Bathtub Leak Causes Mold in Basement in Monmouth Beach, NJ
With this particular mold assignment, these homeowners in Monmouth Beach, NJ had a tub leak on the first floor of the home. Water then dripped down all the way to the basement, which caused mold on the joists in the basement. The homeowners had fixed the plumbing leak and contacted Mold Solutions by Cowleys to remove the mold.
We treated the mold affected areas with our EPA-registered anti-microbial called MAPS 1. This product attacks mold at its DNA and kills it instantly. Afterward, we applied MAPS 2, which is a patented sealant that encapsulates the surface mold is growing on and renders it useless and non-allergenic. MAPS 2 is also moisture-sensitive and reactivates whenever it gets wet to prevent the return of mold.
Unfortunately, due to the fact that mold has been present in the basement for quite some time, the joists were stained. 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.