Manuel Tojal

March 26, 2015
by Manuel Tojal
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Mold Remediation

Mold Remediation, Removal, Testing & Inspections Located in New Jersey
Manuel Tojal, LLC

New Jersey mold remediation specialists work in a very tough, dirty, and dangerous field. Even with all the proper protective equipment our team is exposed to very harmful environments on a daily basis. Many people are unaware of the trials and tribulations that mold removal workers face from day-to-day. Whether it’s a small problem or a big problem there are always large risks at stake. This is why you need a team of mold remediation experts with decades of experience in this field.

Home restoration, mold remediation, waterproofing and foundation repair are trades that require a great level of training and expertise.

The biggest mistake a homeowner can make is bringing in the unexperienced crew of regular contractors into their home. You absolutely have to make sure that you are working with the best of the best. Since this is a specialized field you need people you can trust who understand and acknowledge not just how to kill a mold in your home but how to stop it from ever growing back. Furthermore, if you are selling your home and remediation work is not done properly you can be brought to court and sued.

 

The 5 most common triggers for mold are:

1) Faulty plumbing, old or cracked pipes.
2) Source of water vapor like rain, washers, dryers, showers, bathrooms, basements.
3) Ground water that flows around the foundation of your home.
4) Moisture buildup within building materials.
5) Poor ventilation leading to condensation and vapor pockets.

 

Moisture plays a very big role in triggering the growth of mold. Water activity within your walls and floors function with the relative humidity in the atmosphere. Over time, these materials will seek a way to reach equilibrium with the moisture in the air. This happens through corrosion, degradation, and deterioration.

 

Mold remediation will be needed once these materials become soft and vulnerable to mold contamination.

You must keep in mind that periodic and seasonal weather changes can make it more difficult to detect if conditions are problematic at the time of the initial mold inspection. During rainy weather mold will sporulate, become more visible, and change in appearance. However, an experienced mold remediation assessor will have the right tools to find mold at the wrong times. Knowing how to use these tools properly comes from the knowledge and training that only a reputable mold company will possess.

 

Diffusion of water vapor through walls is less important than the integrity of the material that supports your home. This is why dehumidifiers can be a waste of time. The matter what you do there will always be moisture and air flow inside your home. The main goal is to remediate any mold and to remove and restore all contaminated materials.

 

Although this next item is something that cannot typically be seen until the visual damage is done, for flashing in ceiling around door and window frames can cause excessive moisture to enter into the wall cavities and attic of your home. With mold remediation most of the time when visual damage appears on the surface, the damage that is not seeing and being more than 10 to 20 times what you see on the surface. Some homes show no signs of mold contamination at all but after testing is done it is revealed that the homes are biohazardous, mold breeding toxin factories.

 

There are many instances where mold remediation companies treated the inside of a home but completely neglected the landscape surrounding the property.

Trees and plants that are too close to your home can also trigger mold growth. When roots from trees grow big enough it takes little to no effort to slowly emit pressure on your foundation walls. Since trees also act as sponges they can hold a few times of hydrostatic pressure right outside the lining of your concrete walls. There are so many different factors that are overlooked during mold removal which is white so important to have a company who knows what they are doing. It is also wise to keep barometers in various areas of your home. You should have a minimum of one on each level of your house but we recommend twice that amount. Through the extensive use of barometers a homeowner can tell fairly quickly whether they’re getting buildups of moisture also known as vapor traps.

 

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