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Mold FAQ

The information below are common questions and answers regarding Mold FAQ.

What is Mold?

Mold is a fungus that is naturally found indoors and outdoors. The purpose of mold is to break down dead and decaying organisms and recycle as nutrients onto the earth.


Can my establishment be Mold free?

No, mold is a natural occurrence that is a part of our ecosystem, it is impossible to have an establishment that is mold free. The aim is to not have an abnormal mold activity. This is done by ensuring that the levels of mold inside the property is not significantly higher than they are outside.

Are all Mold dangerous?

It depends. Mold produce toxins which maybe hazardous to your health and maybe fatal if the amount you are being exposed to is at a concentrated level. Children, pets, older adults and individuals with health issues such as allergies with symptoms such as asthma are extremely susceptible.

How does Mold enter the body?

Mold produce mycotoxins, they are microscopic and can be airborne. They enter the body through

Eradicator Mold bullet point inhalation

Eradicator Mold bullet point ingestion

Eradicator Mold bullet point through the skin such as a cut


What does Mold need to develop?

Eradicator Mold bullet point mold spores (a natural occurrence)

Eradicator Mold bullet point a food source (cellulose items such as wood, sheet-rock, and ceiling tiles are extremely susceptible)

Eradicator Mold bullet point temperatures between 40-100° F

Eradicator Mold bullet point 70% or more relative humidity


How do I prevent Mold from flourishing?

Water intrusion is a major factor that if controlled will prevent mold from establishing a strong hold within your premises. It is suggested that a continuous thorough inspection of one’s home will assist with the prevention of mold contamination, even though this will not prevent mold from occurring. Early detection and a proactive approach will greatly reduce the cost of remediation. Examples of such are noticing and fixing a water leak before damage is created or researching a musty smell which is an indication of microbial volatile organic compounds (MVOC), this usually is an indicator of the presence of mold.

Is Mold Testing necessary?

It depends. The EPA suggests mold testing is not required once there is visible mold growth (economical point of view). Nonetheless, testing provides a scientific proof of mold when it is not visible as well as the types of mold and the levels of such. Testing is effective as it provides concrete evidence of what is unseen as well as symptoms and health effects posed from evidence found.


Efflorescence is not mold:

Efflorescence is a white powdery substance that you will find on masonry such as cinder blocks within an establishment. It may often be mistaken for mold but actually are minerals within the blocks. These minerals are remnants of water intrusion that has evaporated after making its way to the surface of the semi porous material. Similar to mold activity this is a sign that water intrusion is occurring and is an indication that one should take the necessary steps to resolve.

Efflorescence on cinderblock wall

Additional information may be found at the New Jersey Department of Health Mold Guidelines

Eradicator Mold Remediation Services was formed with a passion to assist property owners eliminate damage that has been created by the after effects of water and moisture intrusion.

As a property owner your residential and/or commercial establishment is an investment. Eradicator understands the need to keep and maintain this value requires consistent attention to details. Our nationally certified staff understands that the presence of mold compromises such. We follow EPA guidelines and apply remediation protocols. Rest assure that our competent staff will do what ever it takes within our scope to restore and/or preserve that which is dear to your heart.

We are fully insured and NJ state certified. We pride ourselves on customer satisfaction and as our CEO consistently states “If the customer is happy then we will be happy.” As an organization we hold ourselves to a higher standard and we consistently strive to outperform our competitors by ensuring that with sincerity, honesty, and professionalism we uphold our Oath of Ethics. Whenever you are faced with a mold issue choose Eradicator Mold Remediation Services.

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