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Our Mold Removal Services Case Studies: Outside leak in Eatontown, NJ causes mold on inside wall

Sunday, October 15th, 2017 by Michael Senz

Challenge

The exterior wall of an office/warehouse in Eatontown, NJ was allowing water seepage into the building for quite awhile. Although the leak was fixed, the business found itself with a mold problem because of the water intrusion. Mold had started to grow on the outside bottom of drywall (sheetrock). As long as there is water or moisture, mold will start to grow on any organic material including processed materials such as drywall. Although drywall is a panel made of gypsum plaster, a mineral-based material which isn’t organic, this material is pressed between two thick sheets of paper, which is organic. Once drywall becomes saturated with water, as this business found out the hard way, it can start to grow mold. 

As long as drywall has not lost its structural integrity, with our treatment process, we don’t need to remove it. We simply treat the mold where it sits. However, in this case, because the leak had come into the building from the exterior wall, we wanted to investigate what was going on behind the panel to ensure that there was no mold growth in the wall void. To do so, we cut out a two-foot section of the wall to allow us to fully inspect. 

Solution

Fortunately, nothing was going on behind it and we were only dealing with surface mold, which for us, is easy to treat and does not require removal of building materials. 

We treated the mold with two of our products, an EPA-registered anti-microbial (MAPS 1) followed by a patented sealant that kills mold on contact and has the ability to reactivate to kill future mold growth (MAPS 2). We then wiped down as much of the unsightly visible mold stains as we could.

In less than a day, with our mold treatment process, the office was up and running and mold-free and safe for its employees.

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