Mold Inspection & Mold Remediation Services in NJ & Philadelphia

Moisture Science Environmental (MSE) specializes in mold inspection services and mold remediation services in New Jersey and Philadelphia. With over 25 years of experience and a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology, the owner and operator of MSE is the only South Jersey and Philadelphia area mold inspector with this qualifications.

Mold Testing Services For Local Business and Residence

Whenever mold is suspected of being present in a home or business, the first step is to perform a professional mold test. The mold testing will determine the number of important factors. Once it is determined that mold contamination is present, a mold remediation plan is created to address the specific issues and causes and well as make sure that a recurrence of mold does not occur. With a combined 25 years of experience in mold inspection and remediation, Moisture Science Environmental will ensure the process is handled properly and professionally. MSE is currently located in Collingswood, NJ, and serves all of New Jersey and the greater Philadelphia Metro area. 


How is a Mold Inspection Done?

Professional mold inspection utilizes a visual and analytical inspection of the suspected area of concern.  The first aspect of any inspection is a visual inspection.  During the visual mold inspection, the mold inspector will look for signs of mold growth on materials that support mold, such as wood framing, paneling, wood furniture, and sheetrock. This is especially true in high-risk areas of homes such as New Jersey crawl space and local moldy basement, which often have elevated relative humidity.

The next sense that is used is olfactory. If there is mold contamination in an enclosed space there is going to be a musty odor. That musty odor is a byproduct of the metabolism of fungi. When fungi(mold) digest the cellulose found in many building products, it gives off a gas that we detect as musty or an organic smell.  When you are walking in the woods you get that same odor because you are surrounded by literally billions of mold spores. That is fine outdoors, but it is not supposed to be happening in your home or business.

The last tool a mold inspector has is air quality testing. Local air quality testing compares the air inside a living or working area to the outside environment. The CDC states that indoor mold spore concentrations should be the same or lower than the outside environment. So we take air samples of several areas on the interior and then one sample from the outside. If the indoor mold spore counts are 5x that of the outside, there is a problem.

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What is Mold Remediation?

Professional mold remediation is the killing/removal of mold by the use of HEPA vacuums, air scrubbers, mechanical agitation, and encapsulation. Once the mold contamination has been identified it is very important to isolate the problem area from the rest of the living environments with Critical Containment – using heavy plastic sheeting to seal off the problem area. The problem area also is put under negative air pressure using an air scrubber that is vented to the outside so that no airborne spores can cross-contaminate non-problem areas. The next step is the physical and chemical removal of mold from the affected surfaces. We start with the use of a HEPA vacuum to remove loose or settled spores from the area. Next, we will spray the contaminated areas with a fungicide and wipe or scrub (depending on the type of surface) to remove embedded mold. The final step is encapsulation which involves the application of an antifungal retardant.

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What makes Moisture Science a mold expert in New Jersey and Philadelphia?

Tom McGuire, owner and operator of Moisture Science Environmental, is the only South Jersey/Philly Metro area mold inspector with a bachelor’s degree in Microbiology. Tom has been a member of MICRO (Mold Inspection, Certification & Remediation Organization) for over 12 years. Call Moisture Science to speak to a professional mold expert – (609) 314-3528

Do I need a local mold expert?

There are some cases where a mold expert is not required and some mold companies may not be honest enough to admit that. Here are some New Jersey and the Greater Philadelphia customers and industries that call for mold inspections and Moisture Science’s professional opinion:

Homeowners Church Property management
Property managers Landlords
Restoration companies Condo associations
Business owners Synagogues
Warehouse managers Home Inspectors
Construction managers Facility managers
Realtors REIT

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