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Our Mold Removal Services Case Studies: High Humidity and Mold Go Hand-in-Hand in Shrewsbury, NJ

Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 by Brian Gural


We were sent out on a service call for a homeowner in Shrewsbury, NJ who was experiencing an issue with mold in his basement. We arrived at the home, equipped our personal protective equipment, and began inspecting the basement. After a few minutes, we discovered mold growth on the coffee table, desk chairs, and tables. When it comes to mold removal, it's not just enough to find the mold and treat it. We needed to understand WHAT caused had the mold to begin with, that way we can solve the underlying issue and prevent future mold growth.

We had a suspicion that it was because it was incredibly humid in the basement, so we measured the humidity levels with our hygrometer, which is a device used to measure the water vapor in the air. Sure enough, we discovered that the humidity levels were incredibly high and that was the cause of mold in the basement.

Controlling the humidity levels in your home greatly influences the comfort you will experience as well as save you energy and reduce maintenance. Your home will feel most comfortable at humidity levels between 30 - 50%. Too much humidity can cause condensation on windows, wet stains on walls and ceilings, moldy bathrooms, musty odor, and/or clammy feel to the air. Rot and structural damage can also result from extended periods of high humidity in your home and can attract pests. 



For treatment, we applied an EPA-registered, 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 harmless and non-allergenic. MAPS 2 reactivates when it gets moist to prevent the growth of any future mold colonies.

To treat the high humidity levels in the basement, we installed a Sedona commercial-grade dehumidifier. The Sedona is a powerful energy-efficient dehumidifier that outperforms standard household dehumidifiers by as much as 10 times while using the same amount of energy to run. With an efficient combination of MAPS 1 & 2  and the Sedona dehumidifier, mold and musty odors don't stand a chance.

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