Gaithersburg, MD Mold Damage Remediation

Montgomery County homes and businesses deal with threats like flooding, water damage, and subsequent mold growth at any time of the year. From the Bohrer Park recreation area to complexes like the Kentlands Market Square and Lakeforest Mall, even large mold damage requires swift remediation. Our experienced technicians have several mitigative solutions, including: 

  • Attic mold removal
  • Black mold damage repairs
  • Water removal services
  • Odor removal
  • Controlled demolition

How Can Mold Spores Get Contained in Gaithersburg Residences?

One of the first things that our team must consider when remediating mold damage and microbial growth in households is the spread of mold spores and microbes. Wet conditions throughout a building can be hospitable to spreading organisms. With the installation of polypropylene sheeting and air scrubbing equipment, we can prevent spores from seeking new hosting materials.

Is Deodorization Needed During Mold Remediation? 

While there are multiple remediation solutions for affected materials, a large part of the recovery process is removing harsh odors. Our deodorization equipment can help in this venture, including thermal foggers and hydroxyl generators. 

Repairing Mold Damage in Gaithersburg Homes 

Mold can threaten occupants of a home, but these organisms can also be responsible for structural damages that require repairs and reconstruction. Instead of requiring customers to validate subcontractors, we have a general contractor license to help with these build-back needs.  

See more about our attic mold removal and odor elimination on our main page.

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (301) 963-8474

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins. 
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return. 
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

Faster to Any Size Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Gaithersburg community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2010, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.

The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:

Step 1: Emergency Contact - (301) 963-8474

We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mold Containment

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Gaithersburg, MD home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.

Step 7: Restoration

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Gaithersburg, MD. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (301) 963-8474 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.