Mold Testing & Inspection Services in Portsmouth, NH & Surrounding Areas
Portsmouth, NH is no stranger to precipitation. Our port city averages 49 inches of rain per year. It is 10 inches more than the U.S. average and 54 inches of snow. Being a historic city on the shores of the Piscataqua River, which leads into the Atlantic Ocean, presents challenges to homeowners to keep moisture at bay. Portsmouth is highly susceptible to high tide, flooding, and storm surges. Which is the rise in seawater levels caused by storms.
A recent study by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) said that rising sea levels are worsening tidal flooding nationally; with a large impact on the Seacoast.
According to the report, by 2045, 2,000 properties in New Hampshire are at risk of chronic inundation. Chronic inundation is defined as flooding that occurs 26 times per year or more. “Communities where more than 10 percent of usable land exceeds this threshold are deemed chronically inundated,” says the UCS. Hampton, Rye, New Castle, and Seabrook — which are between 5 and 15 miles from Portsmouth, NH — are particularly at risk for threats of high tide. And with hide tide and rising sea levels comes flooding.
Tidal flooding and rising sea levels have already cost New Hampshire property owners $15 million in lost value, with Hampton, a 20-minute drive from Portsmouth,NH, most affected, according to a report from Columbia University and First Street Foundation. As sea levels continue to rise, flooding will be more frequent.
The Future of Portsmouth, NH
To prevent loss in property value, or continued home damage, we strongly recommend testing for mold. The City of Portsmouth Health Department shares tips for cleaning up after a flood, which includes removing standing water, wet articles and wet building materials if they are unable to be dried. Not all mold is visible to the naked eye. Certified mold testing will tell you if mold is present. It will also identify the source of the mold and the type of mold that is present.
If your home has experienced water damage, or if you suspect you may have mold as a result of the recent flooding in Portsmouth, NH, call Mold Test USA today. Whether you decide to hire us to perform your mold inspection or not, we will be happy to answer your questions. Most importantly, for free, over the phone, with no obligation.
- Study: Floods threaten 2,000 NH homes by 2045
- Report: Rising sea will flood $645 million worth of N.H. property
- How Sea Level Rise, Flooding Are Affecting N.H.’s Seacoast Real Estate
- PHOTOS: High Tide Flyover Shows Rising Seas Already Threaten N.H. Seacoast
- Complaints of Mold, Rats at Portsmouth PD
- Sea-level rise zoning frustrates beach resident
- Cleaning After a Flood