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Groundwater Causes Mold Throughout Church in Asbury Park, NJ

Groundwater Causes Mold Throughout Church in Asbury Park, NJ

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Groundwater Causes Mold Throughout Church in Asbury Park, NJ Groundwater Causes Mold Throughout Church in Asbury Park, NJ

A church in Asbury Park, NJ, like many residences and commercial structures in this oceanfront city, deal with groundwater issues because of its high water table. The water table is the level at which the soil and gravel are completely saturated with water, and properties near oceans and other large bodies of water face exceptionally high water tables. When compounded by heavy rains or significant accumulated snowmelt, the water table is often at or above basement and crawl space levels. Once this occurs, groundwater becomes a serious nuisance, seeping through the porous concrete foundation, often causing flooding. 

Once there is a water intrusion in a basement or crawl space, there is not only potential damage from the water itself. Another significant problem will inevitably arise  mold! Mold is a living breathing fungus that consumes wood and other organic materials. It grows and colonizes through airborne spores. Over time, mold will destroy wood, drywall, carpeting, and many other building materials. Beyond property damage, mold is also a serious health issue. Its airborne spores can have a devastating impact on indoor air quality and cause respiratory problems for those living or using the premises. 

Unfortunately, this church did not deal with its groundwater issues in a timely fashion and found itself with a serious mold problem in its basement. They knew the mold problem had to be addressed or matters would just get worse, and contacted Mold Solutions By Cowleys to get rid of the mold. 

Our Mold Solutions team treated all of the mold growth throughout the entire basement. First, we applied our EPA-registered anti-microbial called MAPS 1. This product attacks mold at its DNA and kills it instantly.

After applying MAPS 1, we then wiped away all the mold and applied MAPS 2. MAPS 2 is a patented sealant that encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it useless and non-allergenic. Unfortunately, due to the fact that mold has been present in the basement for such a long period of time, it stained the walls. Fortunately, these stains are purely aesthetic and pose no health risk. Once MAPS 1 & 2 have been applied, the mold is no longer a threat.

Moldy Drywall Gets Removed in Asbury Park, NJ

Moldy Drywall Gets Removed in Asbury Park, NJ

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Moldy Drywall Gets Removed in Asbury Park, NJ Moldy Drywall Gets Removed in Asbury Park, NJ

Earlier this week, I went out on a service call for a homeowner in Asbury Park, NJ who was having a bit of an issue. Recently, as the homeowner was renovating his garage area, a pipe burst behind the drywall and began leaking water. He was able to stop the water leak in time but missed a portion in the garage. In a short amount of time, mold had developed. 

Mold is considered a biohazard in enclosed spaces, therefore, I need to equip my personal protective equipment. I began surveying the garage and was able to spot the mold growth. Any strain of mold, not just toxic black mold, is potentially hazardous. The elderly and young children are especially susceptible to health issues from indoor mold. Mold Solutions by Cowleys has a new technology solution that kills active mold and its mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are the primary allergens associated with mold spores that cause most severe allergic reactions.

First, I removed the contaminated portion of the drywall and then treated the entire area with an EPA-registered, non-toxic antimicrobial solution called MAPS 1. MAPS 1 breaks down mold at a cellular level and kills it instantly. Next, I applied MAPS 2, which is a moisture-sensitive sealant that encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and reactivates when it gets moist to prevent the growth of any future mold colonies. The homeowner told me that he hired a contractor to take care of the broken pipe. 

Mold Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

Mold Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

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Mold Removal in Asbury Park, NJ Mold Removal in Asbury Park, NJ

Recently, we went on a service call for a homeowner in Asbury Park, NJ who contacted Cowleys to resolve a mold issue that had developed in his attic. Attics are one of the more common places in a home to find mold growth. Attics can suffer from high humidity levels, especially during the summer, as well as water intrusion problems because of roof or soffit leaks. Unfortunately, mold growth in attics often goes unnoticed. It is important to periodically check the non-living spaces in your home like attics and crawl spaces for mold and other issues.

After suiting up with our personal protective equipment (mold is a serious bio-hazard in enclosed spaces), we began our inspection of the attic. Almost immediately, we discovered an area that had evident mold growth. Whenever mold is discovered, to resolve the problem long-term, it is essential to identify the underlying cause of the mold growth and have those issues remedied so that mold doesn’t return. Here, after a thorough inspection, we determined that the mold growth was due to poor ventilation. Attic ventilation is something that few homeowners think about. However, inadequate attic ventilation can lead to very expensive repairs, unnecessarily high utility bills, and as this homeowner found out the hard way, mold growth! Circulating airborne mold spores can cause respiratory issues and skin irritation, especially with the young, the elderly, and those who are immune-compromised. There is no safe level of mold and, if found, it must be treated.

With our mold treatment process, we first applied MAPS 1, an EPA-registered anti-microbial application. MAPS 1 (Mold Abatement Polymer Solution 1) is specifically designed to kill active mold growth. We then scrubbed the surface mold from the attic and applied MAPS 2, a patented polymer sealant that encapsulates the existing dead mold and prevents future mold from growing.

Mold releases enzymes to decompose wood, which leaves a stain. Here, the mold growth had gone unchecked for such a long period of time, and there were some areas where the mold had left deep stains that could not be fully removed. While it appears that there is still mold, these stains are purely aesthetic and pose no health risk. Once MAPS 1 & 2 have been applied, the mold is no longer a threat. The remaining stains are inert, harmless, and non-allergenic. Also, MAPS 2 will reactivate with moisture to fight future mold growth.

Although we treated the mold in the attic, there was still the issue of the underlying condition that triggered the growth in the first place: poor attic ventilation. The homeowner decided to deal with this issue once and for all. He will be hiring our contractor division to install static vents in his attic. Static vents, by improving air exchange, will reduce attic humidity levels and the risk of mold growth. Also, with the installation of these vents, the home will be more comfortable and his utility bills will be reduced. All in all, a very worthwhile investment!

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Asbury Park, NJ is a seaside community located on New Jersey’s central coast, well known for its beautiful beach area and unique collection of historical architecture. Originally developed to serve as a residential resort, the city was named for Francis Asbury, the first American bishop of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the US. In current years, Asbury Park has flourished from a cultural, political, and economic revival due to the growing industry of local and national artists.

Mold Solutions by Cowleys is proud to provide Asbury Park homeowners and businesses with quality mold removal services to improve the health and value of the residence or facility. We not only adhere to the highest industry standards, we strive to be the industry leader in the home improvement related services we provide. We also use state-of-the-art products and technology which are designed to fix your home. We are the authorized in Asbury Park, NJ.

Services we offer in Asbury Park:

  • Home mold removal
  • Mildew removal
  • Black mold remediation
  • Mold testing & sampling
  • Mold cleaning
  • Air duct cleaning
  • Dust might control
  • Commercial mold removal
  • Mold remediation for athletic facilities
  • Mold remediation for schools
  • Mold inspection
  • Mildew cleanup & removal
  • Dehumidification system installation for mold control
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Home inspection on the sale of the home indicates mold on sheathing
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Fully enclosed crawl has mold and needs a ventaiation
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Selling our house. inspector said there is mold in attic and basement. need a quote for remediation . Thanks
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