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Is Mold Damage Common During the Colder Months in Dublin?

1/10/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is Mold Damage Common During the Colder Months in Dublin? Steam from a hot shower can cause mold damage.

The Different Ways Mold Can Grow During Winter Months

People often believe that mold only grows when temperatures are warmer, thinking that winter in Dublin is a “mold free” time. With nearly 100,000 different strains exhibiting different growth requirement, mold can take you by surprise. We offer strategies to correct conditions that encourage molds to multiply and have the skills and experience to remove current colonies.

A house buttoned up for the winter in Dublin ironically may provide better conditions for mold damage than the same dwelling in the summer. When windows and doors are tightly closed, your home has a harder time maintaining a balanced humidity level. The steam from cooking, showering, and laundering contributes the moisture needed for mold spores to activate and grow. Our mold remediation team employs EPA protocols to rid your home of existing mold and educated suggestions to reduce the risk of future infestations.

Another way mold takes hold during the winter relates to the level of insulation near your roof line and the condition of your gutters. If your upper interior spaces leak warm air because of inadequate insulation or missing seals along joints, any built up ice and snow in your gutters may melt, force itself under shingles, and leak into your attic or upper living spaces. The trapped slushy mixture is called an ice dam, and SERVPRO inspectors often identify the clogged problem area by noting the spectacular icicles hanging from the affected gutters and downspouts.

Water soaking into an attic may go unnoticed long enough for mold to grow, typically after 24 to 48 hours. As the water migrates downwards, the mold follows, finally becoming visible as staining or leathery or feathery colonies on ceilings or walls. SERVPRO remediation experts use moisture monitors and scanning devices to locate the dampness or hidden pockets of water feeding the mold damage.

We contain the moldy areas, using plastic sheeting and advanced technology like negative pressure air scrubbers that filter and vent the mold particle-filled air to the outside. Then SERVPRO technicians remove and bag the mold, including any porous building materials, fixtures, or personal possessions infiltrated with the fungi. The moldy debris is disposed of according to local regulations for hazardous waste.

Then the SERVPRO crew members review the various reasons mold is finding sufficient quantities of moisture, and make suggestions to reduce winter interior dampness significantly. Examples include using exhaust fans in the kitchen and bathroom, and ensuring that your clothes dryer vent is clear and exhausting to the outside. Eliminating ice dams include clearing and repairing gutters and downspouts while concurrently upgrading insulation and sealing heat leaks in your home’s upper levels.

SERVPRO of Cheshire County is your mold remediation partner every season of the year. Set up an evaluation and schedule the remediation by calling (603) 352-7251.

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Stopping Mold Damage in Dublin

9/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Stopping Mold Damage in Dublin Moisture causes mold to grow along with a food source, such as drywall. If you discover mold growth on your walls, call SERVPRO to remediate.

How Mold Grows and Spreads in Your Home

Mold is nearly everywhere in Dublin. The only places you do not find its spores are surgical theaters and clean laboratory rooms. Fortunately, the mold is not a threat unless it has certain conditions.

Mold damage in a Dublin home happens when these spores come into contact with enough moisture and food at the right temperature range. Since that range is about 68 to 86 Degrees, that covers most homes in New Hampshire and around the country, year-round. To stop mold and restore the damage, SERVPRO technicians have studied each growth pattern and determined the best way to interrupt it.

Spores are dormant until they come into contact with water. It takes very little moisture to cause several to expand, extending hyphae out. These structures grow out over and into surfaces, searching for a food source like wood, cellulose, natural fibers like wool and cotton, and drywall. Since it is impossible to remove all of these materials, our technicians pull down and dispose of those pieces already infested.

The temperature range for mold growth is also the comfort range for homeowners, raising or lowering it past those levels is difficult and expensive. Those levels must be artificially maintained to prevent future growth, which would be even more challenging, especially in cooler months.

