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!
A Windham, NH family of five wanted to get a head-start on their home renovation projects by tackling a bathroom remodel. The family picked out new paint colors, tiles for the floor and a new double sink vanity. The family all wanted to pitch in to make their new bathroom perfect, however, when the old sink was being removed, the family immediately saw numerous green and grey- colored specks scattered on the drywall and baseboards. These gray and green-colored specks were mold colonies that had formed due to a leaky pipe that connected to the sink faucet. The family was in shock, as they did not know what to do; their highly-anticipated bathroom remodel turned into a concerned call to their insurance company. Luckily, their insurance company contacted Soil-Away’s 24/7 emergency service line so the remediation experts could resolve the issue.
When this Windham family discovered the mold and mildew damage behind their bathroom vanity, they were ecstatic to learn that Soil-Away’s remediation services would take care of the issue in a timely and professional manner, all while working closely with their insurance company. After having the mold assessed by a licensed professional, Soil-Away crew members went in and began tackling the issue by first removing all the affected drywall and baseboards from behind the bathroom vanity. The crew then used HEPA vacuums and air scrubbers to remove the remaining spores. Within no time, the family’s bathroom was cleaned-up and they continued on with their remodel project.
Discovering mold and mildew can happen at any time for home and business owners, and while we understand that no one ever wants to experience this frustrating situation, we want you to know that the experts at Soil-Away are here to make things less stressful. Soil-Away is a family-owned and operated business that is IICRC master-certified and has over 25 years of experience. We work closely with insurance companies during the remediation process to ensure a smooth, less-stressful process, so you can get back to the things that matter most. Contact the mold and mildew specialists today at 603-641-6555.
Written by: K. Gnatowski