeopardy isn’t an option.
If you do suffer from allergies or someone in the home is showing symptoms of mold illness or allergy, it might be wise to find a temporary place to stay until the mold problem is addressed.
If you are in doubt, ask your mold remediation professional whether or not you should vacate the home until the mold problem is fully remediated.
Many people choose to stay with friends or family or stay temporarily in a hotel while the mold is remediated.
The most important takeaway is that once you suspect a potential mold problem (no matter how small), you do something about it and take action right away.
Ignoring the warning signs that you may have mold only prolongs the problems you will experience.
Be aggressive in locating the source of the mold and addressing it.
After all, nothing is more important than your health and the health of your family. Mold can become a serious issue very quickly if left untreated.
We at PureDry® have 18 years experience of helping businesses get back on their feet quickly by using our specialized mold remediation and disinfecting processes.
In fact, our state of the art mold remediation equipment incorporates sanitizing treatments and air purification, thereby allowing us to clean damaged properties faster and safer than our competitors.
This increases the chances of restoring a property, rather than demolishing!
PureDry® Restoration performs emergency water mitigation, mold, and dry out services from commercial and residential property owners in northwest Washington State.
We are a locally owned and operated company, and we believe that your satisfaction is our reputation. All of our technicians are highly trained and experienced in water mitigation, mold, and dry out.
We use state of the art equipment and techniques to achieve top notch results for our customers.
MEET THE OWNER
Hi, my name is Benjamin Surdi and I am the President of PureDry™ Restoration services.
Our focus is to not only dry your home or business, but to do it quickly, safely and thoroughly.
We use special systems and procedures to sanitize your home after each job we complete so that there is no residual odors or indoor air quality concerns.
We look forward to helping you during this time in your life.
Know you can count on PureDry Restoration from start to finish to take care of you and your home.
You can trust you have hired the best restoration company in Seattle!