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Remodeling Project Reveals Mold in Amherst

7/15/2017 (Permalink)

Mold and Renovations in an Amherst Kitchen

SERVPRO Rids Your Amherst Home of Mold Even During Renovations

One home improvement project leads to another, often the second needing completion before the first resumes. Discovering mold during the demolition phase of a rehabbing plan brings progress to a halt. Consult with the mold remediation experts at SERVPRO to manage the mold problem so new construction can proceed.
You finally take on a remodel of your master bathroom. The work crew pulls up the laminate previous owners installed and stop progress because of mold damage in your Amherst home. It appears a seeping leak at the seal of the toilet saturated the subflooring, feeding a colony of mold. We encounter this situation often and have a team of certified mold remediation specialists available to help get you and the remodeling contractor past this problem.
Mold is an opportunistic organism. All it needs is a little water to activate and a surface coated with bits of organic material to eat and grow. Oxygen is necessary, but light is not. Finding it under flooring in a damp environment is familiar to SERVPRO, and our remediators are experts in following the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protocol for abatement.
First, the SERVPRO technicians contain the infestation. Since you live and sleep within feet of the affected area, we barricade the bathroom, at a minimum, and consider the use of a negative pressure machine vented to the outside to prevent particles of mold from drifting into your bedroom or other areas of the house while we work. Next, we remove the mold and any structure it infiltrated. Pressed wood subflooring compromises easily when mold feeds on it, so expect sections of it to be removed and bagged for proper disposal.
The next step involves using professionally matched antimicrobial products to sanitize the areas before we arrange installation of new subflooring and reseating or replacement of the leaky toilet. Eliminating the leak is the key to a successful mold remediation. Finally, an air scrubber runs for a designated period to clear all remnants of the mold colony before the barriers come down. The remodelers resume where they left off.
SERVPRO of Hampshire County comes to the rescue when mold damage threatens completion of a remodeling project. Call us at (413) 589-8975 for expert handling of unexpected microbial growth.
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