We are certified to test and remove mold from residential and commercial buildings. We also have a background of nearly 20 years in the construction trades. When you hire us to remedy your mold problem – especially the more involved ones – you can be assured of a fast, efficient project from start to finish.
Mold requires two things to survive: water and an organic food source. When a leak happens in a building, or a ventilation problem prevents moisture from escaping the way it is designed to, it sets up the perfect condition for mold. When building materials such as wood, drywall, or carpet fibers become saturated, mold colonies form and begin to digest these materials. This can happen over long period of time, sometimes years before someone notices. Much structural damage has already been done in addition to this posing a serious health risk.
Because of our experience with home and commercial construction, we are able to quickly identify the source of water intrusion. With our knowledge of mold, we are going to take extra precautions in removing the infected drywall or plywood or carpet to ensure that further contamination does not happen throughout the house. After treating the mold infestation, we will quickly and professionally repair and replace the drywall, carpet, wood and paint to restore your property to its original condition.
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.