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Can SERVPRO Help Me I Fear there is A Mold Infestation in My Home?

4/17/2020 (Permalink)

Mold on the ceiling of a attic. White Mold, Black Mold, It Still Needs Removal and Antimicrobial Application--Call SERVPRO for a Fast Response in Nashua

Nashua Home Owners Need Not Fear Mold Infestations--Just Call SERVPRO

Few homeowners in Nashua have not yet heard at least one frightening tale of black mold and the harm it caused somebody. However, the reality of these stories is that true black mold incidents are highly uncommon and extremely rare. A mold of any color or variety is not as scary as stories like this might lead you to believe.

SERVPRO wants property owners in Nashua to understand truthful information about mold. One fact that we want our customers to know is that the color of the mold appearing on walls and ceilings in your home does not indicate if your home contains a harmful variety or not.

Many of the strains of mold that appear black in color are not any more hazardous than white, green, or orange molds. Many molds are necessary to break down and decompose organic matter in nature. However, any mold colonies that grow too large and begin to colonize areas of your home require professional remediation.

The fungus itself may not cause health effects but the damage created should concern you. Clothing that becomes infested with mold and its spores can wear out quicker, develop musty and unpleasant odors, and show permanent stains. Even though the majority of materials targeted by mold in your house are much more durable than many clothing items, mold damage can destroy them if given enough time.

Another reason why black mold may seem so terrifying is that this color often represents the unknown, hidden and harmful facets of things, or even superstitions. With mold, the color rarely indicates its potential to cause health effects or how aggressively it may destroy materials inside a home. Many species of mold, regardless of color, can cause problems, and this is why SERVPRO AMRT applied microbial remediation technicians take every mold damage situation seriously.

Finding Mold in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence Leads to Control of the Situation

Nashua is the location of many of New England's best-looking homes. The striking architecture of most promises beautiful homes complete with spacious attics full of surprises from the past. What often a remains hidden, though, is vast microbial growth.

In Nashua, SERVPRO cleans up mold located in the attic of many homes on a regular basis. Doing so is crucial to the health of the home and those living there. Mold and other microorganisms can pass easily through tiny openings in the ducts found inside the typical attic.

Many microbes present in an attic may have traveled there through the ducts, to begin with, showing how easily this can happen. As air flows through a tube, a slight vacuum can form, suctioning any nearby spores and then depositing them in other areas of the home. Finding mold in the attic can indicate mold problems in other locations in your home.

The technicians at SERVPRO hold certificates from the IICRC, showing expertise in Applied Microbial Remediation (AMRT). Ridding your home of excess fungi and spores through the process of mold remediation does not eliminate these organisms. Doing so is an impossible feat, as mold exists in every corner of the planet. The conditions which permit mold to overgrow are what we can control, and this, in turn, controls how much microbial activity occurs inside your residence. When growth is at a standstill, mold damage also remains under your control.

The treatment for an attic with signs of the mold includes the application of Concrobium. This is a commercial-grade mold inhibitor that is safe for use around people, pets, plants, and even damp carpeting and other delicate items in your home that ozone can harm. For large, open areas, we can apply this like we would apply paint – with brushes or rollers. In tight spaces, where access is more difficult, we apply antimicrobial sprays. When applied like this, the liquid penetrates extremely well. Regardless of location, Concrobium dries clear and provides lasting protection. We can also direct antifungal agents using fogging machines and HEPA filtered air scrubbers.

Belongings stored in the attic can also suffer from microbial growth. Cleaning each item and ensuring it remains dry afterward can help prevent damage from occurring. We can pack your items up and perform this task at our location or do the work on them while still in your attic.

Whenever mold is located in an attic, a complete examination and inspection of the roof and all of its components can provide answers about the source of the moisture that boosted the mold's growth. Correction of any discoveries should happen as quickly as possible.

We employ the latest in technological advances and proven methods to secure your home after a mold infestation. SERVPRO of Nashua understands your concerns about mold, especially black mold, and the damage these microbes can cause your family and home. Call us today at (603) 889-2311, so that we can put your fears into a better perspective.

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