Are Mt. Vernon Homes Hosting Mold Colonies for the Holidays?
Mold Remediation from Start to Finish in Mt. Vernon Properties
A small amount of moisture in the home can become a hotbed for microscopic fungi to reproduce. High humidity levels or heavy rainfall is a common cause of damp in certain areas of your home. Mold spores, which are ever-present in the home environment, can settle on these damp spots and proliferate in as little as 48 hours. Doing your homework and having a professional, qualified remediator on hand is an essential part of being a responsible homeowner.
Mold remediation in Mt. Vernon properties require training, certification, and expertise. Mold spores, by nature, spread easily riding on natural air currents in the home. An inexperienced technician can easily cause further damage by acting irresponsibly. At SERVPRO we use IICRC certificate holders to remediate the affected area and reduce the risk of problems recurring.
One of the first things we do on arrival is to cordon off the affected area. The removal of mold colonies involves agitating the affected area using wet, dry and solvent-based cleaning methods. The aggressive nature of this process can make mold spores airborne. SERVPRO can use physical barriers, in the form of plastic sheeting, or negative air pressure to prevent the infestation from spreading.
With the affected area suitably quarantined we can bring in equipment to help remediate the issue. As stated previously, mold requires moist environments to thrive. We find the source of moisture and dry it by strategically placing rapid air-movers in the affected zone. These machines blast hot air into crevices, cavities and between floorboards; thoroughly drying hard to reach areas in the process.
Where carpeting or fabrics show signs of infection, we can treat them with anti-microbial chemicals. This procedure is a preventative measure to ensure mold does not return after service. The remediation of walls and ceilings can damage paintwork. In these instances, we can apply an anti-microbial paint as a base layer to further reduce the likelihood of a long-term mold issue in your home.
Remediating is not easy, but it can be painless if you choose the right provider. Contact SERVPRO of Merrimack anytime at (603) 262-9293.
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