Mold Related Info
Mold is fine for cheese, but not for your home. It’s a natural occurrence anytime there’s excess moisture and once it starts growing, it won’t stop until it has been completely removed. The only way to keep it from coming back is to find and repair the source of the moisture. If you have a mold containment problem in your home, call the certified professionals at ServiceMaster NCR. We provide mold remediation services in the Bethesda, MD area and have the training to remove mold from residential and commercial buildings. We’ll make sure the mold is completely gone, and we’ll repair the source of the moisture so it won’t be back.
Mold Remediation in Bethesda, MD
Mold growth isn’t just a cosmetic issue; it will eat away at building materials like drywall, insulation and wood. Eventually these materials can collapse. Mold also causes health issues like breathing problems, eye and skin irritations, stuffy noses and even respiratory infections. That’s why we quickly contain the mold to the area(s) already affected and our technicians use personal protection equipment (PPE). Safety is of the utmost importance at ServiceMaster NCR.
Our professionals use the Instascope testing system to accurately assess the mold levels in your home, find hidden growth, and locate the levels with the worst contamination. The three step process includes:
- Measuring the mold levels outside to obtain baseline levels;
- Measuring mold levels in every area of the home;
- Recalibrating in rooms with elevated levels to locate hidden growth.
After we assess the mold levels, we begin the remediation process, which includes removing the mold and restoring any affected surfaces. We use only the most advanced equipment and products, ensuring that all mold growth is completely removed. We’ll make sure it doesn’t return by repairing the original source of the moisture. Our remediation process includes:
- Assessment of the contamination;
- Environmental controls;
- Restorative drying;
- Microbial remediation;
- Pack-out and storage.
Mold Damage Tips
Mold growth generally appears when a home or building is affected by excess moisture such as condensation or if there is significant water damage. Moisture is the main trigger for mold growth and the most effective way to prevent mold is to remove excess water and react quickly to water damage. If there is moisture or condensation on your walls, ceilings, or other surfaces of your home, wipe it off before it leads to mold or other damage. Finding and fixing the source of the moisture will help prevent further issues with excess moisture or mold.
The worst part about dealing with mold is the serious health effects that are caused by exposure. Those who are exposed to the mold spores may develop allergic reactions including skin irritation, coughing, itchy eyes and throat, and nasal congestion while long term exposure can cause respiratory infections and other serious issues. Even if you don’t find mold in your home, the World Health Organization advises that you still be cautious because water damaged buildings (WDB) are always likely to have contaminants such as fungus, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bacteria, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes that can be dangerous to your health.
It is possible to remove minor amounts of mold effectively with a solution of water and a mild detergent, but most cases of mold should be removed by professionals. At ServiceMaster NCR, our professionals are trained and experienced to provide quality mold remediation services and we use the most effective methods and equipment of the industry to test for hidden mold and ensure that your home or building is mold free. Make sure you call us right away for mold remediation in Bethesda, MD.
Mold remediation must be performed by trained experts, so if you find any in your home, call ServiceMaster NCR at (703) 596-3171. Our specialists are standing by 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, whenever you need us. We stop the mold and keep it from coming back.
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