The kitchen cabinet was affected by a water leak.

Water Leak in Vacant Washington, D.C. Apartment Leads to Mold Remediation

Posted by on Wednesday, May 18th, 2022 in Mold Remediation, Water Damage Restoration

Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington is proud to provide restoration services for fire and water damage, mold remediation, and emergency damage restoration. One of our featured restoration services is mold remediation.

Mold growth needs the right environmental factors to thrive. Warm temperatures and an abundance of moisture can result in an increased risk for mold growth.

It is essential to be aware of any potential water leaks to avoid mold growth in your home or business. If left untreated, mold can pose a serious health risk and create structural damage to your property.

Purofirst to the Rescue

Recently, we received a call from a property manager at an apartment building in Washington, D.C., requesting our services.

Upon arrival, we learned that a vacant unit in the building had suffered from a water leak.

The leak had been there for months, but it went undiscovered until months later when a rental agent presented the unit to a prospective buyer. They noticed an offensive odor and some back spots on the cabinet underneath the sink during the showing.

The mold growth was due to excessive moisture and insufficient ventilation in the kitchen cabinet.

A Successful Result

With the source of the leak identified, our Purofirst remediation technicians began the mold remediation process by cleaning the surrounding area. Then, we removed the mold and replaced the cabinet.

After completing the project, we were excited to learn the unit had been rented. To our surprise, the prospective buyer who had been there on the day mold was discovered was the renter. They appreciated the management company addressing the issue promptly and handling the remediation professionally.

Ultimately, this mold remediation was not complicated, but it serves as an excellent reminder for apartment managers and landlords to check their vacant units regularly.

Contact Purofirst Certified Experts for Mold Remediation in Washington, D.C.

Our commitment to customer service sets us apart from other water damage restoration companies. We understand how overwhelming mold growth can be, so we work quickly and efficiently to get your home or business back to normal as soon as possible.

If you have water damage in your home or business, don’t hesitate to call Purofirst of Metropolitan Washington at (800) 500-2399. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to help you with your water damage restoration needs.


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