These Marlboro homeowners were in the process of preparing their home for sale. As often happens, mold was discovered in a “hidden” rarely visited area of the home. Here, they found mold growth in their sump pump closet. The mold growth was caused by a ground water seepage issue that they had already been fixed. However, the water intrusion had already triggered mold growth.
The homeowners were concerned that this discovery of mold would delay putting their house on the market, and they contacted Mold Solutions By Cowleys. We informed them that since there were no water-damaged building materials, there was no need for any tear-out. Instead, we could efficiently and effectively chemically treat and kill the mold in less than a day, and there would be no delay in putting the home on the market for sale.
We first treated the affected areas by applying our EPA-registered anti-microbial (MAPS 1). This application kills any surface mold as well as any airborne mold spores. After a waiting period, we applied a commercial-grade stain remover to mold-stained surfaces. Often, mold leaves staining and discoloration. While mold stains pose no health risk, they are unsightly and, during the home inspection process, inspectors and potential purchasers could mistakenly assume that the stains are a sign of active mold growth. We used a mold stain remover, and cleaned up most of the mold stains. However, we could not get out the really deep stains. This was a case where a new coat of paint would be needed to completely cover the stains.
Finally, we applied our patented polymer sealant (MAPS 2). This unique sealant is available only to authorized pest control operators licensed to apply chemical products inside structures. While completely safe and non-toxic to people, this sealant destroys completely any mold we treat. Upon contact with the sealant, any mold is instantly rendered inert, harmless, and non-allergenic. The sealant is also moisture-sensitive and reactivates to prevent the return of any new mold growth in the treated area.
These Marlboro homeowners were “as pleased as punch” that we were able to successfully treated the mold so quickly. Whenever a homeowner is in the process of selling a home encounters mold, he or she assumes that it will be a major obstacle that could delay listing and selling the home. However, as these homeowners found out, with the help of Mold Solutions by Cowleys, mold is a problem that can be easily resolved with the right treatment applied by the right company.
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