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Laundry room mold in Highlands, NJ apartment building

Laundry room mold in Highlands, NJ apartment building

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Laundry room mold in Highlands, NJ apartment building Laundry room mold in Highlands, NJ apartment building

I took this photo of a tenant laundry room in an apartment building. There was no dehumidification system in this room. The room had sustained high humidity and moisture because of the constant use of the washers and dryers. As often happens in enclosed areas with chronically high indoor humidity, mold took hold and started to grow on the walls. This mold was not only unsightly, but was also a potential health hazard for the building’s tenants.

The property manager recognized that this mold problem needed to be taken care of, and contacted Cowleys for a mold treatment.  A crew from the Mold Solutions division arrived to treat the area. We treated the entire with an EPA-registered antimicrobial (MAPS 1) followed by a patented sealant (MAPS 2). This sealant instantly kills any mold on contact and is also moisture-sensitive. If necessary, this product will reactivate to kill any future mold growth in the treated area. We also scrubbed the walls to remove any visible staining. The staining left by mold is not allergenic, but it is unsightly. In areas of buildings used by its occupants, we remove as much of the staining as possible. However, sometimes there are remnants of deep stains will not go away no matter how much scrubbing is done. These limited deep stain areas must be painted over.

For long-term prevention, our maintenance team is installing a commercial-grade Sani-Dry dehumidifier. These dehumidifiers are specifically built to keep indoor humidity at levels where mold cannot grow. Also, the laundry room will have clean, dry air instead of the thick, wet, smelly air associated with high humidity. These dehumidifiers are maintenance-free with no water pan to empty. They also have a built-in auto-humidistat that senses the moisture level in the space, automatically turning the unit on and off depending on room conditions.

Broken Vent Fan Causes Mold in Highlands, NJ Bathroom

Broken Vent Fan Causes Mold in Highlands, NJ Bathroom

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Broken Vent Fan Causes Mold in Highlands, NJ Bathroom Broken Vent Fan Causes Mold in Highlands, NJ Bathroom

Recently, a two-man crew from Cowleys Mold Solutions was sent to a home in Highlands, NJ to deal with a bathroom mold problem. We often think of mold growing in the dark humid spaces of our homes we rarely visit like basements and crawl spaces. However, in the living areas of our home, bathrooms are one of the most common mold-growth locations. Every day, we fill our bathrooms with excess moisture from bathing. Just think about it — bathrooms are, by far, the wettest rooms in the house! And that means they are the perfect environment for mold to thrive if there is not proper ventilation and the bathroom surfaces are not kept dry. 

A well-ventilated bathroom is essential, especially with bathrooms without windows. In those cases, properly functioning bathroom vents are essential to help carry away moist air. Here, the ventilation fan in the main bathroom broke, and it was not timely fixed. After months of the family taking showers with no bath fan to remove the moisture, mold had started to form. The homeowners finally got around to installing a new fan but the damage was done — there was extensive mold growth in the bathroom. The problem with mold is that once mold it takes hold, it lives for only one purpose: to keep recolonizing by spreading its airborne spores to re-attach elsewhere.

We were able to immediately resolve this bathroom mold problem. In less than a day, we applied a powerful anti-microbial (MAPS 1) to kill the mold, and then applied a patented, proprietary sealant (MAPS 2) that kills the mold at the cellular level rendering it inert and harmless so that it no longer poses a health risk. This sealant also reactivates with moisture to prevent any regrowth of mold.

With this project, like the vast majority of our mold treatment projects, there was no need to remove any building materials, so the homeowners were able to avoid a costly renovation. 

Finally. we wiped down any visible mold and stains that were left behind. When we were finished, the bathroom was safe for the family to use. We were glad that we could quickly and thoroughly treat the mold for these homeowners and make their bathroom safe once again without anyone having to worry about getting sick from mold growth.

 

 

 

 

 

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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 Highlands:

  • Home mold removal
  • Mildew removal
  • Black mold remediation
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  • 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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Unfortunately, mold growth in non-living areas of the home like crawl spaces, basements, and attics is often not discovered until a home inspection...
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Crawl Space Mold Found in Highlands, NJ

Homeowners from Highlands, NJ, found themselves with a mold problem in their crawl space. This is an all-too-common occurence for Jersey Shore homeowners. We can have exceptionally high humidity levels build up in our basements and crawl spaces, especially during the summer months. A major misconception about mold is that you only have to worry about it following some major water intrusion event like flooding. Far from it, Moisture from chronically high indoor humidity levels is more than enough to trigger dangerous mold growth. Mold formation caused by high moisture and humidity levels accounts for most of the mold problems that we treat. 

For these homeowners, a crew from Mold Solutions By Cowleys treated the mold in less than a day. For this job, we needed to remove the existing insulation and the vapor barrier. Both were covered with mold and unsalvageable. Next, we treated the mold-affected areas with two applications. First, we applied an EPA-registered antimicrobial (MAPS 1) followed by a patented sealant available to licensed distributors (MAPS 2). This unique product not only kills the existing mold, but it also has moisture sensitivity. and will reactivate to kill future mold growth in the treated areas. 

For long-term mold prevention, it is critical to deal with the underlying problem: Humidity. As long as this crawl space had sustained high humidity levels, it would be at risk for a returning mold problem. We installed a new vapor barrier, blocked the vents, and installed a SaniDry Sedona dehumidifier with a condensate pump. These rugged dehumidifiers are designed to work in basements and crawl spaces. These machines are maintenance-free with no water pan to empty, and using a built-in hygrometer that constantly measures the room’s humidity, the machine turns on and off automatically as needed without human intervention. 

With our mold treatment applications along with the dehumidifier installation and other improvements and upgrades, these homeowners now have peace of mind that their crawl space is mold-free, and even more important, will stay that way. 

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