It’s that time of year here in New Hampshire (NH), when home and business owners are gearing up for cleanup projects, remodels and landscaping ventures. Remodeling your home’s kitchen, building a new walkway for your business or cleaning out 10 years’ worth of holiday ornaments from your home’s attic, are just a few of the ways that NH residents are closing-up the remnants of winter and heading into the warmer months. However, while making your way to the nearest home improvement store every other weekend may be on your “to-do” list, uncovering hidden mold in your home or business may not be. Oftentimes, home improvement projects uncover mold that was hiding behind appliances, underneath flooring and on ceilings. Discovering mold can lead to costly repairs and time-consuming searches for the best mold cleaning company. Let Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services take the guesswork out of finding a reliable and professional mold removal company, so you can get back to checking off that “to-do” list.
The Merrimack family of six decided to tackle a bathroom remodel project to replace outdated flooring and a sink vanity. The family had travelled to the local home improvement store a few weeks prior, and were ready to begin the remodel. However, once the family started removing the old sink vanity from the wall, they noticed several green specks scattered on the wall. The family soon discovered they now had more than just an old vanity to replace. Mold needed to be removed before they could continue with their project. Unsure of what to do next, the family contacted a licensed professional to test the mold and determine what the next steps are for remediating the issue. The family was immediately recommended to Soil-Away’s mold removal team as the premier mold cleaning company in NH. Soil-Away crew members responded to the family’s call immediately and prepared to clean up the bathroom mold.
After reviewing the assessment of the industrial hygienist who performed the mold testing, the Soil-Away crew members began tackling the issue by first setting up containment to avoid cross contamination. Next they worked on removing all the affected drywall and baseboards. Crew members were able to pinpoint that the mold originated from the bathroom sink, as there was no caulking behind the vanity to prevent water spray from leaking into the area behind the vanity. As humidity and water began to accumulate behind the vanity, mold started to form, grow and spread. Luckily, there was no evidence of a burst or leaking pipe, which was great news for the Merrimack family.
Soil-Away crew members didn’t waste any time removing the mold growth, as the experts used HEPA vacuums and HEPA air filtration devices to tackle the mold. A commercial dehumidifier was also setup in the bathroom to dry-out the area. Within no time, the mold was removed from the bathroom wall and baseboards. The family was impressed by Soil-Away’s professionalism, promptness and attention to detail during the mold clean-up process. The post-cleaning verification testing confirmed the mold cleaning company (Soil-Away) did their job completely and correctly.
Mold growth can be visible, as well as completely hidden. Periodically evaluating your building could prove valuable in catching mold growth early. It is vital to check areas that might be prone to elevated humidity, darkness and moisture. If you suspect mold, you may need to call in a mold cleaning company to remove the issue. As a guideline here are a few common signs that your home or business may contain mold:
When NH residents discover their home or business has mold, it is important to contact a certified and insured mold remediation contractor such as Soil-Away. Soil-Away—a family-owned and operated business with over 25 years of mold removal experience— is fully equipped to tackle any large or small mold remediation project. Soil-Away is here for Merrimack residents when they need a professional mold cleaning company. Contact the experts today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski