Mold Testing in Gaithersburg Maryland and Surrounding Areas
Did you know that exposure to mold can trigger reactions? It is worse in people with asthma or other conditions. Our mold testing service can ensure that your home is free of mold. And, if we do happen to find it, we eliminate it right away.
Be sure to keep reading if you need to learn about mold testing in Gaithersburg.
What We Test For
At Advanced Restoration Solutions, we test for mold and mildew. Mold can start growing in damp conditions, so your basement is likely at risk. Our experts will check your entire home, then work to remove the mold.
We test to ensure we know what type of mold we are dealing with. Black mold is extremely hazardous, so we want to take additional precautions when cleaning it up. We always take extra steps to ensure you are safe while we test and get to work.
Signs of Mold
If you notice any mold signs, be sure you contact us immediately. The sooner we get to work removing the source of the mold, the less damage will be caused to your home.
- You feel sick but don’t know the cause.
- You feel like you have constant allergies
- Painted walls are showing bubbles
- There is a musty smell
- You had water damage recently
- There are signs of moisture, such as rust or water damage
What Exactly is Mold?
Mold is a type of fungus that decomposes trees and leaves, so it is an essential part of the outside environment. However, that doesn’t mean you should have it in your house! Mold can grow and spread rapidly indoors, causing health problems.
Mold releases spores that you can accidentally breathe in. When that happens, you can feel sick or have trouble breathing. It is best to have us take care of the mold right away- disturbing it can stir these spores into the air, making it much worse for your health.
How We Check for Mold in Gaithersburg
To check for mold, we will need to take a sample from your building. We will swab a surface and bring it back with us for testing. During the process, we will also determine what kind of mold we are dealing with. That way, we can come back with a plan in place to remove all the mold from your home.
However, if there is visible mold in your home, you will not need testing. We can instead search your home for the source and clean it for you. We remove the source, then move onto the other areas of your home. When we are finished, there will be no mold left.
We may take an air sample using a spore trap. We start this process by passing air through a stick area. It catches the spores, allowing us to view them in detail under a microscope. We can identify the amount of mold and species from this sample.
However, we are more likely to take a surface sample. We sample an area by removing a piece of mold and checking it. We may do this with swabs or tape.
After testing for mold, we will contact you soon with the results.
When we are done with managing the mold, we will move on to restoration services. We restore all of the surfaces we have to test and clean. When we are finished, your building will look exactly as it did before- without the mold.
You can trust Advanced Restoration Solutions to handle the restoration process efficiently for residents of Germantown, MD. We always take this part of our job very seriously and have the experience to do high-quality work for you.
What to Do When You Find Mold?
If you only find a small amount of mold, you may be able to remove it yourself. Wipe down surfaces with a mold removal product, then follow with soap and water. Diluted bleach can also be used, but keep in mind, it can damage surfaces in your home.
Always dry the area when you are finished cleaning; this prevents the mold from returning. It is essential that you wear a mask and gloves during this process.
However, if you find mold, it could be in other areas of your home as well. Mold can love behind paint on your walls, in the vents, or under furniture. We can find mold and work swiftly to remove it for you.
If you find a large patch of mold- don’t touch it. You can easily stir up the spores and cause the mold to get in the air. It’s best to contact us as soon as you find mold. You may be accidentally handling black mold, which would be very dangerous.
Where to Check for Mold
Attics, basements, kitchens, and bathrooms are some places where you might find mold. However, there are some more hidden places you will need to check. Mold tends to stay in moist, dark places, making it very hard to locate most of the time.
You should also check:
- In stacks of newspaper
- Behind fridges
- Under sinks
- Around windows
- Anywhere there is a leak
If you recently experienced a flooding, we can help you deal with that too. Water damage can easily lead to mold, so you will want professionals to thoroughly dry out the area for you. When you can see mold spores on a surface, there is likely much more underneath.
Call Advanced Restoration Solutions Today!
If you notice mold in the home or at your business, you will want to call us as soon as you can. We start testing and cleaning up the source of the mold as soon as possible. That way, you can get your health back on track and further damage is avoided.
Call us for more information!