Thomson, GA Mold Damage Remediation

Thomson is known as The Camellia City of the South, which is in part to the abundance of the colorful flower that we have throughout. One interesting fact about these plants is that they can only thrive with excessive groundwater and moist conditions, showing the typical humidity and moisture content area residents contend with regularly. Damp conditions inside a home can lead to mold growth in as little as 48 hours, making it vital to act quickly when you suspect microbial threats might exist. 

What Happens When Mold Gets Discovered in a Thomson Home? 

From the multiple schools we have in Thomson and surrounding McDuffie County to the thousands of single-family homes, many structures might deal with mold growth in their lifetime. Our SERVPRO remediation professionals can contain these occurrences to prevent the spread to other areas. Simultaneously, we set out to actively remove colonization and repair any damages caused by the migrating organism. The first step is knowing mold damage exists, and this could involve several actions, including: 

  • Air sampling
  • Environmental testing
  • Visual inspections
  • Harsh odor identification 

What Happens during Mold Remediation in Thomson? 

Remediation involves addressing the colonies specifically instead of the naturally occurring microbes that otherwise pose no threat when moist conditions no longer exist. Depending on the damage to hosting materials and the locations of colonies, the processes used to address growth varies considerably. These can include sanding, surface cleaning, and even controlled demolition. 

Check out our main mold remediation page for more information.  

SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (706) 843-1990

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Disaster

Mold spreads quickly, so a minor mold infestation can quickly escalate into a major problem. We’re dedicated to responding immediately when you contact us. A fast response lessens the damage, limits further damage, and reduces 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 Thomson residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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

The mold cleanup and restoration process begins when you call us. Our representative will ask a series of questions to help us determine the necessary equipment, resources, and personnel.

Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment

We carefully inspect your property for visible signs of mold. Mold feeds on cellulose and water and can be hidden from plain view. We use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.

Step 3: Mold Containment

To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Thomson, GA home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems 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

Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.

SERVPRO knows Mold

SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Thomson, GA. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (706) 843-1990 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.