Mold and Infection Control for Commercial Buildings in Central NJ

Why is There Mold in Commercial Buildings?

Today's buildings have been constructed or upgraded to be "airtight" in order to improve energy efficiency and create a comfortable indoor working environment. With airtight construction, the building's envelope is sealed to prevent the transfer of indoor and outdoor air, instead relying on an upgraded mechanical ventilation system. All too often, airtight buildings wind up with mold problems caused by excess humidity and moisture and condensation issues. Once a building has water or moisture buildup, traditional building materials like wood, drywall, and even fiberglass insulation can quickly become a breeding ground for mold.

Of course, mold problems are not limited to just airtight buildings. Property owners and managers of commercial structures of any age can find themselves with a mold problems for a variety of reasons. Mold can be caused by internal problems like chronically high indoor humidity levels and leaking plumbing or roof, or external events like flooding from a Nor'easter, and it happens quickly. Under the right conditions, mold can start growing in as little as 24 to 48 hours. If you are in Woodbridge, Toms River, Middletown, or nearby and suspect a mold issue, contact Mold Solutions by Cowleys right away!

Hospital Mold removal in Central NJ

Why is There Mold in Medical Facilities and Hospitals?

Mold is found in medical facilities and hospitals just as it is found in any commercial structure. Buildings with airtight construction are prone to mold problems because of excess humidity and moisture and condensation issues. Mold can also be caused by any water intrusion such as leaking plumbing or roofs.

Of course, mold in hospitals takes on added urgency because of its patients, many of whom are infants, the elderly, or are immunity-compromised. All of these groups are much more susceptible to mold sensitivities and developing complications from mold exposure. Hospital-acquired mold infections have also been linked to new construction, renovation, and maintenance activities, which for many hospitals is a yearly occurrence.

Construction activities are more than an inconvenience to hospital personnel. Movement of building materials dislodges mold spores, and once airborne, travel on air currents throughout the wings of the hospital.

Why is There Mold in Schools?

Mold in schools is especially problematic because with classrooms tend to be small enclosed areas with limited airflow where children and teachers spend hours at a time breathing in the same air. Mold-laden air can tigger health issues with children, an especially vulnerable population, especially those children with pre-existing allergy or respiratory problems.

Mold forms in buildings whenever there is water or moisture buildup, and schools can experience water damage in a variety of ways -- roof or plumbing leaks, flooding, chronically high humidity, and poor drainage of water runoff or landscape irrigation, just to name a few. If building materials or furnishings remain wet or damp, mold can start growing in as little as 24 to 48 hours.

Commercial Mold removal in Central NJ

How to Keep Your Commercial Building Mold-Free

With commercial buildings, Mold Solutions by Cowleys understands the importance of timeliness in identifying and treating mold issues to minimize lost productivity. And we have the solution. With our mold treatment process, an effective alternative to traditional mold remediation that may be right for you. Often, we can resolve the most challenging mold problems in less than a day if the mold-affected materials are not water-damaged and still salvageable. In those cases, we treat the mold directly and leave the building materials in place. And if traditional remediation is necessary, our experienced mold team removes only what is necessary and takes all the appropriate precautions to contain the mold.

Mold Solutions by Cowleys offers inspections and estimates for commercial mold removal service in New Jersey. We can inspect your facility to determine the underlying cause of the mold, treat the mold, and take the necessary steps to prevent its return. We apply a patented mold polymer sealant that safely treats all strains of mold, including toxic black mold. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to effectively remediate the mold in your commercial structure.

Infection Control in Commercial Buildings

The best defense against viruses is a good offense. And that means prevention. MAPS-1 has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, MAPS-1 can be used against 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) when used in accordance with the directions for use against the viruses listed on the MAPS-1 label on hard, non-porous surfaces.

Commercial Mold Treatment

MAPS1 can be used on label for infection prevention treatment.

Bacteria in Athletic Facilities

Bacteria can be transmitted from bacteria left on objects such as wrestling mats.

Why is There Bacteria in Athletic Facilities?

Staphylococcus aureus Bacteria is a growing concern in all athletic environments. MRSA ("Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus") was once considered primarily a hospital- and nursing home- related problem, but no longer. A new type of MRSA has been identified and has found its way into the athletic world by way of gym mats and materials.

The health risks that bacteria create are severe and steps should be taken to prevent their development. Bacteria can be transmitted from carriers or from bacteria left on objects such as wrestling mats and artificial turf for example. People commonly develop staph infections when their skin is broken and the bacteria finds its way into wounds, cuts, and scrapes. When contracted, Staph is highly contagious and it cannot be cured without antibiotics.

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