Mold Related Info
A home or building can experience mold growth at just about any time and once it starts, it can cause widespread problems including property damage and negative health effects. The removal of mold, fungi, and bacteria requires trained and experienced personnel as well as the services of an industrial hygienist to determine the magnitude of the problem and how to best remove the growth. ServiceMaster NCR provides professional mold remediation services that include testing as well as removal for homes and businesses in Ft. Washington, MD. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced to provide complete mold removal services.
ServiceMaster Mold Removal Services in Ft. Washington, MD
Excess moisture or water damage is one of the main causes of mold growth as mold spores just need a moisture source, as well as an organic food source, to start growing. Mold can spread easily through a building once it starts growing and if it is not removed, it can cause significant damage to the surfaces it has affected. Mold exposure can also cause a variety of health issues including allergies and respiratory infection over long periods of time. Our technicians will contain and remove the mold growth using the most advanced cleaning equipment and products available and we use personal protective equipment (PPE) to keep our technicians safe. You can expect the following from our mold remediation services:
- Mold contamination assessment
- Environmental engineering controls
- Restorative drying
- Mold remediation
- Pack-out and storage
Mold Damage Tips
Moisture is the biggest trigger of mold growth in homes and buildings which makes it important to keep the moisture at an acceptable level. Check walls and other surfaces of your home for condensation or leaks and clean these surfaces with water and detergent if they are affected by moisture or starting to show signs of mold growth. Removing the moisture from wet surfaces is not enough, you must figure out the source of the moisture and take care of the issue or you will continue to have problems with mold growth.
Mold doesn’t just cause property damage in your home, it causes a range of health issues as well in those exposed to the spores. The most common allergic reactions caused by mold exposure include coughing, stuffy or runny nose, itchy eyes and throat, skin irritation, and wheezing. If someone is exposed to mold for an extended period, they could experience more serious health effects such as breathing problems, fever, and respiratory infections. Even if there is no visible mold growth in your home, the World Health Organization warns that there could still be contamination in water damaged buildings (WDB) from bacteria, fungus, mycobacteria, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), actinomycetes, and other harmful toxins.
Mold remediation must be done by certified professionals who are trained and equipped to effectively remove mold while minimizing the potential health effects. The mold removal experts of ServiceMaster NCR use innovative mold remediation methods and accurate testing to ensure that all mold growth is uncovered and removed. Give us a call once you notice mold in your home or building in Ft. Washington, MD because ignoring it will allow it to spread further and cause more damage.
Mold Testing and Evaluation
Effective mold remediation services require accurate testing to locate hidden mold and test the air for the level of contamination. We use the InstaScope airborne mold assessment system to measure the airborne levels of mold in each room to determine which rooms do not need treatment, which rooms may need mitigation cleaning due to elevated levels, and which areas have an active mold source and require immediate remediation.
If there is visible mold growing in your home or building in Ft. Washington, MD or you notice signs of hidden mold growth, contact ServiceMaster NCR immediately for mold remediation services. We use the best cleaning equipment and products of the industry to completely remove all mold growth and our InstaScope testing system allows us to test for mold levels to ensure it has been completely removed. You can call us 24 hours a day at (703) 596-3171 for mold removal services in Ft. Washington, MD.
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