Mold is a natural presence that is beneficial to the environment, but its presence indoors can be a major issue. It often appears indoors when there is water damage or a moisture issue because the spores need a source of moisture to survive. Mold growth has the ability to spread by dispersing its spores which can result in widespread property damage if it is not quickly contained and removed. The longer mold is left to grow and spread in your home, the more likely it is to trigger adverse health reactions as well. ServiceMaster of Baltimore provides mold remediation services in Baltimore, MD to locate and remove mold growth from homes and businesses. Our technicians are IICRC certified in mold abatement and we use advanced remediation techniques to ensure that your property is free of mold growth.
Issues with Mold Growth
The most obvious issue with mold is the physical damage it causes to the affected surfaces. Organic materials found in building materials like drywall, sheetrock, and wood provide mold with a food source which is why it can be so destructive. Mold growth causes discoloration, swelling, and eventually deterioration of the affected surfaces that can lead to structural issues. Extensive mold growth can cause irreversible damage and leave a lingering, musty odor.
The potential health effects are the less obvious issue with mold growth, but still a major cause for concern. Breathing in the mold spores can trigger allergic reactions such as coughing, nasal congestion, skin irritation, headaches, and itchy eyes or throat. If someone is exposed to mold spores for an extended period, they may suffer much worse health effects including asthma or respiratory infections. Addressing mold issues on your property quickly gives you the best chance of avoiding related health effects.
Trusted Mold Removal
At ServiceMaster of Baltimore, we are committed to completely removing mold from your home or building with the latest techniques and equipment. Our technicians will immediately contain the mold growth and work with an industrial hygienist to ensure that we locate all hidden mold. Once the mold is removed, we will restore or remove the damaged materials and once again test to make sure all mold has been completely removed. We will also work with your insurance company to help with the claims process.
Mold is always a serious problem if it gets in your home or building, even if there is only a small amount. Mold growth has the potential to spread very quickly and gradually cause serious property damage that could lead to expensive repairs. Make sure you contact ServiceMaster of Baltimore immediately if there is a mold issue in your home or business in Baltimore, MD. We are available 24 hours a day at (410) 690-7508 to take your call.