Our Blog

Protect Your Family's Health and Home from Mold.

Thursday, May 28th, 2020 by Bill Cowley

Black Mold

Do you have a mold problem or think that you might? Don’t take any chances. According to the EPA, molds are found in up to 50% of all structures, so if you think you have mold, there’s a good chance you do. 

How do you know? Sometimes it’s easy to tell. There’s either visible mold that stands out like a sore thumb or you can smell its distinctive, musty odor. However, mold is often hidden in places where you may not see it or smell it – those non-living areas of the home that we barely pay attention to – places like basements, attics, and crawl spaces. 

Often, the earliest sign of a mold problem is our health. Those allergic or sensitive to mold experience symptoms similar to pollen allergies like sneezing and watery eyes. If these symptoms are lingering on all year round, there’s a good chance that you or someone in your home is having a reaction to mold growth in your home. 

Once mold growth starts, it will not go away on its own. Mold may become dormant in dry conditions, but once the temperature and moisture conditions are right, it will reactivate. When mold grows on porous surfaces like drywall or acoustical ceiling tiles, its filaments grow deep under the surface. You can’t just wash or scrub it away.

Proper mold treatment involves more than mold removal.

Mold is a symptom of an underlying problem. The only way to prevent a re-occurrence is to correct the underlying issues that contributed to mold growth in the first place. When mold is caused by high indoor humidity levels, as is often the case, a commercial-grade dehumidifier prevents mold from taking hold and, just as important, improves your home’s indoor air quality. We are also experienced in repairing and encapsulating problem vented crawl spaces, so you’ll no longer have problems with mold growth, most groundwater intrusions, or insect and wildlife infestations.

If you have any reason to believe that there is mold in your home, play it safe, and give us a call. We safely remove mold from a home and prevent its return. 

our service area

We serve the following areas

Our Locations:

Mold Solutions by Cowleys
1145 NJ-33
Suite #1
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
Service Area
Contact Us