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How Mold Cleanup Completely Eradicates Mold from Your Caldwell, NJ, Home

April 30th, 2019 · No Comments

Mold growing in your Caldwell, NJ, home isn’t something anyone wants. It’s not just unpleasant, but it damages whatever surface it grows on. Thankfully, the mold cleanup professionals at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the tools and expertise to tackle any size mold outbreak. How do we completely eradicate mold from your home? Keep reading to find out!


Fix the Cause

It may seem like mold appears out of nowhere, but it thrives in moist conditions. Unless the underlying moisture issue in your home is fixed, any mold cleanup efforts are futile. There are a few steps we take to solve moisture issues.


Control Humidity: We try to reduce the humidity in your home to an ideal level of 35-50% by using equipment like air conditioners and dehumidifiers. If humidity is an issue in your home, we also provide you with tips for reducing it yourself, like venting humid air outside.


Insulate: We ensure there’s adequate insulation to reduce the chances of condensation forming on cold surfaces such as exterior walls, pipes, roofs, and windows. This condensation can easily go unnoticed and facilitate mold growth.


Check for Leaks: We inspect the house for appliances that might be leaking. Common culprits include pipes, hoses, showers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and washing machines. We also check attics, doors, ceilings, and windows for signs of leaks and water stains so that we can identify and resolve any issues.


Search for Cracks: Water can easily seep into your home through holes in the walls or cracks in the foundation. We check for these so they can be fixed, preventing further moisture from entering your home.


Stop the Spread of Mold Spores

Mold spores can easily spread through your home. While mold spores are always present in the air, if they find a suitable place to take hold, you can quickly have a colony on your hands. When treating an existing colony, disruption can easily cause spores to spread to other areas of your home. That’s why while performing mold cleanup, we take extra steps to prevent spores from traveling throughout your home. Oftentimes, we’ll switch off your HVAC system as spores can easily use it to travel to other areas of your home.


Use Effective Cleaning Products

It takes more than a splash of bleach to kill and remove a mold colony. The types of cleaning products we use also depend on the surface the mold is growing on. For example, if mold is growing in your HVAC system, we use anti-microbial solutions for cleaning. Everything we use is certified by the EPA.

Extenuating circumstances can complicate mold cleanup. For example, if a sewage leak was the cause of mold growth, we’ll have to use industrial grade disinfectants to prevent any negative health effects that can be caused by exposure to sewage.


Effective mold cleanup can only be completed by trained professionals. The technicians at ServiceMaster Metropolitan have the experience and industrial grade equipment to completely eradicate mold from your home and ensure it doesn’t return. For immediate assistance in Caldwell, NJ, contact us at (855) 560-7999.

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