Augusta, GA Mold Damage Remediation

For many Augusta homes, mold and microbial threats are often directly linked to mismanaged water damages or post-storm damage and flooding. Spores exist naturally in nearly every environment, but these microbes can affix to organic matter and begin forming colonies when in contact with moist conditions and specific temperature ranges. The potential health effects that could result from exposure should inspire homeowners to resolve the situation as soon as possible, and our SERVPRO remediation professionals are leading technicians in this regard throughout Augusta-Richmond County.

Mold Remediation Strategies for Augusta Homes  

It might be impractical to assume any service can remove mold entirely, as this would include otherwise harmless spores throughout every room of your house. Instead, remediators like our SERVPRO team focus on addressing active colonization by removing the organism and repairing what caused the damage. There are multiple approaches for removing these colonies, depending on the hosting material and the likelihood of its preservation. These include:

  • Sanding
  • Abrasive Cleaning
  • Antimicrobial Products
  • Controlled demolition 

Mold Damage Repairs in Augusta After Colony Removal 

As a general contractor, we know that actions taken after colony removal can prevent recurrences. Our building trade professionals evaluate these needs quickly. For some, this might include a roof repair where a persistent leak led to microbial threats. It could also be crawlspace encapsulation to prevent the open area beneath the house from developing mold and bringing it up to the main living space.

Find out about mold remediation on our main services page.  

SERVPRO of Augusta

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (706) 750-0200

Understanding Mold

Confusion and misunderstanding surround the topic of mold and mold remediation. Some restoration businesses even make claims to remove all mold from a building. This is a fallacy. Mold spores occur naturally almost everywhere, both indoors and outdoors. These microscopic spores float along in the air and can enter a home or business through windows and HVAC systems. Consider these 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 Fire Disaster

A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.

Locally Owned, with National Resources

SERVPRO of Augusta is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Augusta community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 1,700, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.

We proudly serve Augusta, GA, Martinez, GA, Grovetown, GA, and surrounding areas.

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) 750-0200

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 Augusta, 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

Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

SERVPRO of Augusta 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

During the remediation process, it’s often necessary to remove porous building materials like subfloors, drywall, and carpet. The restoration step returns your Augusta, GA home or business back to normal. Depending on the severity of mold damage, the restoration step may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, or it may involve a substantial reconstruction project.

SERVPRO knows Mold

SERVPRO of Augusta has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Augusta, 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) 750-0200 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.