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Wet Winter Weather is One Cause of Mold Growth in the Attic of Your Nashua Residence

1/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Growth and Remediation by SERVPRO for Nashua Area Properties

Many Factors Contribute to Mold Growth in Nashua Homes Until SERVPRO Remediates the Colonies

The winter months, with its strong winds, freezing temperatures, and wet snow can affect your Nashua home from top to bottom. When ice dams form over loosened shingles, birds or other pests open small holes around vents, or inexperienced workers install insulation poorly, moisture can get inside your attic.

Inside your Nashua home's attic, mold can begin growing after only a small amount of water enters. The cold weather cannot stop its growth, especially when the warm air becomes trapped inside, or the sun melts the snow and warms the roof. Slight changes in temperature around spores can trigger their growth. Some attics contain small nooks and areas that receive little air circulation. However, these can experience prolific growth because once mold spores enter, they cannot leave and their accumulated mass steadily increases over time.

Mold causes damage to both structures and belongings. We at SERVPRO remediate both problems simultaneously to serve our customers better. This reduces costs as well as the time required to fulfill both aspects satisfactorily.

Containing the area begins by installing temporary barriers made of heavy plastic sheeting (6-12 mils thick). Once we attach an air scrubber and hose to this set-up, we achieve negative air pressure. Because the air being forced out of your attic never enters your home's other areas, mold cannot spread to them. IICRC standards view this as a very effective method at containing mold while remediation work proceeds.

Our Applied Microbial Remediation Technician (AMRT) ensures our work meets acceptable standards from the EPA because this help provides long-lasting protection against the damages microbial colonization can cause inside a home.

Other equipment used includes dehumidifiers and moisture meters to decrease the moisture content in your attic and to detect where this moisture might enter in the future. Sealing these areas or repairing them helps prevent future mold growth.

SERVPRO of Nashua employs qualified technicians to protect the homes in our community. Contact us for remediation of mold in your attic and other areas of your home. Our 24-hour services can be reached at (603) 889-2311 365 days a year.

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