Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Unattended slow leaks cause mold!

2/2/2022 (Permalink)

Microbial growth on a ceiling Need mold remediation services? Give us a call!

During the winter season, we see a lot of broken pipes caused by the very low temperature. Unfortunately, this is a common loss during the winter season. If not mitigated in a timely manner, this damage has the potential to cause secondary damages to your home, like mold. Mold originates from moisture, and it does not just go away, in fact, it continues to grow. Microbial growth/mold may cause health effects. If you see spots like the ones in the picture, give us a call! 

 Our process consists of removing the affected areas, treating with antimicrobial, and setting the proper equipment. We will then recommend that you have the source of the moisture repaired by a plumber, in this scenario we are supposing it is a broken pipe. Once the pipe has been repaired we can come back and repair the areas removed like drywall,  insulation, and paint. We also recommend a duct cleaning, just to reassure that mold spores are not traveling through your home via the HVAC/duct system, we can also perform this for you. 

 If you suspect microbial growth, please give us a call at (301)933-2425. We will gladly come out and put together a remediation plan for you! Remember that your local SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus is always here to help and make it “Like it never even happened.”

Mold? Where!

8/2/2018 (Permalink)

Did you know that mold can spread through a home in as little as 48 hours?

Mold spores are all around us! Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which just isn’t true. Unfortunately it is impossible to remove all mold from your home/business, however our mold remediation services can reduce the spore count back to its Natural state.

Here are some tips to help you defend your Home/Business from mold.

  • Keep the humidity between 30-60 percent in your home.
  • Provide the proper drainage away from building foundations.
  • Regularly inspect plumbing and appliances for leaks.
  • Keep gutters and drains clear from debris.
  • Inspect roof, windows, and other areas where water might enter the building/home and perform necessary maintenance.
  • Respond to all water intrusions immediately.
  • Contact SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus for assistance after a water damage or if you discover mold.

Keep in mind that Prompt mitigation is vital to avoid mold growth which can be visible in as little as 48 hours. Protect your home/business from mold!

Call our highly trained team at SERVPRO of Poolesville/Clarksburg/Damascus to inspect your home/business today!

Mold Problem?

9/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Clean Up

Mold Damage can be devastating. Once any sign of mold in home or office spaces becomes apparent, people should always reach out to SERVPRO.

After all, unchecked mold growth can ruin a structure:

Your structure can experience substantial dry rot, mold growth behind walls and other damage.
Office spaces may need to be vacated for significant repairs due to commercial mold damage.
Resale values can decline from commercial mold damage and mold in home spaces.

Mold growth behind wall studs can warp walls. Lingering, foul smells can make extensive deodorization necessary.

How to Know When a Home or Business Is at Risk of Mold Damage?

Due to mold's makeup, it can exist insignificantly in many places. As a result, most indoor spaces contain some mold. For structural integrity, owners and lessees must not allow mold growth to proliferate.

People sometimes confuse mildew with mold. Mildew is a fungus that likes flat surfaces. Often, folks can simply wipe away mildew. Though it is also a fungus, mold growth is very different from mildew.

Here are a few things to look out for if you are suspecting mold growth:

Smelly odors
Discoloration on walls, floors or ceilings
Water damage
Damp areas
Cracks in any surface in your structure
Dry rot

SERVPRO Professionals can provide

Mold removal
Mold fungus mitigation
Mold remediation
Deodorization of smelly odors
Removal of dry rot
Expert handling of black mold
Termination of mold growth behind walls

Mold removal services can turn dry rot, smelly odors and other warning signs into memories.

Importantly, total mold removal is an impossible goal. Mold is tiny and abundant, so mold remediation experts carefully cleanse problem areas and help people take steps to prevent the return of mold growth behind wall segments, beneath floor pieces and across ceilings.

Call our professional team for an estimate if you suspect mold growth in your structure.