Dealing with mold in your Bedford, New Hampshire home can be stressful. When the problem is first discovered there are always more questions than answers. Have confidence that there are caring and competent professionals who can help with removing mold from your property. The team at Soil-Away is ready to serve 24/7 and specializes in mold remediation services. Below is a quick case study of a family dealing with a mold removal project while selling their Bedford house. We worked with the client in a tight time table using a couple specialized mold remediation techniques.
Panic ensued at the receipt of the home inspection. The buyers’ home inspector had found widespread mold in the attic. The sellers had not anticipated this. They never went in the attic and were completely caught off guard. The questions started flowing at a frantic pace. Are the sellers going to back out of the deal? Would they be able to find a reputable company to take care of the mold before the closing? How much was the service going to cost?
The savvy and well-prepared real estate agent working for the sellers was already a step ahead. Having successfully worked with Soil-Away several times in the past she knew that removing mold quickly was not going to be an issue. The agent connected Soil-Away with the sellers to take care of the mold issue in the attic.
The attic mold was fairly extensive. It was determined that ice dams the previous winter had caused water damage. The water damage on the attic sheathing went undetected leading to mold growth. Removing mold in this situation called for a combination of dry ice blasting and HEPA cleaning.
Dry ice blasting is similar to sand blasting. Dry ice is the media which is accelerated at super-sonic speeds through a pressurized air stream. The dry ice pellets hit the surface to be cleaned and remove the mold from the surface. This process is very effective on hard, rough surfaces such as lumber and wood sheathing.
HEPA cleaning is a detailed process utilizing vacuums and air scrubbers. Every nook-and-cranny of the affected attic space was vacuumed with specialized equipment. HEPA air scrubbers are used filter the air and capture the remaining dust, debris and mold spores. HEPA stands for High-Efficiency Particulate Air and captures 99.97 of all particulates larger than 0.3 microns in size. To put this in perspective, the average mold spores range from 10 to 30 microns in size.
Do not stress about removing mold from your Bedford property. Leave that to the mold remediation experts at Soil-Away Cleaning & Restoration. Located in nearby Hooksett, we proudly serve the entire southern New Hampshire community. Soil-Away was established in 1990 on a foundation of integrity and quality. We are family owned and operated, IICRC master-certified and fully insured. Our teams are fully trained, uniformed and ready to serve. Give us a call to schedule an estimate for your mold removal project – 603-641-6555.