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How Mold Removal Professionals Tackle Hidden Mold in Hamburg, NJ Homes

February 26th, 2019 · No Comments

Mold growth in your Hamburg, NJ home is a serious problem. Mold degrades the surfaces it grows upon and can contribute to health issues in vulnerable adults and children. Make sure the mold is removed and won’t return with professional mold removal from ServiceMaster Metropolitan. We’ll remove any scale of mold growth quickly and ensure it doesn’t rear its ugly head again.


Mold doesn’t need a lot to begin growing; just moisture and a safe environment. Oftentimes, mold will form in hidden areas where it will grow continuously until it’s found. This can lead to extensive damage to the home. Today, we’re going to explore common areas where mold can grow undetected and how our professionals remove hidden mold!


Common Areas Where Mold Grows

First of all, only a licensed environmental hygienist can check and test for hidden mold. They’re trained in specialized detection methods and know where hidden mold is most often present. Common locations where mold grows undetected are:


  • Walls located behind furniture
  • Utility tunnels and pipe chases with condensing pipes
  • Ductwork with porous acoustic or thermal liners
  • Air handling units consisting of condensate drain pans
  • Roofing materials that are present above ceiling tiles
  • Behind drywall
  • Drywall covered with vinyl wallpaper



Preventing the Spread of Mold and Exposure

Treating hidden mold requires a gentle touch and caution at every turn. For example, if we’re treating mold growing under wallpaper, removing that wallpaper can release a significant amount of mold spores which can then spread throughout the home. To protect ourselves, we wear personal protective equipment. To protect the area, we build a containment chamber to secure it to prevent mold spores from spreading.



Using Advanced Moisture Detection Equipment

We have access to advanced mold removal equipment which helps us detect hidden moisture that contributes to mold growth. Some of the equipment we use includes:


  • Moisture Meters: Moisture meters measure the moisture content of different areas of your home. Since mold needs moisture to grow, this helps us find the areas with excess moisture that are likely contributing to mold growth without using invasive methods.
  • Humidity Gauges: As the name suggests, these devices monitor the humidity inside your home. When we remove mold, we want to ensure it doesn’t return. To do this, we resolve whatever moisture issue initially enabled the mold growth. Using humidity gauges helps us ensure lingering moisture is removed.



Different Mold Removal Methods Processes


We use different methods while performing mold removal, depending on the situation. Some of the methods that are used include:


  • Wet Extraction: These are used for removing water or excess moisture from your home that may contribute to mold growth.
  • Damp Wipe: If mold is growing on a hard, nonporous surface, our team will scrub or wipe such surfaces using detergent and water. We ensure that these nonporous surfaces are quickly dried to make sure mold does not start growing again.
  • Specialized Solutions: Depending on the severity of the mold colony, we’ll use specialized solutions that not only kill the existing mold but also make the surface uninhabitable for mold in the future.


Hidden mold is a common issue for homeowners in Hamburg, NJ and all of northern New Jersey. Whether it’s from recent water damage that wasn’t treated properly, undetected water damage, or excess moisture, mold can quickly become established in your home without you knowing it. If you suspect mold in your home, contact the mold removal professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan at (855) 560-7999 for immediate assistance!


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