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Sep
21

Got Mold? Understanding the Basics of Mold Remediation

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If you’re not familiar with mold remediation, this article is for you, especially if you have mold in your home.  Often ignored, or unnoticed, mold can cause several adverse reactions in your home, causing structural damage and illness.  Here at Purely Green Environmental, our team of experts can assist with mold remediation in NH and MA.  This article will provide you with a better understanding of causes and solutions when it concerns mold.

 

 

nh mold remediationWhat causes mold?

 

Although there are many different reasons for mold to grow, the main ingredient is moisture or water within the home.  Often found in basements, mold can grow in visible as well as hidden locations.  For example, if you’ve had a flood in the basement and water was left behind, you may start smelling a musty odor.  Cracks in the foundation are another common way that water will make its way into your home. 

 

However, older homes with uneven windows are also a prime target for mold growth.  Without adequate sealing, rain and melting ice and snow can easily enter the home.  Furthermore, if your walls are adorned with wallpaper, you most likely have a double issue.  Often water will lie behind the wallpaper allowing mold to grow in disguise.

 

 

 

What does mold remediation mean?

Simply stated, mold remediation is the professional way of saying mold removal.  However, there is more to the process then many people realize. 

 

 

 

What is the process behind remediation?

The first step to NH mold remediation is the assessment.  Not only will a team of professionals perform a visual evaluation, but samples will also be taken.  These samples will help to determine the type of mold and the levels of its presence. 

 

Once the type of mold has been identified, experts can then create a plan of action to remove problem areas effectively.  However, depending on the kind of mold, different measures of isolation may be required to safely disrupt the laying mold spores.

 

Following mold removal, within 48 hours, your mold remediation company should return to provide another assessment.  This last assessment will let you know if the treatment was effective.  Once the mold has been safely removed from the home, clean up and repair of damaged areas can take place.

 

 

 

If you think there may be a presence of mold in your home, it’s time to consider contacting our team at Purely Green Environmental.  We provide mold remediation to NH and MA homes, ensuring the safety of your home and your family.  Visit us online or call us toll-free at (888) 291-3773 for more information.