Mold Remediation NJ, Mold Testing NJ

Mold Inspection NJ, Mold Removal, Since 1998

Professional mold remediation, mold testing and mold removal in New Jersey since 1998.  Mold remediation is the source removal and/or cleaning of media that is contaminated with mold.  Mold consumes organic material such as wood, Sheetrock and cellulose.  Long term growth of mold can degrade wood and Sheetrock which then requires removal and replacement, this is often the case with water damaged material such as carpeting, ceiling tile, Sheetrock and wood framing.  When conditions are right mold will grow on  the surfaces of inorganic material where a thin layer of organic material maybe present, such as HVAC ducts, concrete, furniture and even exercise equipment. 

Effective mold remediation includes both the removal of the mold as well as finding the source of the moisture that caused the mold growth.  An often overlooked portion of any mold remediation is the evaluation of what caused the mold growth in the first places and the application of measures to prevent the situation from reoccurring.  Simple put, define what was the moisture source (many times it is sources) and remedy the cause.

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Most mold remediation is not a DIY (Do It Yourself) project, simple because homeowners don't have access to the necessary equipment and are not trained in the remediation of mold.  If you were  to list a summary of the necessary steps you could condense them into ten steps.

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Roof sheeting contaminated with Mold BEFORE Remediation.

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 Roof sheeting AFTER Mold remediation.

 

1. Seal off doors, windows, ducts, ect. in the work area from other areas of the building.

2.Establish a negative air environment utilizing HEPA air filtration.  This creates a contained work environment so the mold will not spread while the remediation is occurring.

3. Ensure all workers have PPE including respiratory protection.  Mold remediation can entail controlled demolition of mold impacted building materials.  This can be hard work and workers are more susceptible to the air born mold spores if they do not have proper respiratory protection.

4. Hepa vacuum loose growth on impacted material.  By HEPA vacuuming surfaces before demolition, you are removing the mold spores that would get airborne. For smoother surfaces, wipe  with an EPA approved fungicide.  This cannot be performed (Wiping ) on non smooth surfaces, which are most wood surfaces such as ceilings in attics and crawl spaces.  The wood in these areas typically do not have a smooth finish so wiping is both impractical and ineffective.

5. Remove and double bag impacted building material and contents that cannot be cleaned such as insulation and damaged Sheetrock.  Bagging the material helps ensure that when mold contaminated material is removed from the work area mold spores are not spread to other clean areas.  

6. Hepa vacuum each wall and floor of the rooms, including ceiling and walls.  Again mold remediation is about the REMOVAL of the mold, which often times translates into a thorough cleaning of the area.

7. After cleaning and to BOTH ensure that cleaning was effective and to PREVENT future mold growth, apply a tinted (colored) sealant with fungicide to encapsulate the porous surfaces (wood) from absorbing moisture and to kill and remaining mold spores.

8.  Re clean the walls and floor with HEPA vacuums.

9.  Remove remediation equipment and install HEPA Air Scrubbers to cleaning the work room air.  This can be performed for several days AFTER remediation.  HEPA air scrubbers filter airborne contaminants down to the size of a human blood cell.  Post remedial air scrubbing is performed to help polish and air in the room remediate and to ensure that you have captured airborne mold spores.

10. Return to site to remove filtration equipment and to remove poly barriers that were installed in STEP 1 to separate the work area. 

After mold remediation the building space is ready for re occupancy. 

 

Questions?  Call 888-301-1050

 

  • Mold Remediation NJ
    This photo series represents a vacant home where water historically infiltrated the unfinished space of the first floor (slab on grade construction).  A water pipe froze and broke and at one point up to 14" of water filled the space, impacting Sheetrock, insulation and carpets.  
  •  The water entry was discovered within a week, which helped prevent mold growth from spreading too far past the high water mark (mold needs 48 to 72 hours of moisture to start to grow and spread). 
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • This photo series represents a vacant home where water historically infiltrated the unfinished space of the first floor (slab on grade construction). 
  • Areas were cleaned with HEPA vacuums and a fungicide applied to kill and residual mold spores. The final approach was applying a white encapsulate containing a long acting fungicide to prevent future mold growth (the historic water entry was repaired) and to ensure that any remaining spores were remediated.
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal. All impacted building materials were removed under controlled conditions (negative air). 
  • The final approach was applying a white encapsulate containing a long acting fungicide to prevent future mold growth (the historic water entry was repaired) and to ensure that any remaining spores were remediated.
  •  The final approach was applying a white encapsulate containing a long acting fungicide to prevent future mold growth (the historic water entry was repaired) and to ensure that any remaining spores were remediated.
  •  Only Sheetrock and insulation up to 24" required removal thus saving restoration costs as the entire wall did not require new sheetrock.

 

Curren Environmental provides mold testing and mold remediation in  the following locations:

Absecon, Adelphia, Allamuchy, Allendale, Allenhurst, Allentown, Allenwood, Alloway, Almonesson, Alpine, Andover, Annandale, Asbury, Asbury Park, Atco, Atlantic City, Atlantic Highlands, Audubon, Augusta, Avalon, Avenel, Avon By The Sea, Baptistown, Barnegat, Barnegat Light, Barrington, Basking Ridge, Bayonne, Bayville, Beach Haven, Beachwood, Bedminster, Belford, Belle Mead, Belleville, Bellmawr, Belmar, Belvidere, Bergenfield, Berkeley Heights, Berlin, Bernardsville, Beverly, Birmingham, Blackwood, Blairstown, Blawenburg, Bloomfield, Bloomingdale, Bloomsbury, Bogota, Boonton, Bordentown, Bound Brook, Bradley Beach, Branchville, Brick, Bridgeport, Bridgeton, Bridgewater, Brielle, Brigantine, Broadway, Brookside, Browns Mills, Budd Lake, Buena, Burlington, Butler, Buttzville, Caldwell, Califon, Camden, Cape May, Cape May Court House, Cape May Point, Carlstadt, Carteret, Cedar Brook, Cedar Grove, Cedar Knolls, Cedarville, Changewater, Chatham, Chatsworth, Cherry Hill, Chester, Clark, Clarksboro, Clarksburg, Clayton, Clementon, Cliffside Park, Cliffwood, Clifton, Clinton, Closter, Collingswood, Cologne, Colonia, Colts Neck, Columbia, Columbus, Cookstown, Cranbury, Cranford, Cream Ridge, Cresskill, Crosswicks, Dayton, Deal, Deepwater, Deerfield Street, Delaware, Delmont, Demarest, Dennisville, Denville, Dividing Creek, Dorchester, Dorothy, Dover, Dumont, Dunellen, East Brunswick, East Hanover, East Orange, East Rutherford, Eatontown, Edgewater, Edison, Egg Harbor City, Egg Harbor Township, Elizabeth, Elmer, Elmwood Park, Elwood, Emerson, Englewood, Englewood Cliffs, Englishtown, Essex Fells, Estell Manor, Ewan, Fair Haven, Fair Lawn, Fairfield, Fairton, Fairview, Fanwood, Far Hills, Farmingdale, Flagtown, Flanders, Flemington, Florence, Florham Park, Fords, Forked River, Fort Lee, Fort Monmouth, Fortescue, Franklin, Franklin Lakes, Franklin Park, Franklinville, Freehold, Frenchtown, Garfield, Garwood, Gibbsboro, Gibbstown, Gillette, Gladstone, Glassboro, Glasser, 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