Mold Inspection Services for Portsmouth Residents
SERVPRO Has Local Technicians for Mold Remediation
Not all household problems are immediately noticeable. While fires and water intrusion events cause chaos, more slow-burning issues can cause harm to a house. Chief among these issues is microbial growth, commonly known as mold. Microbes are living organisms that include bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Fungi are part of the mold family and can be a massive problem if undetected.
- Mold Remediation
- Mold assessment
- Mold removal
You may decide to get a mold inspection in your Portsmouth home if you notice musty odors or visible deterioration or suspect a water leak in your home. Since these microbes do not require light to grow, they can crop up anywhere. Basement spaces, attics, and closets are all common areas to find an infestation. Unfortunately, most homeowners only discover these issues after mold has grown into full-size colonies.
Looking for microbial infestations requires knowing how buildings are constructed and how to look for moisture, dampness, or condensation. A building assembly refers to layers, including the wooden frame built directly onto the foundations, stud walls, and surface paints. Usually, if an infestation appears on the surface of walls or ceilings, the infestation is much deeper in the building assembly.
SERVPRO technicians can detect certain molds by using moisture-measuring equipment. This helps build a picture of where water might be by telling us which materials are wet. Usually, wet materials equal mold growth, and technicians must disassemble parts of the building assembly to ascertain how deep a microbial infestation goes. Thankfully, materials used in a building assembly are relatively cheap to replace, and our technicians can install them to a professional standard.
- Subfloors are the space between carpets and the framework. Technicians can visually inspect these areas by removing carpets and pads.
- Wall cavities can often be inspected using moisture sensors or thermal imaging cameras.
- Attics and crawlspaces can be directly accessed, with technicians potentially replacing insulation or installing vapor barriers.
If there is a microbial infestation in your home, it is vital to contact SERVPRO of the Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham at (603) 433-4300.