Because of these factors, SERVPRO concentrates on removing the moisture source and then cleaning existing mold. The source inside a home is usually from a dripping or otherwise damaged pipe. To find the source, we trace the mold growth to locate the starting point. It usually gives us the moisture source so we can identify it and repair the leak, be it a pipe or even minor damage to the roof. Our technicians can repair all of this, to include replacing a roof if needed.

Once we stop the leak, we use anti-microbial sprays to destroy the active spores. If we find infested building material, we remove and dispose of it. It is necessary to destroy the mold first as that lowers the chance of accidentally spreading spores as we remove the infested pieces from the house.

For more information on what SERVPRO of Cheshire County can do to clear your home of mold, call us today at (603) 352-7251. We are here for you through any other type of disaster.

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Take Our Advice To Avoid Further Mold Damage In Rindge

8/1/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Take Our Advice To Avoid Further Mold Damage In Rindge Moisture and Mold Work Together to Damage Homes in Rindge--Get SERVPRO for Remediation

SERVPRO Tips Reduce the Re-occurrences of Mold Proliferation

Mold spores await just two substances to multiply and grow -- water and a supply of organic matter to eat. Limit one of them, and you keep microbial outbreaks from destroying your home. Talk to the experts in mold remediation at SERVPRO about helpful hints that keep mold from coming back.
 
When you survive an outbreak of mold, damage like this to your Rindge home is an experience you really prefer not to repeat. Take full advantage of both the experience and the expertise we hold with regard to mold and how it grows to take some practical steps that minimize the chance of it disturbing your life again after remediation.
 
First and foremost, realize that even an industry leader like SERVPRO can never remove all mold spores from your house. Mold spores are an essential part of our environment, breaking down organic material so that it can be used again as nourishment for plants in the world around us. Some fungi directly improve the lives of individuals, examples being medicines, yeast for bread and molds for cheeses. These organisms usually live in balance with humans, and we inhabit the same places constantly.
 
The only way to keep your home free of unwanted and destructive mold colonies is to reduce the moisture that activates the spores. Our managers are eager to discuss strategies with you to limit the exposure mold spores in your home have to water. SERVPRO technicians know that just a small amount of water and 24 to 48 hours is all it takes to give mold a head start.
 
We suggest that after a water intrusion, contact SERVPRO restoration professionals before those 48 hours expire. Ignoring leaks or simply letting flood water recede are two of the most common reasons mold flourishes in a home. Failing to investigate unusual earthy or musty odors also put your home at risk of mold outbreaks as the organisms do not need sunlight to grow. Hidden mold colonies under appliances, in closets or between walls are remediable if you act when that characteristic smell announces a problem.
 
SERVPRO also counsels homeowners to install and use exhaust fans, air conditioners, and dehumidifiers appropriately and consistently in humid conditions. Mold grows easily when the air humidity tops 70 percent. Collections of damp articles are also mold breeding places, such as piles of damp laundry, wet outerwear that is not allowed to dry out and spills that puddle up without mopping.
 
SERVPRO of Cheshire County has practical advice to keep you from becoming a repeat mold abatement customer. Give us a call at (603) 352-7251 for a consultation to reduce your risk.

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Is It Possible To Prevent Mold Damage To Your Jaffrey Home?

6/21/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Is It Possible To Prevent Mold Damage To Your Jaffrey Home? Mold Remediation in Jaffrey? Call SERVPRO

Not Totally, So Rely on SERVPRO for Professional Mold Remediation

Mold is a serious issue for homeowners. Mold looks unsightly, often gives off a distinctive and unpleasant odor, and can even cause health effects or damage to your house and your belongings. One thing mold loves is a damp environment, and high humidity can be a factor in providing such an environment. Now you might say that New Hampshire is not as humid as, say, Florida or Louisiana, and that is quite correct. However, New Hampshire can still get quite sticky, and it can certainly rain plenty, both of which conspire to create an ideal breeding ground for fungus.
 
Perhaps you wonder if it is possible to prevent mold damage to your Jaffrey home. It is important to know how mold functions. Mold spores are microscopic and are present in many places indoors and outdoors. Spores can easily enter your home on your clothing or footwear, or in the fur of a pet. Spores are everywhere.
 
