If you are a property owner, you should be prepared to deal with mold. It is a common problem in both old and new buildings. Severe weather can create a moisture problem that quickly becomes a mold problem.
New buildings are constructed much tighter than older buildings. These tight buildings may hold in heat and cool air better but they also hold in the high humidity. The following are some tips on how to best handle an existing mold problem.
Mildew or Mold?
Mildew is the lesser evil of the two. It is typically white or a pale grey and easier to clean up than mold because it grows on the surface of damp areas like bathroom tiles. Wear proper gloves and begin your clean up effort with vinegar. Vinegar is not going to require ventilation and can be safely applied to practically any surface. Mildew is closely related to mold and may also trigger an allergic reaction in some people.
Mold? Call the experts
Mold likes to grow in out-of-the way places where you are not likely to disturb its progress. The warning signs of a problem can be subtle. Early symptoms of mold-related health problems are often misdiagnosed. A thorough mold inspection by a knowledgeable NJ mold removal expert is the best course of action if you think you have a mold problem.
If you are unsure of what to do, contact the mold experts at Stern Mold for a free inspection and consultation. Our affordable MoldExterm method can usually be completed in one day and without all the mess that comes with traditional NJ mold removal methods.