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One of the most challenging things about owning a home is dealing with the unforeseen problems that can arise. Plenty of things can rear...
Any moisture that enters your home is never a good time. Water damage can lead to mold, mildew, and even structural damage. This is especially paramount if you live in a location that experiences all four seasons. Mold needs four things to grow.
MoistureFood (starch or sugar)Temperature (Usually between 41-104 degrees)Oxygen
Steps to Preventing Mold
Whether moisture came from a recent storm that left you flooded or a leaking pipe, it will have the necessary elements to grow mold if...
Summertime is mold’s most popular breeding season; humidity is a key ingredient for it to thrive. This means that rising humidity can lead to increased risk of mold growing in your home.
Seeing mold in your home can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare; luckily, there are ways to prevent and control mold growth from happening in your home. Follow along for a guide to summertime mold growth by the mold remediation experts at Soil-Away!
Where to Look for Mold
During the summer, mold...
Moisture-prone areas and limited sunlight make optimal conditions for mold growth. These conditions are often seen in basements, where mold can easily grow and thrive in dark corners unnoticed. Once discovered, it is important that the mold is removed, taking into consideration your health and the spread of the spores through the air during the process. A company experienced in mold remediation can ensure that this is done properly.
When hiring a mold removal company, it is critical that you choose a company with experience, the right equipment and proper insurance. Mold remediation can be a complicated process, depending on the type of mold and extent of its growth. A mold remediation company, like the mold removal experts at Soil-Away, understands the best way to remove all of the mold and its accompanying spores. This will ensure that the mold is removed entirely and is not spread to other areas through...
Growing in a home or business, mold is much more than an eyesore or an indication that a good cleaning is needed. While most types of mold are more of a nuisance, this can be an indicator of a water problem. Some molds can even be detrimental to a person’s health, particularly when the spores are airborne and breathed in. Regardless of the type of mold, it is important to fully remove it and cautions must be taken to ensure that the mold spores do not carry through the air to other parts of...
Borax, a white powder that can be found in with laundry detergent is a good option for DIY mold removal. Mix the borax powder with one gallon of hot water. You can then apply the mixture to the area, scrubbing until the mold disappears. The borax does not need to be rinsed off, as the residual will act as a deterrent to keep the mold from reappearing. Other substances that can treat mold include baking soda, vinegar and hydrogen peroxide. Make sure areas are properly dried so that residual...
When hiring a
company to remove mold from your attic, you should find a company that is
affordable, reputable, and has experienced technicians. Serious mold removal is not typically a
do-it-yourself job. Anticipate investing
time and money into getting rid of the mold and bringing your house back to its
pre-mold state. Choosing the wrong
company can negatively impact your property and cause mold
to spread. The more mold
cross-contaminates your space, the greater you and...
Winter is approaching in Kittery, ME! You’ve
been slogging through your fall cleanup list! You head to the basement where
you store seasonal items. As the basement door opens a sour, musty smell
strikes you. What is the source of the odor? You notice dark, slimy stains on
the lower wall. Searching your mind for a cause, you remember an exceptionally
rainy day sometime back. Mold grows in moist areas. Heavy
rainfall and a foundation leak could definitely be the
cause. It can affect any area...
mold threatens to
make your Sanford, Maine home or office its sanctuary, a mold remediation
company should be called to repair the damage. Repairing the damage after major
water loss is critical to avoiding mold before it has a chance to plague your
property. The first 48 hours is critical after a flood; whether the water loss
is big or small, hiring a professional team of experts can drastically minimize
the risk of mold damage from occurring.
Water damage cleanup can be a
chaotic experience for business owners who aren’t prepared to deal with commercial property damage. For some, water damage can be stressful, but with
Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services, the job becomes less taxing.
Business owners can rest assured knowing that their commercial property is in
good hands. This was the case for a Biddeford, Maine resident who’s
independently owned bookstore was affected by water loss when a toilet supply
line busted, causing...
If you find mold in your attic, it is important that it is removed properly and entirely to prevent the mold spores from spreading to other areas. It is also important that you take necessary precautions for your health, wearing a mask during the removal to prevent inhaling any mold spores and immediately laundering or throwing away the clothes that you are wearing.
Soil-Away is a full service disaster restoration contractor. Our team specializes in 24/7 emergency response for fire, smoke, water, flood, mold and biohazard damage to your property. Soil-Away is based in New Hampshire and has been serving commercial and residential clients throughout New England since 1990.