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How Mold Removal Experts Trace the Source of a Mold Problem in Mahwah, NJ Homes

May 1st, 2018 · No Comments

Water damage in your home can come from a variety of sources, usually resulting in property damage and issues such as mold growth. If you notice mold growing in your Mahwah, NJ home, contact the experts at ServiceMaster Metropolitan for professional mold removal. Our technicians will ensure the mold is completely removed and prevent it from growing back.


In the next few sections we’ll examine how condensation as well as moisture facilitate water damage and subsequent mold growth.


We’ll also give you an insight into how our mold removal team manages and controls condensation, so mold problems don’t resurface after the work is completed.


Water Damage and Mold Growth


We often associate water damage with large scale issues such as flooding, plumbing leaks, or heavy rains. However, water damage can have less obvious sources which are often more dangerous as they can continue undetected for long periods of time.


For example, dampness in a concrete slab can cause the adhesive that bonds the flooring material with the slab to cure improperly, resulting in mold growth.


Similarly, high humidity can cause condensation to form on the back side of vinyl wallpaper that covers your exterior wall, creating the ideal environment for mold.


Our mold removal team is familiar with these issues and can identify the signs of hidden, excess moisture and mold. Treating these issues promptly will prevent serious damage and the need for extensive repairs.


Managing and Controlling Condensation


Water damage and mold growth can be controlled if the condensation in your home is managed. The dew point plays a major role in condensation occurring in the home. Our team checks the dew point within your home to determine if it’s higher in comparison to the temperature of surfaces. A high dew point means condensation will occur on those surfaces.


For example, let’s look at an air-conditioned home where 72°f air is carried by air ducts and the surface temperature of the air ducts is also near the 72°f mark.


If there’s a leak in the ventilation system and humid outside air with a dew point of 80°f leaks into the house, the moisture present in that warmer air will condense over the cooler surfaces of the air ducts. This coating of moisture can facilitate mold growth.


Our mold removal technicians will determine whether there’s a high dew point within your home, identify the cause, and create a plan to fix it.

 Contact the Mold Removal Experts You can Trust

The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the training, experience, and specialized equipment to identify hidden moisture and mold and treat it, and our services are available to residents in Mahwah, NJ and all across Northern New Jersey. If you suspect moisture or mold in your home, don’t wait! For immediate mold removal assistance, contact us at (855) 560-7999.

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