Recent Mold Remediation Posts

Mold Damage in Elkton

4/8/2022 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Cecil County visited a local home in Elkton after the homeowner discovered mold along the framework of their windows.  After our professionals had removed some of the drywall in those areas, we also discovered that the wood on the ceiling was saturated.

Our mold remediation team used our HEPA Vac, air scrubbers and dehumidifier in the affected areas, removed all damaged drywall and dried all of the areas until the structure was dry and the moisture mitigated.

SERVPRO of Cecil County practices several preventative measures to ensure that a home is fully safe and healthy for those who enter.  In addition to our equipment, we place a containment barrier between the affected areas and the rest of the home on every mold remediation project.  This ensures that mold or airborne contaminants do not enter unaffected portions of a property.

To ensure that any mold is remediated, we also apply our environmentally friendly anti-microbial cleaning agent to the damaged areas.  SERVPRO of Cecil County is happy to assist our Elkton community with their mold damage needs, no matter how large or small!

The Mold Remediation Process

8/18/2021 (Permalink)

When mold is present in your Elkton home or business, it can potentially affect your health and cause significant damage to the structure.  SERVPRO of Cecil County has the knowledge, expertise and advanced equipment needed to handle any size mold issue.

When one of our highly trained Production Managers visits your Elkton property, you will be asked a series of questions in order for us to determine the proper actions to take for your unique mold situation.  We will thoroughly inspect the affected areas to discover all signs of mold, potential hidden water sources or issues that can prevent further damage.

Various procedures will be used during the Mold Remediation process including setting containment and utilizing various equipment to prevent the further spread of mold spores in the space.  Our air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums are two such pieces of equipment that we utilize in order to do so.  Our anti-fungal and anti-microbial cleaning treatments are also designed to fully remove all signs of mold and prevent future growth.

The Mold Remediation process is unique to each situation and often involves additional services including the removal of drywall or other structural components where mold may have formed, content cleaning for affected items, and odor removal and deodorization techniques.

Regardless of your level of Mold Remediation necessary, SERVPRO of Cecil County can assist you and help to lessen the stress of the situation.  Our IICRC-trained team is always prepared to handle your mold damage event!

Mold Growth in Earleville

11/21/2019 (Permalink)

This mold growth was found in a home in Earleville after they experienced water damage.  The homeowner’s air conditioning unit in the upstairs bedroom had previously leaked down the drywall down into the first floor and basement.  Once the service was complete, the drywall was removed in order to be replaced.  While doing this, a significant amount of mold growth was found.  SERVPRO of Cecil County received the call to perform mold remediation for this property, and we were happy to get started immediately.

Our mold remediation professionals contained the affected areas in order to prevent the spread of the mold.  We then used our specialized filtration equipment in order to capture any signs of mold spores in the air.  Our antifungal and antimicrobial treatments eliminated other signs of mold as well as prevented new mold spores from forming.  Our team then cleaned and disinfected the affected areas in addition to removing any odors caused by the mold growth.

The home was back to normal, and the homeowner couldn’t have been happier with our service!  We are thrilled that he was satisfied with our work, and we hope to do the same for all of our local home and business owners.  If you experience mold damage, SERVPRO of Cecil County is ready at a moment’s notice to help restore the property for you.  We offer 24/7 emergency service for our local community.

Mold Remediation for a Local Organization

7/1/2019 (Permalink)

When a local organization called us about a mold infestation in one of the apartment units they manage, SERVPRO of Cecil County was prepared to help.  After tearing up the floors for renovations, the owner of the property had discovered that mold had formed underneath.  She was concerned and called our team for immediate remediation.

Our crew visited the property right away in order to assess the damages and start restoring the property without delay.  We successfully removed all signs of mold growth and properly cleaned the affected areas in order to make the space like brand new.

The organization was extremely satisfied with our hard-working crew and how quickly we had restored the space.  At SERVPRO of Cecil County, we understand how critical it is for disasters like this to be restored quickly in order to maintain a successful business.  We were thrilled that we were able to help!

Preventing Summer Mold Growth

5/28/2019 (Permalink)

During the warmer months ahead, mold growth is a common problem among many homeowners.  However, there are preventative measures you can take this summer in order to stop a mold infestation before it starts.

  • Inspect your home for moisture.  In order to limit the amount of moisture in your home, regularly wipe down the interior of your property as well as run fans or a dehumidifier if needed.
  • Allow the air to circulate throughout your home using open vents and fans.  This makes it more difficult for mold to grow as well.
  • Lower the temperature in your home.  This will make mold less likely to form due to cooler air and less moisture.

