Mold on the Walls
We began inspecting and found mold on the walls throughout the basement as well as behind the drop down ceiling. The reason for the mold growth was incredibly high humidity levels in the basement.
Close Off the Area
We properly sealed off the area and set-up our HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Air) air scrubber. This machine draws in air and passes it through a series of HEPA filters, capturing the microscopic mold spores. Regular air filters will not work and often spreads the spores, exacerbating the problem.
First, we began applying MAPS 1, which is an EPA registered antimicrobial solution that attacks mold at a cellular level and kills it instantly. MAPS stands for Mold Abatement Polymer Solutions.
The Drop Ceiling
We made sure to treat the area behind the drop ceiling as well as throughout the entire basement.
Now for the Second Part
Afterwards, we applied our patented sealant called MAPS 2. This encapsulates the surface that the mold is growing on and renders it harmless and non-allergenic.
Prevents it From Returning
MAPS 2 is also moisture-sensitive and reactivates when it gets wet to prevent any future mold growth. Lastly, we installed a Sedona commercial grade dehumidifier, which will regulate the humidity levels in the basement to the appropriate levels. Now mold is no longer an issue for this homeowner.