Mold Remediation & Testing in Demarest, New Jersey – 07627
Demarest is a borough located in Bergen County, New Jersey. Established in April of 1903, it’s a fairly young area of the state. However, there are a little over 3,000 homes over the age of 50. And it is an area that has 3 primary brooks + dozens of creeks and underground water veins. This makes Demarest, like many areas in New Jersey, an ideal environment for mold to grow.
If you suspect there is mold in your Demarest home, if you think you may need mold testing or remediation – there are a few things you should do before contacting a company.
First, establish what type of mold you’re dealing with.
Generally speaking, there are 2 categories of mold and each category has millions of different strains. In fact, there are so many different strains of mold that dozens of new strains are being discovered and researched every day!
That may sound overwhelming but there is a simple way for Demarest homeowners to assess their mold. It’s not a flawless method, but it will help simplify things for you.
The primary question to ask, “is the mold growing on a porous surface where it can firmly establish rhizoids (aka as “the roots of mold”)”? To figure this out, all you need to know is the surface it’s growing on.
If it’s growing in your shower or bathtub, this is nothing to worry about. Hosts like acrylic, plastic, vinyl, ceramic, glass and tiles never allow molds to fully develop or become threatening.
On the other hand, if the mold is growing on porous materials, such as wood, concrete or sheetrock… then you have something to worry about. This is because mold with roots can properly mature at which point they emit VOC’s (volatile organic compounds) and mycotoxins. They will also begin to consume and devour your house at a much faster rate.
If you’ve assessed this is the type of mold your dealing with, then you have what is called, “non-cosmetic” mold and need to call a mold remediation company asap.
Our company provides free mold inspections to all of Demarest homeowners. And we never rush our inspections or leave anything unchecked. Since mold loves to grow in small, hard to reach areas, we will use borescopes, infrared guns, spore counters and other technology to help isolate the source. Most of the time we can tell you on-site how serious your problem really is. Other times we will need to collect samples and have them tested by a lab.
Any more questions you might have about mold testing, remediation, or setting up an inspection for your Demarest home, just call: 908-601-1307
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