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
- 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
- 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) 662-1747
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
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Frederick County is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Mt Airy residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Frederick, MD
- Mt Airy, MD
- Brunswick, MD
- Middletown, MD
- Thurmont, MD
- Woodsboro, MD
- Urbana, MD
- Ijamsville, MD
- Dickerson, MD
- Union Bridge, MD
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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) 662-1747
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 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
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 Mt Airy, 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
The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.
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 Mt Airy, 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
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.