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Mold Remediation in Washington DC

4/26/2017 (Permalink)

Mold problems in the Washington DC area

In the Washington DC area, mold is a real problem for many families. That’s because it can cause irritation and allergic reactions for people in the household. Mold thrives in humid environments, and as we all know, the summer months are very humid in the DC, Maryland, VA area.

What is mold?

Mold is a microscopic particle that exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to completely remove all mold from a home or business. However, it doesn’t necessarily need to be removed, nor does it become a problem until the humidity – or moisture level – increases. That’s when the mold begins to thrive in number, and starts to form colonies. These colonies can produce allergens and irritants to people, especially to children and people with compromised immune systems.

Another effect of excess mold is the strong odor it produces. It’s an odor that you won’t want to smell again, if you’ve ever smelled it before. If that smell is in your home, where you and your family expect to be comfortable, and relax you'll want to take care of it right away.

For this reason it is important to monitor the humidity level in your home, especially in the DC area, where the humidity is present year-round, and the summer months can produce conditions in the environment that are favorable for mold growth. ‘

Generally, you want to keep the humidity level below 49%. When it is above this level that’s when these mold particles start to thrive and form colonies, producing the odor and causing allergic reactions in many people.

SERVPRO of Marlton/Morningside properly inspects your home for mold, identifies the cause of the odor, and completely removes it without a trace. Give us a call for more information on our mold removal process today!