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Bathroom vent malfunction causes mold - Attic mold removal in Eatontown

Bathroom vent malfunction causes mold - Attic mold removal in Eatontown

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Bathroom vent malfunction causes mold - Attic mold removal in Eatontown Bathroom vent malfunction causes mold - Attic mold removal in Eatontown

To help prevent mold growth in your home, it is important to move moist humid air out of the home before it can condense and lead to dangerous mold growth. It’s why we have exhaust systems for clothes dryers, attic ventilation fans, and bathroom ventilation fans. When any of these systems are not properly functioning and fail to move moist air out of the home or have been improperly installed, wood rot and other damage from moisture and the dangerous consequence of chronic moisture conditions, mold growth, often results. 

Bathrooms, because of all of the moist air created from hot showers, are one of the most common sources of mold growth in a home. The problem is not only visible mold growth that you see in the bathroom. Mold can form in adjacent spaces as well. For example, moist air can penetrate into wall voids through gaps and cracks around electrical outlets. Also, the Cowleys Mold Solutions team often finds mold growth in attics that’s caused by hot, moist bathroom air. If you have an uninsulated vent pipe that’s running through your cooler attic, condensation will form inside the piping. When you see water to dripping from the bathroom fan cover, it usually isn’t a roof leak. Most of the time, it’s water that’s flowing back down the pipe into the fan. Other problems are caused by venting the bathroom exhaust fan directly into the attic or by placing the vent termination near or under a roof overhang where the moist air then gets sucked up into the open soffit vents straight into the attic. When hot, moisture-filled bathroom air circulates in your attic, the result is often wood rot and mold growth.  

These homeowners in Eatontown had their bathroom vent hose detach from the bathroom vent fan, and hot bathroom air was being belched straight into the attic pretty much every day someone was taking a nice, hot shower. This problem went unnoticed for about a year, resulting in significant mold growth all over the attic rafters and roof sheathing.

Once the problem was found, the homeowners immediately had the hose fixed. But they had a mold problem that needed to be resolved. They contacted Mold Solutions By Cowleys to kill the mold. Since all of the building materials were structurally intact with no water damage and only had superficial mold growth, there was no need for a massive tear out and renovation project. Instead, we were able to permanently remove the mold in less than a day with our treatment process that involves two separate products. 

First, we applied our EPA-registered anti-microbial (MAPS 1). Next, we applied our patented polymer sealant (MAPS 2). This sealant is what makes our mold treatment process unique in the industry. We treat the mold directly right where it sits, avoiding expensive and unnecessary tear-outs. This completely safe and non-toxic sealant instantly destroys mold on contact, rendering it inert, harmless, and non-allergenic. The sealant is also moisture-sensitive. Whenever it senses moisture, the sealant reactivates to prevent the return of any new mold growth in any of the treated areas.

Needless to say, the homeowner was quite relieved that his attic mold problem could be addressed and resolved so quickly. The lesson learned in these cases is to periodically check those seldom visited places in your home like your crawl space and attic to make sure that there are no mold issues or other hidden problems lurking above or below.

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Mold Solutions by Cowleys is your local, trusted source for high quality mold removal services! Our innovative products and procedures are miles ahead of the rest - we can often treat a home in one day, and our unique process eliminates the need for the invasive tear-out that traditional mold remediators use.

We guarantee that areas we treat for mold remain mold-free for one year, renewable for up to five years with a dehumidifier and service contract!

We pride ourselves on top-notch customer service in every interaction, from the initial call to our production crew's cleanup. We work hard to exceed our customers' expectations and ensure that the job is done right; the first time. If you're in need of unparalleled mold removal and control, count on Mold Solutions by Cowleys!

Services we offer in Eatontown:

  • 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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Case Studies From Eatontown
Leaky
This Eatontown, NJ homeowner had a toilet flange than had been leaking for quite awhile. The toilet flange is the pipe fitting that mounts the toilet...
Outside
The exterior wall of an office/warehouse in Eatontown, NJ was allowing water seepage into the building for quite awhile. Although the leak was fixed,...
Job Stories From Eatontown, NJ
Water Seepage Causes Mold in Eatontown, NJ

Recently, a two-man crew from Mold Solutions By Cowleys was sent to an office/warehouse in an Industrial Park in Eatontown, NJ to resolve a mold problem. Mold had formed because of water seepage through an exterior wall. Mold is a byproduct of some water intrusion event. If you have mold, there is underlying water problem that’s caused it. Although we tend to associate mold with a major water intrusion event like flooding, mold can also form with a water problem that’s not at noticeable or dramatic. Sometimes, the water problem is internal such as a leaky pipe or chronically high indoor humidity, especially in basements and crawl spaces. Other times, like here, the mold problem is caused by an external event where water enters the building through the roof, foundation, or external walls.

Here, the water seepage went unnoticed for some period of time. Once it was found, the building owner immediately has the leak fixed. However, it does not take long for mold to take hold, and here, mold had started to grow on the outside bottom of drywall (sheetrock). As long as there is water or moisture, mold will start growing on any organic material, even on materials that are no longer living. Many processed building materials, including drywall, contain organic material, even though they don’t look like anything that resembles anything that was once alive and found in nature. Although drywall is primarily made of inorganic gypsum plaster. It is pressed between two thick sheets of paper, which is “organic” food for mold. When drywall become water-saturated, it acts like a sponge. Mold formation on drywall can form and spread quickly.  

With our mold treatment process, we treat the mold directly, right where it sits. If the building material has not lost its structural integrity, we don’t need to remove it. Since, water had leaked into the building from the exterior wall, it was important to determine if there was any mold growth in the wall void. Mold is not always visible and in plain sight. To ensure that there was no mold growth in the wall void, we cut out a small section of the drywall panel so that we could inspect behind it. No mold had formed in the void. This was good news for the building owner. Since we were only dealing with surface mold, we could treat the mold without removing building materials. Our mold treatment process often allows building owners to avoid costly tear-outs and renovation. Also, removing mold-tainted materials is not foolproof. Significant precautions must be taken so that mold spores don’t fly off and reattach elsewhere.

We started by treated the mold with an EPA-registered anti-microbial (MAPS 1). Next, we applied our patented sealant (MAPS 2) which kills mold on contact. This sealant has the unique ability to reactivate with water or moisture and kill future mold growth in any of the treated areas. Finally, we scrubbed off the mold stains. Mold stains are residue of the mold enzymes dissolving the material. These stains themselves are not harmful or allergenic like the mold itself. However, they are aesthetically unappealing. As long as the stains are not too deeply embedded in the materials, we can remove or at least substantially reduce their appearance. Bottom line: Our crew finished up in less than a day, and after we were done, we left the building mold-free and safe for its employees and customers.

Work Requests From Eatontown, NJ
Campbell Drive in Eatontown
We removed a sink and cabinet unit in our basement, which had been flooded before we moved into the house, and it looks as tho that is where there leak was coming from. It seems to have mold on the cinder blocks in that corner along with the base of the cinder block all the way around the base of the foundation.
in Eatontown
Found a large area, roughly 4ft by 4ft, of black mold above the drop ceilings in my restaurant. Checked everywhere else and no other mold was found. Need to eradicate mold and prevent mold from growing in the future.
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