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Our Professionals Can Save Your Gaithersburg Property From Mold

12/27/2019 (Permalink)

mold growing on wall SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown Serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster.

Remediating HVAC Mold Damage in Gaithersburg

Business owners all across the United States need to be aware of the effects mold can have on the quality of commercial spaces. Something as simple as delays in a maintenance schedule can lead to eventually having to deal with damages from mold in HVAC systems or elsewhere in your facility. While mold exists in some form in all buildings, remediation is necessary to maximize safety.

If your retail business requires commercial mold damage remediation in Gaithersburg, certified SERVPRO technicians are ready to work with you any time of the day or night to mitigate disaster. Your business might run on a nine-to-five schedule, but disasters do not, so technicians are always available, even during the holidays, to remove mold and restore your business to a pre-mold condition.

How Mold Proliferates in Businesses (And What You Can Do About It)
The most common ways that mold proliferates commercial spaces are through roof leaks, delayed or insufficient maintenance, a lack of ventilation for combustion appliances, and gutters or landscaping that direct water toward your building. There are numerous measures businesses can take to minimize the spread of mold in their buildings, including:

• Being mindful of condensation and wet spots in your building
• Keeping HVAC drip pans clean and unobstructed
• Properly venting moisture-generating appliances
• Maintaining 30% to 50% relative humidity in your building
• Performing regular building and HVAC inspections as scheduled

SERVPRO is Here to Help
This experienced team can tackle mold with a variety of methods. Removal techniques largely depend on the surface that the mold is on. Non-porous materials can generally be cleaned with ease. Porous materials, on the other hand, may need to be removed or otherwise discarded with the knowledge and consent of the business. The risk of mold proliferation posed by porous materials like drywall, carpeting, or fabrics is eliminated by removing contaminated materials.

Non-porous materials include glass, metals, and plastics, and can be cleaned to remove mold. Technicians can use HEPA vacuums or OSHA-approved, EPA-registered detergent solutions if dirt and other soils surround the mold. A combination of techniques may also be used. For example, a HEPA vacuum can loosen mold fragments, which can then be removed with agitating tools. Semi-porous materials like wood and concrete can be sanded or cleaned with damp cloths, wire brushes, and other abrasive tools.

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown Serves the community by being Faster to Any Size Disaster. You can call (301) 963-8474 24 hours a day, 7 days a week when a disaster occurs in your business.

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