Before & After

Mold Removal in Wall, NJ

Recently, I went on a service call to a commercial property in Wall NJ, after the property owner found mold during his renovations. Before beginning my inspection, I equipped my personal protective equipment (PPE). Why? Once mole spores are disturbed, the spores detach and start floating everywhere, landing on anything and anyone. If you’re not wearing any PPE, you’re inviting all of those mold spores to settle on your clothing, the area you’re cleaning, your shoes (allowing mold to travel to other areas in your home), in your eyes, and up your nose into your upper respiratory system! This is an imperative first step to any mold inspection.  

Once I put on my PPE I began my inspection of the entire property. After a thorough inspection, I noticed a small amount of mold growth on the interior of the wall plywood. As I took a closer look, I noticed there was moisture entering from the exterior siding. Turns out the siding of the building is stucco and water was flowing from the top of the building between the stucco and the sheathing. This moisture led to mold growth. Mold thrives on organic materials like natural fibers (cotton, wool), paper, leather, wood, or surfaces coated with organic matter such as food, grease, and soil. Mold grows best in warm temperatures of 77 to 86 degrees and needs moisture that can come from water leaks, flooding, high relative humidity, or condensation. Mold growing on exterior stucco walls is not only unsightly, but it can also cause larger problems if it gets in between your home's exterior stucco and framing. 

Before treating any mold on your property, you must first fix the problem or the water source causing the mold to grow. Fortunately, the property owner repaired the leak by the time I arrived. 

In order to begin the treatment process successfully, I needed to remove the insulation in the affected areas to gain access to the sheathing. The property owner allowed me to do so as the contractor he hired will replace the insulation and drywall. Then, I applied an EPA-registered, non-toxic antimicrobial solution called Mold Abatement Polymer Solutions 1 (MAPS 1). MAPS 1 breaks down mold at a cellular level and kills it instantly. Once that solution dried, we applied a patented sealant called MAPS 2. This moisture-sensitive sealant encapsulates mold, rendering it inert, harmless, and non-allergenic. MAPS 2 reactivates when it gets moist to prevent the growth of any future mold colonies. Now the property owner can continue his renovations in a safe, mold-free environment.  

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Mold Solutions by Cowleys
1145 NJ-33
Suite #1
Farmingdale, NJ 07727
1-732-658-4098
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