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What Do Mold Remediators Do for My Gaithersburg Home?

5/11/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold Can Affect Your House’s Damp Areas, From The Basement To The Attic But Our SERVPRO Remediators Can Help Manage And Remove These Threats.

Why Do I Have Mold In My Home?

Storm damages, flooding, and mismanaged water disasters in your Gaithersburg home can all attribute to the appropriate conditions for mold and microbial threats to develop. With high moisture content in the house, spores can grow on damp surfaces within 48 hours. The presence of these organisms moving through the property can have a damaging effect on the structure and its occupants, especially considering that mold colonies have already begun to spread before they become apparent to homeowners and property management. Professional mold remediation companies, like our SERVPRO team, can offer efficient approaches for cleaning, deodorizing, and repairing after mold losses.

While you might find DIY approaches on the internet encouraging you to treat fungal growth on your own, there is no equal to professional mold remediation for Gaithersburg homes. Our advanced tools, products, and experienced personnel translate to a precise result for the entire present threat. Often DIY restoration and recovery options only address the surface layers of material but do little for these colonies in structural cavities beyond the face. Appreciating what to expect with mold remediation can ensure that you waste little time securing our professionals when discovering microbial growth.

Is Remediation the Same as Removal?

There are many companies in the area that claim to be mold removal specialists. Removing mold is a misleading conclusion for homeowners. Removing mold is not feasible (nor possible) or cost-efficient in any capacity, nor is it necessary for your household. Spores exist naturally in every environment and only become a threat when moist surfaces allow settling spores to root and grow. Occupants of your house get exposed to these mold spores daily, but they only become health effects to those exposed when colonization has begun. Remediation is not absolute removal of mold, as it seeks to:

  • Remove Active Colonization
  • Repair Damages to Structural Elements
  • Remove Lingering Effects like Odors

How Can Colonies Get Removed?

Colonies embedded in porous surfaces and other organic materials can become a threatening presence for your property. Remediation seeks to remove active colonization through several practices. These variances in approaches change based on the severity of the microbial threat for affected materials, the location of these damages, and the expense of restoring versus replacement. In some situations, it is more cost-efficient to remove and discard impacted structural elements than dry them and remove any fungal presence. The removal of mold colonies can happen in several stages or approaches, including:

  • Soda Blasting
  • Sandblasting
  • Sanding
  • Antimicrobial Surface Cleaning
  • Controlled Demolition

How Can Harsh Musty Odors Get Removed?

One of the secondary effects of mold presence in your home is the lingering musty odor that must also get addressed when remediators like our SERVPRO team get to work. Colonies emit overwhelming scents that can impact the entire immediate environment around the mold growth and damage porous materials and contents. Much like the spores that can travel pathways like the HVAC ductwork, odors can migrate to otherwise unaffected areas of the house and become trapped in carpeting, drywall, and other sensitive materials. Removing and neutralizing odors involves multiple deodorization tools and products that vary based on where odor removal is needed and the severity. Several potential mechanisms for this process include:

  • ULV Foggers
  • Thermal Foggers
  • Hydroxyl Generators
  • Ozone Machines
  • Air Scrubbers

What Makes SERVPRO a Wise Choice for Mold Remediation?

Remediation is an intricate process that must get performed to a thorough extent in affected properties, or the organisms continue to spread and impact materials and occupants. Our SERVPRO team values the education and development of our Applied Microbial Remediation Technicians (AMRT) on our roster. It encourages continued education, training, and experience in this niche. We can provide a fast and knowledgeable response to give our customers fast, satisfactory results when discovering mold growing.

The presence of mold in your house can be an alarming discovery and one that should have homeowners working quickly to secure professional remediation like our SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown team can provide. We have experience and leading equipment to remove active colonization, restore the damage to the structure, and repair the house as needed. Give us a call today at (301) 963-8474.

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