Following these simple procedures during the summer months will keep your home cooler, but also mold free.  If you need help with a mold issue, contact the mold restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Cecil County at 410-620-3322.  We’re here to help so you can enjoy your summer!

How To Prevent Mold During the Rainy Season

3/27/2019 (Permalink)

Spring is here and with this rainy season, comes the increased risk of mold in your home.  Despite the wet weather, there are preventative measures you can take to stop the spread of mold before it starts.

  • Use an air purifier to help trap and remove mold spores as well as prevent them from entering the home.  They also help remove debris and dust that can invade your ducts and circulate through the air.
  • You want to keep your home dry since mold feeds on wet areas and moisture.  Inspect your home for leaks and fix any issues.  Use fans to prevent moisture on walls and other surfaces.
  • Be aware of warning signs of moisture or mold.  Mold can grow rapidly, therefore finding these issues early can save you from a mold infestation in the future.

If you have a mold problem, contact the restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Cecil County at (410) 620-3322.  Our team can make your mold disaster “Like it never even happened.”

Does Your Home Have a Mold Problem?

3/18/2019 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors.  This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business.  Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level.  Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is not true.  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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture.  Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – [410-620-3322]

Understanding the Types of Mold

2/5/2019 (Permalink)

Mold can be a scary topic to think about, but it is important to know some of the different types of mold and where they can form in order to stop a serious mold problem in its tracks. Below are some of the main types of mold that can form in your home.

The most common type of mold is Aspergillus. This type of mold forms in the soil and in the air. It grows on many surfaces and in places with high humidity.

Stachybotrys Atra is another type of mold that is more commonly known as black mold. This type of infestation is usually feared since it is greenish black and can appear without other clear signs of mold being present. This mold grows where there are water leaks or in areas of high humidity.

Cladosporium is more difficult to identify, but can take the form of green, black or brown spots. This mold grows on walls, wood, vents and in damp areas. A mold professional can inspect this infestation for you in order to determine exactly what type of mold you have in your home.

By learning about the different types of mold that can grow in your home, you will be better prepared for preventing mold growth. Every mold remediation project is different, but the professionals at SERVPRO of Cecil County can help make all of them “Like it never even happened.”

Preventing Winter Mold

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

Now that the temperature is dropping, you may start to wonder what you can do to keep your home healthy and prepared for the colder months.  While mold does not occur more frequently in the winter compared to other times of the year in a controlled indoor setting, there are problems to look out for in the colder months that can affect the moisture in your home and cause mold growth.  Common winter problems including frozen pipes and improper insulation can lead to more than simply a cold home. 

Mold can be a scary concept to any homeowner, but here are some steps you can take to prevent mold from growing due to the brisk temperatures.  Ensure that your gutters are clear to help prevent ice from building up and that your dehumidifiers are running in lower levels of your home.  Check that your attic and any pipes in your crawl spaces are insulated to help prevent pipe bursts or condensation.  Following these procedures will keep your home properly insulated and free of mold caused by uncontrolled moisture levels. 

If you have any questions about mold, contact SERVPRO of Cecil County at (410) 620-3322.  Our mold remediation experts can handle any size mold disaster.

Local Mold Remediation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

The restoration professionals at SERVPRO of Cecil County are ready to clean up after your mold disaster at a moment’s notice.  This attic was damaged by mold after an exhaust fan was not properly vented and had created moisture in this space.  Mold remediation needed to be completed immediately to prevent the infestation from spreading.  Our mold remediation specialists work to remove mold like this daily. 

We began work on eliminating the mold in the attic using our high-quality air scrubbers and HEPA vacuums, along with our antifungal and antimicrobial treatments.  This process eliminates mold colonies down to a microscopic level to prevent further infestations.  The customer was relieved to have his home restored to a clean and safe environment. 

If you discover any mold in your home, call SERVPRO of Cecil County at (410) 620-3322. Our mold remediation specialists can handle any size mold disaster for your home or business.

Mold Remediation

2/4/2019 (Permalink)

At SERVPRO of Cecil County, we receive a large volume of calls to inspect and remove mold infestations from homes and businesses in our local Elkton area.  Our cleaning and restoration experts are highly trained in mold remediation and can repair and restore your property quickly from these disasters.

 The Mold Remediation Process

Every mold infestation is different, from the extent and type of growth, to the variety of materials affected. Each scenario requires a unique solution, but the general process stays the same. When you discover mold, SERVPRO of Cecil County can help with our standard mold remediation process: 

  • Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
  • Mold Containment
  • Air Filtration
  • Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
  • Cleaning Contents and Belongings
  • Restoration

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (410) 620-3322