The new way to kill mold and keep it from coming back.
Serving Central NJ, Middletown, Woodbridge, Toms River
Exterior caulking around a window that had deteriorated over time, allowing water to seep inside.
First, we removed the damaged contaminated sheetrock. Often, if building materials have not lost their structural integrity we can treat the mold right where it sits without removing the underlying material. However, if building materials like this sheetrock are damaged, it has to be removed. Next, we treated the mold, first using an EPA-registered antimicrobial (MAPS 1) followed by a patented sealant (MAPS 2) available only to licensed distributors. This product not only destroys mold at the cellular level, but also has the ability to reactivate based on moisture conditions.
If any mold attempts to take root and regrow in any of the treated areas, this sealant will reactivate to kill any new mold growth before it has a chance to take hold. After replacing the cut-out sheetrock, we re-caulked the window to stop any further water intrusion. When dealing with mold, it is critical to find and fix the underlying water problem so the mold does not return. With the mold gone and the bedroom looking as good as new, the homeowners could not have been more pleased. Their only regret was not contacting Cowleys before attempting a DIY mold treatment. There are many DIY projects available to homeowners, but mold removal should be left to a professional mold treatment service. Mold is a bio-hazard that can cause serious respiratory problems, and all mold is potentially hazardous, not just "toxic" black mold. Exposure to mold in an enclosed environment is a health hazard, and our mold treatment process keeps the mold localized, ensuring that mold spores will not be dispersed throughout your home to re-attach elsewhere.
There is the always the risk of dangerous mold growth inside a home whenever there is a water intrusion problem (which includes chronically high indoor humidity levels, especially in basements and crawl spaces). Some water intrusion problems are obvious and overwhelming as basement flooding or a leaky pipe or roof. Other water intrusion problems can be more subtle, For example, this home in Little Silver, NJ, had exterior caulking around a window that had deteriorated over time, allowing water to seep inside. This problem went unnoticed for awhile, and mold started to grow in the bedroom.
Prior to contacting Mold Solutions By Cowleys, the homeowners attempted a DIY mold control treatment that they purchased at one of the big-box home improvement stores. As often happens, the promises of the product did not live up to the reality. The store-bought treatment product was ineffective and the mold returned soon thereafter. Finally they contacted us for professional mold treatment services. A two-person team of our mold specialists were dispatched to take care of their problem.
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