3 Common Areas for MA Mold Remediation

MA mold remediation happens every day and often for different reasons. Whether residential or commercial, every space can grow mold depending on the circumstances and other conditions. Though it can be difficult to recognize these problems before they begin happening, there is plenty to be done to prevent mold from becoming a health and structural hazard.

At Atlantic Bay Contracting, we’ve seen residential problem areas time and time again. With years of experience, we believe a routine check for moisture in certain areas could help you discover the warning signs of mold growth. In this article, we’re presenting you with three of the most common areas our team routinely treats for mold remediation in Massachusetts.

 

Basement

Whether unfinished or finished, basements have some of the greatest chances for developing mold. A common misconception regarding mold growth in the basement or cellar is that flooding needs to occur for there to be a concern. However, it’s crucial to remember that cement is a porous material.

Depending on the preventative measures taken against moisture, some homes are more susceptible to water entry – even in the smallest amounts. Water penetration in basements often goes unnoticed until it’s too late, which is why it’s crucial to regularly inspect for cracks and other small sources that will allow any amount of water into your home.

 

Around water appliances and utilities

Kitchen and bathroom sinks, refrigerators, dishwashers, AC units, and plumbing fixtures are common areas people will find severe water damage and mold growth. However, in many instances, damages are not found until they are past repair because they are difficult areas to access. Regardless, getting behind these appliances and committing to a comprehensive examination will ensure early detection and remedy of mold growth.

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Windows

We can’t say enough about checking your windows, especially living in an area like New England. We are faced with hail, ice, snow, rain, sleet, and everything in between. With these moist conditions, broken or leaking windows can quickly impact the integrity of your walls, subfloor, structure, and more.

Once water is allowed to enter on this level, the outcome generally calls for extensive, costly repairs.

Whether you require mold testing or complete mold remediation services in MA, Atlantic Bay Contracting can help. Our comprehensive services mean fixing the potentially toxic mold accumulation in your home and giving you the benefits of better air quality. Be sure to check out our article highlighting what to expect during mold remediation to better prepare for the future.

For more information, or to schedule your initial inspection, contact Atlantic Bay Contracting today at (617) 782-4986.