Mold Remediation Experts in Richmond, Virginia
ServiceMaster South of the James offers professional mold remediation services in the Richmond community. Mold is unattractive, creates harsh and cloying odors, and can become establish on just about any and all surfaces of your home.
If you have experienced water damage of any kind, have a damp, dark basement, or have had a previously undetected leakage of water that has been allowed to sit for days or longer, then you may have a developing or established mold problem. Fast growing mold can compromise your family’s health, damage and destroy your possessions, and diminish the value of your home. If you believe you have mold in your home, contact ServiceMaster South of the James as soon as possible.
Mold and Its Effects on Your Health
Molds can form just about anywhere. Any organic material can be affected by mold. The two ingredients that are necessary for mold growth are water and oxygen. Mold can grow on wood, paper, carpet, foods, and insulation. As soon as mold is discovered, it must be addressed, or it will eventually multiply and compromise your environment. Although you cannot eliminate all mold spores from an indoor area, they can be controlled. Control is key.
The best way to control mold is to control moisture in your home. Eliminating moisture before it has the opportunity to establish itself and create the scenario for mold development is key.
Some steps that you can take in this process include:
- Cleaning up spills as soon as they occur.
- Timely inspection of pipes for leaks.
- Roof inspection, making sure that water is not leaking in and gathering.
- Installing a sump pump is your basement if it is prone to flooding.
- Using a dehumidifier in damp areas such as basements.
Problems with Mold
If you have a developing mold problem, it is important to contact ServiceMaster South of the James in Richmond quickly. Our crew is ready to serve you at anytime 365 days a year.
We work with nationally recognized testing facilities and provide professional mold inspection, lab analysis, and written remediation plans. Our trained technicians are well versed in identifying and eliminating the sources and agents that cause mold, as well as preventing growth of existing mold. For us, it’s all about helping you get your life back to normal and Restoring Peace of Mind®. In an effort to do so, we will communicate closely with your insurance company, keeping the lines of communication open regarding proper procedures that will ensure your home is safe and habitable.
Our mold remediation services will vary to some degree depending upon the situation. However, there is a basic process that we always follow.
- Observe, assess, and analyze the mold contamination.
- Report our observations to you and your insurance company.
- Isolate/contain contaminated area.
- Determine further appropriate procedures, which may include environmental testing, establishing mold types and baseline levels, and preparing a written remediation plan.
- Remove mold and protect against spore spread.
- Thoroughly clean all areas.
Contact Us for Mold Removal Now
If you have or believe you have a mold contamination situation, contact ServiceMaster South of the James. We offer services in Petersburg, Goochland, Glen Allen and all of Virginia. We will send one of our mold removal specialists to your home and perform an assessment and analysis in a timely manner. Don’t let mold take over your home. The longer it sits and multiplies the more costly and dangerous it becomes.