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Black Mold Issues – Exeter, NH

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The term “black mold” is one that can cause great anxiety. In addition to structural issues, this problem has the potential to cause negative health effects for building occupants. Dealing with black mold at your home or business should be taken seriously. For these reasons it is vital for property owners to partner with the right certified mold professionals.  Working with the right team will ensure the mold removal process is done correctly. Soil-Away recently completed a large “black mold” remediation project in Exeter, New Hampshire (NH). Below is the summary of the successful project.
Commercial property investors had just purchased a multi-unit office/retail space. The Exeter building was over 8,000 square feet with five individual units.  Their goal was to fix up the vacant property and lease it out to local businesses. They bought the building “as is” knowing that there would be issues. Amongst other things, black mold was discovered in three of the units. One of them was severely affected. A couple roof leaks over the long winter had caused water damage. This was the source of the mold problem. The investors had hired Soil-Away for mold remediation projects in the past. The past performance of Soil-Away made the decision easy to call them back to help with this stuation.
Due to the nature of the project, Soil-Away recommended mold testing take place first. The purpose of this is to set expectations and establish a clear scope for the project. The building owners hired an independent third party to test the building. The industrial hygienist performed both tape and air samples in each of the five units. The samples were sent to a lab. The lab report showed that all five of the units were actually affected by the black mold. While the black mold was not visible in two of the units, the spores had made their way through the building to cross-contaminate the entire Exeter structure.
Taking into account the recommendations of the mold testing report, Soil-Away’s mold remediation team could now start their process. First, they confirmed that the roof leaks that had caused the water damage were fixed. Next, they setup engineering controls to ensure project safety and eliminate cross-contamination. The remediation crew started in the unit with the worst black mold problems. They had to remove, bag and dispose of all the ceiling tiles, sheetrock and carpeting. The unit was essentially a shell. The entire space was HEPA vacuumed and wash with an all-natural antimicrobial. This process was repeated in the other two heavily affect units. The final units with lighter mold damage were thoroughly cleaned and treated.
Following the mold remediation crew, Soil-Away’s NADCA certified air duct cleaning team cleaned all the ductwork in the building. The industrial hygienist retested the building following the mold remediation process. The results confirmed that the black mold issue had successfully been eliminated.
Soil-Away has been helping clients in the greater Exeter, NH area overcome issues with “black mold” since 1990. The company is IICRC, NADCA, IAQA, EPA and Esporta certified. If you need help with a mold problem, please contact us to today to schedule an appointment. Soil-Away services south/central NH and northern MA.

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Jay KorsenJay Korsen
00:51 04 Aug 22
All I have to say is WOW and FANTASTIC. I just got done building out my new professional office with Soil-Away’s construction division and they went ABOVE and BEYOND. Scott and Mike, the carpenters are skilled artisans. The project got done on time and the project came in on budget! The finished results have been blowing people away. Much better than I could have anticipated. Anyone is welcome to come to our office, Bright Light Chiropractic in Hooksett to check out the fine work they did. Simply can’t sing enough praises for them. Sorry that the picture doesn’t do the job justice. Thank you Jack and your team. -Dr. Jay
Asian BreezeAsian Breeze
04:28 15 Jul 22
Since day one, I’ve known the owner, Jack, to be a hard-working and selfless leader. Through the efforts of him and his team, he was able to restore my flooded restaurant to tip-top shape. I was amazed with Jack’s orderliness throughout the entire process. Jack has proven to me that he is trustworthy, as both a friend and an individual in the work environment.
Breton LangendorferBreton Langendorfer
21:17 07 Jul 22
Highly recommend Soil-Away. A pipe in our upstairs bathroom gave and sent water down through a wall for at least a day before we noticed water dripping through our kitchen ceiling. Our insurance put us in touch with Soil-Away and they were at our house the next morning to assess the damage and dry things out. Joe, Ray and Tom were phenomenal to work with. They explained every part of the process to us and were very professional and friendly. If you have to deal with similar issues call Soil-Away, you won’t regret it.
Maureen CidzikMaureen Cidzik
13:49 15 May 22
Superior service from start to finish. Highly responsive. The entire team is dedicated to quality and customer care and it shows in everything they do – from first call, to estimate, to job completion.
Sarah GrugnaleSarah Grugnale
16:02 14 Jan 22
Joe and Tommy were amazing to deal with, they kept us updated every step of the process. They were punctual and hard working, answering all of our questions that we had. Everything was done as promised and even above and beyond. A great experience from start to finish.