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

We are proud to be an active member of this community. SERVPRO of Augusta is locally owned and operated, so we’re already nearby and ready to help Augusta residents and business owners with any size mold contamination.

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

Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists

We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. 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

Our professionals use various containment procedures to prevent the spread of mold. We may use advanced containment procedures like negative air chambers to isolate the contaminated area with physical barriers and negative air pressure to keep the mold spores from spreading during the cleanup process. All fans and heating and cooling systems will be turned off to prevent the spread of mold.

Step 4: Air Filtration

We use powerful air scrubbers, HEPA vacuums, and other filtration equipment to remove microscopic mold spores out of the air. This air filtration process and our mold containment process help to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.

Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials

The mold remediation process depends on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces on which the mold appears. We’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. It may be necessary to remove and dispose of mold-infested porous materials, like drywall and carpeting, to remediate heavy mold growth.

Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing

We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re 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

In Augusta, GA, SERVPRO of Augusta is ready to tackle and resolve any mold issues that arise. SERVPRO professionals understand the anxiety that can happen when a homeowner uncovers mold. Let us help put your worries to rest. Our knowledgeable crew is ready with the gear needed to tackle any mold job. Reach us at (706) 750-0200 - We’re ready to activate our team to remediate your mold.