Washington, GA Mold Damage Remediation

Because of our placement in the Central Savannah River Area, homes and businesses throughout Washington and Wilkes County are susceptible to a higher humidity level that can penetrate exterior structural elements. Greater moisture content in the environment can often result in mold and microbial development within structures, especially in poorly ventilated areas or lack air circulation. Identifying these potential risks can reduce health effects for those exposed and allow professional remediators like our SERVPRO team to quickly remove active colonies and keep the property safer. 

Controlled Demolition After Mold Damage in Washington 

There is no single right way for remediation to work, although the process focuses most on removing active colonies throughout the damaged areas in a home. Our team works to preserve affected materials and structural elements in most situations, but this is not always possible. As general contractors, we also can oversee controlled demolition and later build back and reconstruction. Because both of these services are under one roof, there is no delay between restoration and reconstruction.

Neutralizing Harsh Mold Odors in Washington Homes  

One of the common characteristics of mold colonies is the emission of harsh, musty odors. Addressing these concerns might not seem like a pressing issue initially, but it is one of the final ways our professionals can make mold losses “Like it never even happened.” Deodorization fixates on using several specific tools, including foggers, ozone machines, and hydroxyl generators with HEPA filters.  

See 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

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 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 live and work in this community too; we might even be neighbors. As a locally owned and operated business, SERVPRO of Augusta South / Burke & Wilkes Counties is close by and ready to respond to your mold damage emergency. We are proud to be an active member of the Washington community and want to pitch in and help make our community the best it can be.

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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

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 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

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 Washington, 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

Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process. 

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

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 Washington, 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.