Mold Related Info
Mold is an unwelcome visitor after a flood or leak. It’s more than just another mess to clean; left unchecked, mold will continue to grow and infest your home, destroying the building materials and causing allergic and respiratory problems for everyone. It will grow anywhere it has access to moisture and organic food sources like cellulose, which is found in abundance throughout the home in building materials like drywall and wood. ServiceMaster NCR provides complete mold removal services for the Bethesda, MD area.
Our mold removal services include:
- Complete evaluation of mold growth;
- Environmental engineering controls;
- Microbial Remediation;
- Content drying and pack out, if necessary.
We use the Trifect mold removal system to find all hidden mold in the most effective, cost efficient way. It eliminates the need to remove and replace drywall, saving you time and money. The InstaScope testing system allows our professionals to test every room to look for mold in even the tiniest places. We start by testing the levels outside the home to get a baseline. Then we check the levels in each room and compare them to the baseline. If any mold is located, we remove it using the Trifect mold removal system. The three step process includes:
- Surface application of decontaminant;
- Submicron aerosol decontamination to reach hidden mold;
- InstaScope verification to ensure all mold has been removed.
Not only is the Trifect system effective, it costs up to 50% less that some traditional methods that are more invasive.
Mold Damage Tips
The appearance of mold is almost always the result of excess water or moisture as mold thrives in environments that provide it with a moisture source and food source. This means that to prevent mold, you must keep the moisture level under control and immediately address any water damage or issues with excess water. Look for water or condensation on surfaces throughout your home and wipe these surfaces down to help prevent mold growth. It is also necessary to fix the source of the moisture or the problem will continue to happen.
Mold growth not only causes widespread property damage, but it is also detrimental to your health. It is common to experience allergic reactions such as itchy eyes and throat, nasal congestion, coughing, skin irritation, and others when exposed to mold. More serious issues like asthma and respiratory infections may develop with exposure over a longer period. The World Health Organization reminds us that dangerous contaminants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), bacteria, fungus, mycobacteria, and actinomycetes may be present in any water damaged building (WDB) so you should always take caution.
You may be tempted to try and remove mold growth yourself, but unless it covers a very small area, mold growth should be removed by licensed professionals. With the innovative Trifect mold removal method and InstaScope testing system, ServiceMaster NCR will uncover all hidden mold growth and make sure it is removed completely. If there is a mold issue in your home or business in Bethesda, MD, don’t hesitate to call us for reliable mold removal.
Call ServiceMaster NCR at (703) 596-3171 24 hours a day, 7 days a week if you find mold in your home. We’ll respond quickly to contain the spread of the mold and start the decontamination process.
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