Mt Airy, MD Mold Damage Remediation

Humidity can be a considerable concern for many homes throughout the Four County area surrounding Mt. Airy. From the thousands of homes that could become damaged by mold to protected properties in the Mt. Airy Historic District, we work quickly to help overcome mold damages. 

Do Mold Specialists Do Inspections for Mt Airy Properties? 

As leading remediation professionals for Frederick County, we understand the importance of forming a sound restoration and remediation strategy. Mold inspections by our SERVPRO team showcase where mold removal tactics are necessary and the damage that is spreading organisms caused the property. 

Mold Remediation Strategies for Mt Airy Structures

It can be a challenge to choose the best remediation strategy in damaged homes. Certain materials impacted by spreading mold organisms are easier to clean and restore than others, relying more on surface treatment techniques. We also have more aggressive cleaning options to reduce any challenges with: 

  • Attic mold removal
  • Controlled demolition
  • Containment
  • Damage repairs 
  • Odor removal 

Are Repairs Needed After Mt Airy Home Mold Remediation?

Repairs can be an expected need for homes and businesses after mold damage and microbial threats. The presence of active colonization can be destructive to host materials, but the water damage that facilitates mold growth can be equally threatening to structural elements. We have a general contractor license to help with build-back and repairs.  

For more on attic mold removal and mold remediation services, see our main page.

SERVPRO of Frederick County

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (301) 662-1747

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

We live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Frederick County is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Mt Airy community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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) 662-1747

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 determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources. 

Step 3: Mold Containment

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off 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

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 Frederick County has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Mt Airy, 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) 662-1747 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.