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Will Mold Grow on Painted Drywall in Germantown Homes?

1/19/2022 (Permalink)

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How we manage active colonization helps Germantown homes return to their pre-mold damage state.

Certain materials can be catalysts to adverse circumstances. When mold and microbial growth occur, organic matter is a food source for these organisms. A common construction element sensitive to microbial damage is drywall, even painted. We work fast to prevent substantial harm to these popular building materials when remediation gets underway.

Conditions Necessary for Mold Development

Among the most efficient methods of focusing mold remediation in Germantown, homes understand the underlying cause of the microbial growth. When moist conditions persist, organic materials and contents can become a food source and hosting element for mold spores. Because remediation also includes repairs, we can use the knowledge gained in a mold inspection to streamline build-back.

The Sensitivity of Drywall and Sheetrock

As a high-porosity building material, drywall is highly susceptible to mold infestation and permanent damage. Much like water penetration, drywall can become unsalvageable after a short exposure window to active colonies. Fast cleaning and restoration include:

Partial or Complete Replacement

When drywall becomes damaged by the presence of mold and the spreading organism, it is often necessary to remove parts of panels to protect the rest of the wall system. In extreme cases, entire panels can be removed to prevent the spread of mold and microbial damage. With a contractor license, we can perform careful cuts, repairs, and replacements as necessary.

While certain surfaces seem less likely to support mold colonies than others, they threaten the entire household under the right conditions. Microbial growths are severe, so our SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown team should be contacted fast to help with effective mitigation. Do not hesitate to call today at (301) 963-8474.

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