Germantown, MD Mold Damage Remediation
From high traffic areas like the Germantown Community Center or Holy Cross Germantown Hospital to the homes of our more than 91,000 residents, threats like mold growth are a persistent and continuous concern. From bodies of water like Gunners Lake to storm and water damage frequently impacting area properties, developing mold can be resolved with mitigative actions like:
- Attic mold removal
- Mold inspections
- Water removal services
- Antimicrobial cleaning
Can Containment Make Removal More Efficient?
One of the focal points of our remediation process is stopping the spread of active spores to new house areas. With plastic sheeting and negative pressure chambers in the house, containment makes remediation more efficient.
How Do Mold Specialists Remediate Damage in Germantown Homes?
Remediation is a term intended to describe any one of dozens of actions our professionals take to eliminate active mold colonization in residence. Mold inspections can help our team identify the most efficient mold removal tactic based on the impacted hosting material and the severity of the damage.
Is Odor Removal Possible After Mold Damage in Germantown Properties?
One of the only remaining obstacles for mold damage restoration and remediation after mold removal and controlled demolition is odor removal. Harsh smells often accompany colonization and can overwhelm confined spaces. We can help with deodorization practices like ULV foggers, hydroxyl generators, or air scrubbers.
For more on attic mold removal and mold remediation services, see our main page.
SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (301) 963-8474
Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Germantown 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:
- Gaithersburg, MD
- Germantown, MD
- Montgomery Village, MD
- Washington Grove, MD
- Oldetowne Gaithersburg, MD
- Washingtonian Center, MD
- Laytonsville, MD
- Stewart Town, MD
- Prathertown, MD
- North Potomac, MD
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We specialize in water and mold damage restoration, with advance training in restoration techniques and the experience and specialized equipment to quickly restore your property. Learn about our water damage 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
The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, 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 Germantown, 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
We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help 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
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Germantown, MD home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
In Germantown, MD, SERVPRO of Gaithersburg / Germantown is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (301) 963-8474 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.