Mold Solutions by Cowleys Case Studies: Saving the Sale of a Home in Toms River, NJ
We were sent out to a home in Toms River, NJ that is currently under contract for sale. However, as often happens, during the home inspection performed on behalf of the potential buyers, the home inspector found what appeared to be mold in the crawl space. During our inspection, we located mold growth both visually and by its characteristic pungent odor along the rafters in the crawl space.
Crawl spaces and basements are common areas for mold growth because of their high relative humidity. This concealed defect halted the purchase process and the current homeowner was faced with a major issue that had to be resolved for the sale to move forward.
We treated the affected area with an antimicrobial application called MAPS 1, which is an EPA registered product that attacks mold on a cellular level and immediately kills it. Next, we used our mold stain remover and began scrubbing away all the mold growth throughout the crawl space.
Next, we applied our patented sealant called MAPS 2. MAPS 2 is a moisture-sensitive application that encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it harmless, inert, and non-allergenic. One of the best features of MAPS 2 is that it will reactivate whenever it gets wet to prevent future mold growth. Now the selling process can continue!
Wood after mold treatment.