Nashua Attics and Basements Often Suffer Mold Infestations--Call SERVPRO for Remediation
Mold Remediation Needed Due to Poor Attic Insulation in Nashua
Mold is resilient and can grow anywhere it has access to two things: moisture and food. Moisture can come from the direct introduction of water to high humidity conditions created from poor ventilation and organic materials ranging from wood to dust can be used as food. Our mold remediation services are two-fold for both determining the cause as well as the thorough elimination of both spores and mold.
This attic in Nashua had multiple issues leading to a perfect environment for mold growth. While there was no leaking in the attic, it did have inadequate insulation and a poorly connected bathroom exhaust fan. The ineffective evacuation of air led to moist air entering the attic regularly whenever the homeowners used the shower. The expelled, humid air became trapped, resulting in a perfect home for dormant mold spores to activate.
In an area of the home where moisture build-up was already an issue, SERVPRO technicians chose to use soda blasting as a way to clean the mold from surfaces. This effective method uses sodium bicarbonate (also known as baking soda) which is mildly abrasive, delivered under pressure to both clean and deodorize during the same application. This method helps rid the tell-tale odor that comes with mold. Once the mold colonies were removed from the surfaces in the attic, we treated the wood and exposed areas with a specially formulated antifungal product to ensure the attic surfaces were not favorable for the return of mold.
Some items stored in the attic also had signs of mold colony invasion. We were able to hand clean those items with an antifungal cleaner to destroy the fungi on numerous possessions. Once the items were dry, the homeowner was advised to store items in airtight plastic containers to ensure the cleaned contents remained mold-free and weren't allowed to collect dust, setting up the problem again.
Mold remediation should begin as soon as you notice any signs of mold in your home. Our technicians are IICRC certified and available 24/7 to assist you. Contact SERVPRO of Nashua at (603) 889-2311 to get started immediately.
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