Finding a mold problem in your home is bad enough, and dealing with mold stains after the fact is just another hassle. With water or moisture and the right temperature range, mold will grow on virtually any surface that is made of or is coated by organic material. It makes no difference to mold if the material has been processed and is no longer alive.
At Mold Solutions by Cowleys, we've dealt with mold growth on drywall, wallpaper, plaster, paint, carpets and other floor coverings as well as wooden building materials. For example, in basements and crawl spaces, we've encountered mold on plywood subflooring and floor joists, and in attics, we've found mold growth on attic insulation and on rafters and ceiling joists.
If you have an issue with mold in these areas or anywhere else, we can help. We provide complete mold remediation and mold stain removal services in Toms River, Woodbridge, Cherry Hill and the nearby areas. Call us today at 1-844-385-9604 or click below to get a free estimate!
When the mold is visible, it comes in all different shapes and a wide variety of colors. It may be blue, green, yellow, grey, white, or black, or even some combination or shading of these colors. Actively growing mold is usually soft and damp and smears if touched. Dormant or dead mold, which is usually dry and powdery, is particularly dangerous because it easily becomes airborne when disturbed. All mold, whether active, dormant, or dead, is potentially dangerous and must be treated. Our 4-Step MAPS Mold Treatment and Prevention System destroys any mold growth, rendering it harmless and non-allergenic.
However, even after the mold is killed, there may still be surface discoloration or spots where there had been mold growth. These stains and discolorations are caused by enzymes produced by the mold to break down the material, just like the enzymes we produce in our digestive system to break down food. In addition to stains caused by wood-dissolving enzymes, some molds produce staining pigmented compounds, which often show up as black or blue-black stains.
Removal of these stains and discolorations is a cosmetic, aesthetic choice for the homeowner. It is not a necessary part of treating the mold. After our treatment, the mold is gone and there is no longer a health risk. These remaining stains, while unsightly, do not have mold and they pose no health hazard. In these cases, after treating the mold, we can apply an effective mold stain remover to some types of surfaces, which can greatly reduce the visible staining. However, in living spaces, or a home that is for sale, many homeowners choose to paint the treated surfaces.
If you have issues with mold growth in your home, call the mold removal experts at Mold Solutions by Cowleys today. We provide complete solutions for mold treatment and mold stain removal. We offer free estimates on all our work in Woodbridge, Toms River, Cherry Hill, Bridgewater, Princeton Junction, Middletown, Old Bridge, Piscataway, New Brunswick, Lakewood and throughout the surrounding areas.
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