Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Damage Repair in Frederick Calls for SERVPRO’s Help

8/27/2023 (Permalink)

mold growing on the wall next to an electrical outlet Mold damage is hard to deal with on your own. Contact SERVPRO 24/7 for certified professionals and equipment to help you.

Trust Experts for Mold Damage Repair in Your Frederick Home

Outdoors, molds play a role in nature as they break down dead, organic matter like dead trees and fallen leaves. However, indoor mold growth is something to avoid. These microorganisms reproduce by broadcasting minute spores and circulate through indoor and outdoor air.

Mold can grow indoors when the spores land on wet or damp surfaces. Mold damage repair in Frederick homes involves controlling mold growth. SERVPRO® can help you to clean up the mold and repair the water problem.

Mold ruins the structures and contents it grows on. It causes more damage the longer it grows. When remediating mold, our SERVPRO team can construct containment that serves the following safety purposes:

  • Preventing contaminants from getting into uncontaminated areas.
  • Managing airflow from clean to contaminated surfaces. 
  • Protecting building workers and occupants from fungi exposure

We can use different methods to keep contaminants from spreading. The American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) defines the three degrees of isolation:

  • Full-scale containment.
  • Mini or local containment.
  • Source containment.

For minimal contamination, our SERVPRO team can use source containment. We use mini or local containment for moderate contamination and full-scale containment for severe contamination.

Before performing remediation, we remove the non-contaminated and contaminated contents from affected areas. We can thoroughly clean contaminated contents using suitable methods to prevent mold spore reservoirs from returning to the remediated space. We consider the types of materials present in the affected area to remediate the mold effectively. For instance, if mold is present on porous materials like wallpaper, ceiling tiles, carpets, and drywall, our SERVPRO technicians can remove and discard them since we cannot clean them effectively.

If the surface of porous materials is contaminated with mold spores or dust but does not have mold growth, we can decontaminate it with HEPA vacuuming if dry. If such materials are damp, we can clean them professionally. If the materials have been wet for extended periods, we can discard them to keep mold from spreading further. 

SERVPRO of Frederick County is ready to handle the mold damage in your home. Contact us anytime at (301) 691-4683.