Mold Removal & Mold Services Case Studies: Mold Throughout the Crawl Space in Hazlet, NJ
An apartment complex in Hazlet, NJ had extensive mold growth in one of its crawl spaces. Turns out, this apartment developed a severe mold problem after its hot water pipe burst, flooding the crawl space. If there is excess moisture or water, mold will grow on virtually anything. In addition to the water escaping from the broken pipe, steam wetted and softened the joists and subfloor further accelerating the mold growth.
Even though the mold is not in living spaces, it still must be treated. Mold spores easily travel on air currents throughout a structure, so this crawl space mold would inevitably spread throughout the building as the spores reattach elsewhere, causing further damage and potential health risks to the tenants by affecting the indoor air quality. Mold can cause a variety of respiratory and other health problems when growing in an enclosed area.
We equipped our Personal Protective Gear and treated every square inch of the crawl spac with our EPA-registered antimicrobial solution called Mold Abatement Polymer Solution 1, or MAPS 1. This product attacks mold on a cellular level and kills it instantly. We then used our mold stain remover, scrubbed away all the excess mold staining, and then applied our patented sealant MAPS 2. This application encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it harmless and non-allergenic. MAPS 2 is also moisture-sensitive and will reactivate whenever it gets wet to prevent future mold growth.
Mold growing on crawl space beams.
Crawl space beams after treating it with MAPS.