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Bathroom Vent Malfunction Causes Mold Growth in Eatontown, NJ

These homeowners in Eatontown had their bathroom vent hose detach from the bathroom vent fan, and hot bathroom air was being belched straight into the attic pretty much every day someone was taking a nice, hot shower. This problem went unnoticed for about a year, resulting in significant mold growth all over the attic rafters and roof sheathing.

To help prevent mold growth in your home, it is important to move moist humid air out of the home before it can condense and lead to dangerous mold growth. It’s why we have exhaust systems for clothes dryers, attic ventilation fans, and bathroom ventilation fans. When any of these systems are not properly functioning and fail to move moist air out of the home or have been improperly installed, wood rot and other damage from moisture and the dangerous consequence of chronic moisture conditions, mold growth, often results. 

Once the problem was found, the homeowners immediately had the hose fixed. But they had a mold problem that needed to be resolved, so they contacted Mold Solutions By Cowleys to kill the mold. Since all of the building materials were structurally intact with no water damage and only had superficial mold growth, there was no need for a massive tear-out and renovation project. Instead, we were able to permanently remove the mold in less than a day with our treatment process that involves two separate products. 

First, we applied our EPA-registered anti-microbial, called MAPS 1, which targets mold at its DNA and kills it immediately. Next, we applied our patented polymer sealant called MAPS 2. This sealant is what makes our mold treatment process unique in the industry. MAPS 2 encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it useless and non-allergenic. Additionally, MAPS 2 is moisture-sensitive and whenever it senses moisture, the sealant reactivates to prevent the return of any new mold growth in any of the treated areas.

Needless to say, the homeowner was quite relieved that his attic mold problem could be addressed and resolved so quickly. The lesson learned in these cases is to periodically check those seldom visited places in your home like your crawl space and attic to make sure that there are no mold issues or other hidden problems lurking above or below.

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