Richmond County, GA Mold Damage Remediation
As one of the first counties in the Augusta, Georgia area Richmond County is home to thousands of people. The community's placement around water bodies that make up the Central Savannah River Area exposes all structures to higher humidity and moisture content. Battling moisture can often be a losing fight for many homeowners, especially when they do not recognize how impacted areas of their property has become. When you suspect mold might be growing in your house, you can rely on environmental testing and air sampling our mold hygienists can conduct to confirm.
How Does Mold Remediation Resolve Active Colonization in a Richmond County Home?
Remediation is one of the effective ways to manage and remove active colonies from your property. As leading remediators in Columbia County, our SERVPRO team has multiple approaches to remove the spreading organism. As mold contractors, we can offer repairs and reconstruction that can often be necessary when highly sensitive organic matter like drywall hosts colonies. This exposure to the organism can deteriorate the wall system component to the point of requiring removal and discarding to protect the rest of the house.
Air Quality and Deodorization After Mold Losses in Richmond County
The use of dual-purpose equipment like hydroxyl generators can resolve harsh odor concerns while simultaneously filtering the air to capture much of the higher spore concentration circulating. HEPA filtration can be one of the most effective approaches to stop the spread of active colonization.
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SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (706) 843-1990
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Fire Disaster
A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Richmond County residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Augusta, GA
- Richmond County, GA
- Thomson, GA
- Waynesboro, GA
- Hephzibah, GA
- Washington, GA
- Warrenton, GA
- Wrens, GA
- Burke County, GA
- Wilkes County, GA
- Louisville, GA
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
As water and mold damage specialists, we have the experience, the expertise, and the advanced training that enables us to get your property restored quickly and thoroughly. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (706) 843-1990
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties will use a variety of cleaning techniques and products to clean your furnishings and personal belongings. Since mold infestations also cause a persistent musty odor, our professionals are also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Richmond County, GA home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.
SERVPRO knows Mold
In Richmond County, GA, SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (706) 843-1990 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.