Mold Removal in Maryland | Inspection, Testing & Remediation
From Frederick, MD to Washington, DC and Rockville to Columbia, every inspection must begin as a general hypothesis or set of assumptions. Without one, the cost and scope of the inspection would quickly spiral out of control. Remember, the hypothesis does not always assume a mold problem. Often, potential home buyers hire a mold inspector to ensure that a mold problem is not occurring. There are many factors that will contribute to the impressions of the subject home.
Questions that may be considered include:
- Approximate age and construction style?
- History of water damage in the home or building?
- Does the home suffer from high humidity?
- Does the home suffer from stale air or poor ventilation?
After a visual assessment, every potential mold remediation project will then continue with testing of air quality and affected organic material in the subject property area of contamination. Based in Gaithersburg and Frederick, MD and serving Hagerstown, Rockville, Laurel, Columbia, and surrounding areas, we have over 25 years of experience in serving homeowners of central Maryland.
Below are a few examples from actual mold inspections:
Problem: Light mold growth occurring on bathroom ceiling.
- Solution: Remove mold growth with mildicide/water solution and increase ventilation (replace or install exhaust fan).
Problem: Moderate mold growth occurring on roof sheathing in attic.
- Solution: Address moisture entering from conditioned space, increase ventilation to exterior, remove mold growth.
Problem: Heavy mold growth noted on upper wall and ceiling in bedroom.
- Solution: Set up containment including HEPA filtration and negative air pressurization. Remove all affected contents, carpeting sheetrock, insulation and cabinetry. After mold damaged materials are removed, HEPA vacuum all remaining surfaces and treat with mildicide. Utilize heat and dehumidification to remove excessive moisture from original leak. Perform clearance air testing to ensure success of mold remediation efforts.
Problem: Refrigerator supply line leaked for several weeks, leading to water damage and mold growth.
- Solution: Collect 2 spore trap samples at the beginning of the project to determine salvage ability of carpeting and other contents. Set up full containment with HEPA filtration and negative air pressure. Remove damaged sheetrock, trim, insulation, cabinetry and flooring. Clean and treat all remaining materials with HEPA vacuuming and mildicide application. Mold remediation has a strict protocol for complete eradication and mold cleaning.