Here at New England Remediation Services, we understand how distressing it can be to realize that the basement of your home has become a breeding ground for mold. That is why we do everything we can to remove the mold and the areas where it is growing and spreading, and then kill the source of the mold spores before rebuilding any damaged areas.
Removal. When we are tackling a mold issue in the basement, the first thing we will do is remove all affected items from the area. This typically includes all personal items, especially cardboard boxes and newspaper where mold spreads rapidly. In a finished basement, sometimes it is necessary to remove carpeting, wood and sheetrock in order to expose the mold.
Remediation. The second stage of resolving basement mold issues is to kill off the source of mold spores. Rather than use a Band-Aid approach to mold removal like encapsulating the visible mold, we do everything we can to remove the entire mold plant from the affected area and make sure it does not grow back. The piece of equipment that we use to do this is called the Dry Ice Blaster. This machine has been found to kill off 99.9% of mold spores on contact by freezing them. NERS is proud to be one of the few mold removal companies in the New Hampshire that owns and utilizes this effective equipment.
Restoration. The final step to killing off basement mold involves restoration. After going into a basement and taking out often significant amounts of sheetrock and wood, we want to bring the area back to its original look as much as possible (minus the mold of course.) Our construction team can re-build the finished basement to bring it back to its original condition.
Moisture control. Dry air is critical to maintaining a mold-free basement. We recommend installing a Humidex® System to dry out the affected area. We have found that using the Humidex produces a better long-term solution for far less money in energy costs than running a dehumidifier 24/7.