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Water Damage Montgomery Co., MD   
Disaster Recovery & Drying Specialists  
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RC Water   

Bethesda - Montgomery Co , MD

Rick Brownlee, CRM
IICRC S520 Standard

Certified Mold Inspector &
Certified Mold Remediator
20 Years in business


Mold in attic

Mold can stay hidden in your attic and may not be found until you are having work done on your A/C unit or roof repair. Your ventilation system may cause mold in your attic during heating and cooling periods.

Crawl space mold

Mold can appear in crawl space under your house due to the opening to the elements. This area can be cleaned and coated to keep mold from building on the exterior elements of your home.


Did you know that mold can grow indoors in places that may not be obvious?

Mold can grow on hidden surfaces; such as, the backside of dry wall, wallpaper, or paneling, the top of ceiling tiles, the underside of carpets and pads, etc. Mold and grow in these possible locations and may result in hidden mold in areas that include pipe chases and utility tunnels (with leaking or condensing pipes), walls behind furniture (where condensation forms), condensate drain pans inside air handling units, porous thermal or acoustic liners inside ductwork, or roof materials above ceiling tiles (due to roof leaks or insufficient insulation).

There are building materials that can act as a vapor barrier; such as, dry wall with vinyl wallpaper over it or wood paneling, trapping moisture underneath their surfaces and providing a moisture environment allowing mold to be able to grow.

If you suspect mold, removal can be dangerous, especially when removal of wallpaper can lead to a massive release of spores from mold growing on the underside of the paper. Call the professional to make sure your family and your health is safe from these types of mold dangers.



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RCWaterDamage is a family owned company in business for over 20 years.
We are fully certified mold remediators, inspectors and insured.

Eliminate Mold Contamination in Your Bethesda, MD Home or in Your Commerical Business

We have equipment that can immediately identify your mold condition and the type of mold contamination you may have.

Our experienced mold remediation team includes certified, highly trained inspectors, mold abatement technicians. Together, we deliver a full array of specialized indoor air quality services, including:

  • Mold inspections and mold testing
  • Complete mold removal and mold restoration services after sewer backup
  • Post-remediation report preparation
  • Final clearance mold testing
  • Water removal
  • Water damage restoration services
  • HVAC cleaning services
  • HVAC decontamination
  • Restoration and contracting services

Mold can be found in both indoors and outdoors areas. Mold can enter your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. Mold is in the air outside your home can also attach itself to clothing, shoes, bags, and pets can and then can be carried indoors.
Mold grows in places with a lots of moisture, such as around leaks in your roof, windows, pipes, or where there has been flooding. Mold grows easily on paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood products. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery. These are important tips to control mold growth inside your home:

  • Keep humidity levels between 40% and 60%;
  • Promptly fix leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;
  • Thoroughly clean and dry after flooding;
  • Ventilate your shower, laundry, and cooking areas properly.

If mold is growing in your Bethesda, MD home, it must be promptly cleaned and the source removed, i.e., fixing a moisture problem. Mold growth can be removed from hard surfaces with commercial products, soap and water, or with a bleach solution of no more than 1 cup of bleach in 1 gallon of water. Mold growth generally looks like spots, but can be many different colors and smells musty. If you can see or smell mold there may already be a health risk present. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home. No matter what type of mold is present, you should remove it as quickly as possible. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you cannot rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk. Sampling for mold can be expensive, and the standards for judging what is, and what is not the acceptable quantities of mold have never been set. The best practice is to remove the mold and work to prevent future growth.

Health problems associated with mold exposure include:

  • Memory lapses
  • Fatigue
  • Digestive problems
  • Chronic aches and pains
  • Itching or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin
  • Sinus infections and sinusitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Upper and lower respiratory infections
  • Headaches

We recommend, prior to your attempt to remediate mold yourself, that you give us a call. If this is
a job you can do yourself, we will honestly tell you that, and if not, we will tell you that too. You will receive accurate, important and helpful information, whether we are lucky enough to earn your business or not. As professionals, we believe that we can make a difference you will remember.

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Mold is not only unsightly, it can be dangerous and can affect your health as well as adversely effect the air quality in your property. Air quality and the health of you and your business or tenants go hand-in-hand. Not all mold are toxic, but all are allergenic. Some molds can trigger allergic reactions and even asthma attacks in people allergic to mold. Fifty to sixty percent of all allergies are mold related. Toxic mold will effect everyone that is exposed . Some reported effects from toxic mold have been extensive and range from eye, nose and throat irritation to serius cases of asthma and pneumonia. The effects of toxic mold seem to differ from person to person and seems to depend on many factors such as age, health condition, length of exposure etc.

Mold remedation should only be done by a professional. Mold, in factories, commercial buildings and apartments is most often found on walls, floors, ceilings, counter tops, and carpets exposed to moisture. Microscopic spores can be hidden inside a wall, behind a tub surround, even under a kitchen sink. One very common hiding place is inside the duct work and associated components of central forced-air heating and air-conditioning systems.

After water damage of any kind your property becomes a breeding ground for mold. All mold should be removed as quickly as possible to avoid the health issues already discussed. Walls and floors could be permenately damaged causing more expense to recover from water damage.

mold issues wall with mold

Mold Can Damage Your Health & Your Property

Mold has been in the headlines of late, especially since the flooding in so many areas of the country during the last several years. Many people still do not realize how dangerous having mold in your home and work place is to your health and your property. Mycotoxins are by-products of toxic molds found in places exposed to floods, continues moisture, and damp areas due to poor ventilation. Airborne mycotoxins can definitely destroy one's health. Sometimes, people are unaware that they are breathing mold spores and mycotoxins until they are very sick. Some people may have minor allergic reactions to the non-toxic molds, but once they leave an affected area most likely they will recover with few serious side effects. But people exposed to dangerous molds such as Stachybotrys or Chaetomium, could suffer from a myriad of serious symptoms and illnesses.

Molds can be found wherever there is moisture, oxygen, and something to feed on. In the fall, they grow on rotting logs and fallen leaves, especially in moist, shady areas. In gardens, they can be found in compost piles and on certain grasses and weeds. Molds grow in our homes in moist warm areas like damp basements, closets, and bathrooms, even after the moisture has dried up. Molds can grow in places where fresh food is stored, refrigerator drip trays, house plants, humidifiers, garbage pails, mattresses, upholstered furniture, or foam rubber pillows. The very worst places that molds can grow and be found is inside wall cavities and flooring of homes. These molds feed on cellulose materials; such as wood, ceiling tiles, or plasterboard, and can even be invisible when there is sustained water damage at one time or another. This is very common if there has been a plumbing leak or an inadequate roof. Actually, any type of water damage can cause a mold problem.

Mold hazards are so dangerous that it is important to use a certified mold specialists to remove mold from your home or office.

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