Some cleanup companies claim they can remove mold; do not trust them. It is not possible to eliminate mold completely. That is why we recommend calling SERVPRO: Our IICRC-certified technicians understand the science of mold growth and how best to contain it.
 
Our professional teams have all the equipment necessary to thoroughly clean your home of mold, including HEPA vacuums, air scrubber machines, powerful detergents, and even fogging machines. We use a range of cleaning actions including vacuuming, scrubbing, wiping and dipping to deal with fungus.
 
After your SERVPRO visit, is there anything you can do to help prevent a recurrence of mold? Yes, there are some things. One of the most important things is to keep the humidity in your home below 45, which you can do using a dehumidifier. Our team uses dehumidifiers to dry out your home to an acceptable level before we leave and we use moisture meters and probes to be sure we have done a thorough job.
 
Keep an eye on all areas of your home and deal with any damp immediately. Your house needs adequate ventilation to discourage mold growth, and you might also consider using mold retardant paints in areas such as your bathroom, kitchen and laundry room. Sun filled rooms also discourage the growth of mold.
 
Although it is not possible to completely remove or prevent mold, you can discourage its growth by staying vigilant and by calling SERVPRO if you spot any growth. Contact SERVPRO of Cheshire County at (603) 352-7251 today for advice and assistance.

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Get Help With Mold Damage In Your Cheshire Home When You Need It Most

5/16/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Get Help With Mold Damage In Your Cheshire Home When You Need It Most Keene Property Mold Damaged Walls Get Remediation and Cleanup from SERVPRO

SERVPRO Provides Assessments and Remediation of Mold Infestations in Cheshire


Roof leaks expose your home to outdoor elements, providing water access to various areas. If left untreated for more than 24 to 48-hours, mold growth is likely to occur. When you find a problem with your roof and are unsure of how long the problem has existed, you want to protect your family properly by hiring a company you trust to perform a mold assessment immediately.
 
You can minimize the losses you experience from mold damage found on your Keene area property by acting fast. Have a professional technician determine the extent of exposure found on your property and let them get to work now, not later. They can help you protect furniture, electronics, and other personal items found in the affected area. Get the help you deserve to reduce any losses you experience and help get things back to normal quickly.
 
Mold damage can cause significant problems. Various surfaces, both hard and soft, found in your home; including walls, ceiling, carpets, drapes, floors, subfloor, and structural components can all become exposed. It is important to have a trained professional, such as our SERVPRO mold remediation specialists, locate and repair moisture sources causing the problem. You may have leaks in several locations resulting from broken shingles, torn flashing, or clogged gutters, all of which require specific attention to rectify.
 
SERVPRO AMRT technicians can perform most services necessary to return your home to a quality pre-damage condition, controlling mold growth, and help get things under control in the quickest, most efficient way possible. We can produce results that reduce indoor humidity levels and control conditions that expose your home to mold growth. We can provide any necessary cleaning and disinfection methods necessary to return your living environment to a safe, healthy one that you and your family can enjoy. "Like it never even happened."
 
Our technicians track down hidden problems, reduce risks associated with exposure, and take the time to explain our services in detail. SERVPRO technicians never offer services you do not need and communicate openly during your entire restoration process. We even help with your insurance claim paperwork to make everything as stress-free as possible.
 
Give SERVPRO of Cheshire County an opportunity to provide you with the services you deserve to get mold damage in your home under control. Call anytime, day or night; we are available when you need us. (603) 352-7251

Does Your Cheshire County Home Have A Mold Problem?

4/14/2016 (Permalink)

Microscopic mold spores naturally occur almost everywhere, both outdoors and indoors. This makes it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Therefore, mold remediation reduces the mold spore count back to its natural or baseline level. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold 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 a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • 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.

If your home or business has a mold problem, we can inspect and assess your property and use our specialized training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – 603-352-7251