Portsmouth, NH Mold Damage Remediation
Because we are a coastal community, humidity is one of the chief ingredients to our weather throughout the year. When any of our thousands of homes become impacted by microbial threats, or educational and cultural centers like the Portsmouth Public Library and Discover Portsmouth Center, it is up to our fast-responding SERVPRO mold remediation team to help. We are equipped to manage several facets of microbial and fungal threats, including:
- mold remediation
- mold inspections
- attic mold
- basement mold remediation
- bathroom mold removal
- mold removal
How Important is Containment in Portsmouth Mold Removal Projects?
Not surprisingly, containment is one of the most critical practices for mold remediation and colony removal. The mechanical actions of eliminating surface mold concerns can agitate spores and cause them to spread at a greater rate. Containment with plastic sheeting and negative pressure machines ensure that we have more efficient cleaning of mold-damaged areas when possible.
How Challenging are Harsh Odors After Mold Remediation in Portsmouth?
Despite successful mold removal practices throughout the property, other lingering effects can make comfortable living challenging after or mediation. Harsh odors created by active colonization can infiltrate porous materials and become trapped in fabrics and other textiles to be a persistent concern. We have multiple deodorization tactics to help in this regard, such as thermal fogging and hydroxyl generators which also provide HEPA filtration to clean the environment further.
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SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham
- 24-Hour Emergency Service
- Faster to Any Size Disaster
- Highly Trained Mold Remediation Technicians
- Specialized Mold Remediation Equipment
- A Trusted Leader in the Restoration Industry
- Locally Owned and Operated
If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (603) 433-4300
Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic and float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or on a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens, irritants, and toxins.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise, the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor and can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
Faster to Any Size Fire Disaster
A minor mold problem can quickly become a major infestation if left untreated. We can start the remediation process immediately after you contact us. A faster response lessens the mold damage, limits additional damage, and reduces the remediation cost.
Locally Owned, with National Resources
SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham is locally owned and operated, so we are part of the Portsmouth community too. When you have a water or mold damage issue, we’re already nearby and ready to help. We’re also part of a network of over 2000, including special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large-scale fire, water, and storm disasters.
We are proud to serve our local communities:
- Portsmouth, NH
- Exeter, NH
- Hampton, NH
- Greenland, NH
- Dover, NH
- Rochester, NH
- Somersworth, NH
- Durham, NH
- Newmarket, NH
- Kingston, NH
Highly Trained Water and Mold Restoration Specialists
We are trained mold damage specialists who get started quickly to get your home or business back to normal, with specific training and certifications to handle your restoration needs. Learn about our water and mold training and certificates.
The Mold Remediation Process
Every mold damage scenario is different and requires a unique solution, but the general mold remediation process stays the same. The steps listed below illustrate our “typical” process:
Step 1: Emergency Contact - (603) 433-4300
We’re available 24 hours, 7 days a week to answer your phone call. Our consultant will guide you through this process, asking questions that will allow us to better understand your situation and to determine the needed equipment and personnel.
Step 2: Inspection and Mold Damage Assessment
We determine the scope of the mold damage by carefully inspecting your property for visible signs of mold. Since mold can be hidden, we use various technologies to detect mold and hidden water sources.
Step 3: Mold Containment
To keep the mold spores from spreading further, we will use various mold containment procedures. Our professionals may use physical barriers and negative air pressure to isolate the contaminated area and to help prevent the mold spores from spreading through your Portsmouth, NH home or business. Also, we’ll turn off the property’s fans and heating and cooling systems to prevent the spread of mold.
Step 4: Air Filtration
Our specialized filtration equipment allows our professionals to capture microscopic mold spores out of the air. We utilize powerful “air scrubbers” and HEPA vacuums to prevent the spread of these mold spores while the mold remediation is in process.
Step 5: Removing Mold and Mold-Infested Materials
Depending on the amount of mold growth and the types of surfaces involved, the mold remediation process can vary significantly. In general, we’ll use antifungal and antimicrobial treatments to eliminate mold colonies and to help prevent new colonies from forming. Depending on the severity of the infestation, we may need to remove drywall, carpeting, and other porous materials.
Step 6: Cleaning Contents and Sanitizing
We clean your furniture, decorative items, curtains, clothing, and other restorable items affected by mold, using a variety of cleaning techniques to clean and disinfect your belongings. We’re also trained to remove odors and provide deodorization using fogging equipment.
Step 7: Restoration
Depending on the level of mold damage, drywall, subfloors, and other building materials may have been removed. Restoration may involve minor repairs, such as replacing drywall, painting, and installing new carpet; or it may entail major repairs such as the reconstruction of various areas or rooms in a home or business. The restoration step gets your home or business back to normal.
SERVPRO knows Mold
SERVPRO of The Seacoast, SERVPRO of Dover-Rochester, and SERVPRO of Durham has the expertise to make any mold problem a memory in Portsmouth, NH. We have seen the distress homeowners experience upon finding mold at their property. SERVPRO can help calm any mold concerns. Our trained professionals have the equipment and knowledge it takes to properly remediate mold. Call (603) 433-4300 - We are ready and waiting to respond to your emergency.