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Moldy Issues in Nashua? The Answer Points to SERVPRO

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Small Mold Stains in Nashua Can Indicate Much Larger Problems--Ask SERVPRO for Advice and Remediation

How to Do Effective Mold Remediation in Nashua

When mold infests property in New Hampshire, various problems and inconveniences affect the occupants. The surface hyphae and spore masses make the infested surfaces unsightly, while the Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds, mVOCs, produced by the chemical changes involved in the growth processes can produce musty odors. Infested surfaces lose their structural strength as mold Hyphae grow deep into the material in search of food. Effective restoration requires several actions including identifying the extent of development of the problem, locating the moisture sources and thorough cleanup. Our professional remediation services cover all these areas.
Before starting mold remediation in Nashua, it is a good idea to check the entire property to establish the full extent of the proliferation. Mold often develops in dark concealed spaces so if you consider only the visible areas you might miss the worst affected areas. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on their IICRC training in applied microbial remediation to identify all areas. We also have advanced equipment including FLIR thermal cameras that help us inspect concealed spaces.
Establishing acceptable moisture levels in the areas of concern is essential. Even high levels of humidity in the air can lead to mold development, so it is critical to establish whether there are any wet areas. In open rooms, it is easy to check for wet areas. However, concealed spaces are trickier. Our SERVPRO technicians rely on different moisture detection tools. With thermohygrometers, we can check the relative humidity in affected and unaffected rooms while thermal cameras help establish moisture problems in concealed spaces. Maintaining an indoor RH of below 60% is crucial to preventing mold growth.
Cleaning mold-infested areas help remove unsightly debris from surfaces and clear the musty smell associated with fungi. Various cleaning actions including agitating and damp wiping the affected areas help eliminate the debris. Our SERVPRO technicians use a HEPA-filtered vacuum to work surfaces, which removes loose debris. We also use abrasive methods such as sanding and wire brushing to remove stubborn residues from the affected surface. In porous materials where the infestation goes beyond the surface, we prefer to remove the material instead of trying to clean them. Often, controlled demolition is the process of choice to ensure a positive outcome.
Dealing with mold can be a tricky process, and if you make mistakes, the problem recurs. Call SERVPRO of Nashua to assist. You can reach us at (603) 889-2311 any time. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster.

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