The winter season is coming to a close here in New Hampshire (NH), which means that home renovations, lawn maintenance and landscaping projects are just around the corner. If you’re anything like me, you have been planning your springtime home projects for months, and determining what remodel and landscaping ventures you plan to tackle as soon as the temperatures hit above freezing. While home renovations and do-it-yourself projects are often on the top of the “must-do” list during the spring months, what many people may not realize is that they may unexpectedly run into mold and mildew problems. Since the colder Windham, NH months are peak season for water damage, remnants of winter may still pop-up during these springtime ventures. For example, did you know that mold can form in your basement during the winter when moisture is high and ventilation is low? These types of fungi can also form on window seals, inside of crawlspaces and in attics. Make sure to have the mold and mildew specialists at Soil-Away on speed dial!
Archive for February, 2017
When you hear the words “mold” and “mildew,” what do you think of? Slimy? Green? Intrusive? No matter what words come to mind regarding these multi-cellular fungi that thrives in humid and moist conditions, there is no question that both mold and mildew are a nuisance that needs to be remediated by a certified professional. Home owners in Portsmouth, New Hampshire (NH) are turning to the expert mold and mildew removal services at Soil-Away this winter season, as this annoying fungi continues to plague moisture-filled bathrooms, kitchens and basements. During the damp winter months, mold and mildew growth is escalated due to homes being tightly shut, which results in decreased airflow and ventilation. As the winter months fade into warmer days, humidity can make the mold and mildew growth from the winter grow even more rapidly.
Have you ever woken-up on a chilly winter morning and discovered the pipes in your house were frozen? You turn the knobs on the bathroom sink in frustration, hoping that water will eventually trickle out, but nothing happens. This situation is one that I experienced numerous times as a child, as the pipes in the attic would frequently freeze. While frozen pipes are something many home or business owners never want to experience, it does happen quite often here in New Hampshire (NH), as temperatures often plunge below the freezing mark and cause the water in pipes to freeze. Locations that are most prevalent to frozen pipes are attics, garages and basements, as these areas are often not heated.
Having frozen pipes is something that no home or business owner wants to experience, as it can lead to unsightly water damage, costly repairs and even mold growth. Although the warmth of spring is just around the corner, there is still plenty of time for Old Man Winter to throw some snow, ice and frigid temperatures our way. After all, this is New England, right? So, before you decide to pack away your thermal socks and insulated gloves, it is important to remember that your home or business can still be impacted by February’s frosty temperatures-especially waterlines and pipes.
Derry, New Hampshire (NH) residents are gearing up for the spring season that is right around the corner. Snow shovels and thermal socks will be gratefully packed away, and the kitchen table will become home to renovation magazines and “do-it-yourself” books for the daring and courageous handyman. With the spring season being a great time to finally plant the trees you said you were going to do for the last three years, or tear up the floors in your 1980’s style bathroom, it is also a time when people discover what could be lurking in their home-black mold! Luckily, your friends at Soil-Away are the black mold removal service of choice for Derry residents, and there is no project too big or too small for us!