Mold & Mildew Remediation Services for Properties on Oahu

Professional Mold Remediation Services

When your property suffers water damage, you may also find yourself needing to deal with mold and mildew remediation. Mold grows fast in wet and humid environments like Hawaii, so you have to act fast to prevent mold damage that can devalue your property, lead to costly repairs, and potentially make you ill. Whether you’re dealing with plumbing problems, water leaks, sewage backup, fire extinguishment, flood or other natural disasters, our professionals can restore your home, business or commercial property and life back to normal. Call our Hotline or Contact Us»

What is Mold?
Mold, sometimes referred to as mildew, is a living microorganism that grows in moist environments. When mold infests an environment, if left untreated, it will multiply and eventually damage structural elements of a building. Physical exposure to mold can lead to allergic reactions, respiratory problems, or other illnesses. For children, the elderly, and people with weak immune systems, exposure can be deadly. Additionally, there are many types of mold species, both indoor and outdoor varieties, each one presenting their own set of issues.
How Does Mold Become a Problem?
Mold can begin to grow on moist surfaces within 24 hours. It can grow in places where moisture is regularly present, such as a bathroom, or in places affected by water damage, such from a roof leak or flood. Mold can grow on wood, sheetrock, grout or any other material. Further, mold propagates by releasing microscopic spores which quickly contaminate adjacent areas. So if your property has experienced any kind of water damage, it’s vital to immediately address the threat of mold.
What are the Signs of Mold?

Wondering whether you might have a mold problem? Look for these signs:

  • Musty Odors: A persistent musty odor is often the first sign of mold.
  • Discoloration: Dark spots on walls or ceilings, or discoloration on tile grout.
  • Water Damage: Signs of unwanted moisture such as wet material, water spots, leaks, rust, warped wood, structural deteriorations, and bubbling or peeling paint.
  • Allergic Reactions: Exposure to mold can cause allergic reactions, such as asthma, sore eyes, itchy skin, nasal congestion, sneezing, coughing and sore throat. If you feel better when you leave the property and worse when you return, check for mold.

Certified Mold Remediation Services

You have needs. We have solutions. Our certified technicians provide the following repair and remediation services:

  • Finding and stopping the source of moisture caused mold to grow.
  • Sealing off mold-infested areas from the rest of your property to prevent further contamination.
  • Cleaning or removing and replacing mold-infested baseboards, sheetrock, carpeting, wood and other materials.
  • Applying antimicrobial treatments to prevent further growth.
  • Installing preventative measures such as humidity controls and proper ventilation.

How We Work

Our streamlined repair and remediation services will get your property and life back to normal again. Here’s how we do it:
  • Immediate Assistance: We handle emergencies 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so we can be on the scene when you need us.
  • Complete & Accurate Assessment: We inspect your property to diagnose and record mold damage and risks, then give you a thorough report.
  • No High-Pressure Tactics: We want you to feel confident you’re making the right decision for your property, so we won’t pressure you. Once the damage has been stopped, you can review your options and move forward when you’re ready.
  • Help with Insurance Claims: We will work with you and your insurance company to expedite a plan of action.

Got Questions?

HBM Restoration is Oahu’s best source for mold remediation services. Contact Us or call our Hotline.


Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take for mold to grow?
Mold is quick and can almost immediately grow after exposure to water damage, however it can take up to 24-48 hours to establish itself on any surface.
What does mold look like?
Mold can appear in various different colors including dark gray, green, or even black blotches on various surfaces. It’s often raised and textured, and is usually paired with a strong mildew-like odor.
Can you completely remove mold?
While there are many factors that contribute to the timeframe of the remediation of mold, two factors are the most important: the size of the mold infestation and the infestations’ location within the property. As such, estimates are given on a case-by-case basis which makes it even harder to pinpoint any given time frame. Unfortunately, because of the complexity and number of types of molds, it is neither possible nor necessary to eliminate the presence of all indoor fungal spores and fragments; however, the growth of mold indoors can and should be prevented and removed if present. That is the goal of HBMR along with the restoration of your property after removal to pre-damaged conditions.
Is mold dangerous?
Yes, mold can be dangerous and exposure to it can cause various health effects. While mold is a naturally occurring organism. High amounts of mold contamination can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms. It is especially more dangerous if a person has preexisting respiratory conditions or a compromised immune system. Reported symptoms for mold exposure include but are not limited to:

  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Eye irritation
  • Wheezing or difficulty breathing
  • Cough
  • Throat irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Headache

If you are experiencing two or more of these symptoms, please contact a physician to get treated immediately and contact HBM Restoration for a full inspection of your property and to assess whether or not mold remediation may be necessary.

How do I remove mold?
As mold is complex and can be dangerous without the proper equipment, we strongly advise not to attempt to remove mold by yourself and have a certified professional properly perform remediation services. You can contact our HBM Restoration team for more information on the process of mold remediation.
Can I stay on the property during mold remediation?
Whether or not you may stay on the property during mold remediation depends on the severity of the mold infestation present. In less severe cases, it may be possible to remain during the process of remediation. Our team will let you know what steps will need to be taken to ensure you, your family, or your work teams’ safety.