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Removing Mold in the Basement – Salem, NH 03079

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You go into the basement of your Salem, NH home only to find yourself overcome with anxiety at the sight of mold in your basement. Now you are overcome with the fear of removing mold in the basement. You know nothing about mold, but are quick to start researching. Initial discoveries reveal that mold grows in dark, wet areas that are warm and has a presence of oxygen. They can, under the right conditions, begin growing in a day or two after elevated moisture is exposed to the environment. Mold may take on several different colors, but most frequently are white or black.

How to find mold in the basement

The need for removing mold in the basement is not uncommon in New Hampshire properties. Many basements have poor air flow, little to no sunlight, and are susceptible to moisture intrusion. Ventilation is a factor as to why basements are prime places for mold because humidity leading to moisture buildup is one of the main ingredients for its growth. One of the first potential indicators if you have a mold issue is through smell. Musty odors can indicate a potential issue. Visually inspect areas such as the floor, the walls, ducts, vents, furniture, and storage boxes for signs of microbial growth. For a professional mold inspection, it is recommended to contact an IH (Industrial Hygienist) or IEP (Indoor Environmental Professional). They will thoroughly evaluate and test your space to show exactly what mold issues exist.

Removing mold in the basement

Removing mold in the basement can be simple or challenging, depending on your basement and the extent of the mold. For concrete surfaces, a scrub brush and an antimicrobial cleanser should do the trick. Wood, such as wall studs, can sometimes be cleaned the same way. For affected carpet and padding, the best solution is to replace the areas with a new one. Replacement is also best for moldy drywall. Moving affected items to unaffected areas will cause the mold to spread. Be very cautious about cross-contamination if performing DIY mold remediation. Make sure to research and utilize proper PPE (personal protective equipment) to keep yourself and building occupants safe.

Use common sense when dealing with mold in your home

Many people in New Hampshire are strong-willed when it comes to working on their properties. The “I can do it myself” mentality is bread into us. Being able to successfully complete projects around our homes is a point of pride. This mentality is not always the best when it comes to certain projects. Hazardous projects such as dealing with mold, sewage, lead paint or asbestos should be left to professionals. Use common sense when dealing with hazardous projects in your home. When it comes to removing mold in the basement, perhaps it is best to hire a remediation company.
If mold is an issue in your Salem, NH home, Soil-Away can provide you with the remediation services that you need. You can contact us at any time at 603-641-6555 to start coordinating your mold cleanup project. Soil-Away is IICRC master-certified, fully insured and family owned. We are also available 24/7 for any fire or flood damage cleanup and rebuild needs. Our team specializes in insurance claims and helping you get back on your feet quickly!
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