Everything About Mold Removal in NJ

What you should know before hiring a mold removal professional in New Jersey

If you have mold in your home, you must take immediate steps to identify and address the problem. Keep in mind, mold is more than just an irritating and inconvenient issue. If left unaddressed, it can take a toll on your health.
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Prolonged exposure to mold can cause or aggravate various health problems, including skin irritation, throat irritation, asthma, and more. Not to mention, the presence of mold in your home can reduce the aesthetic appeal and resale value of the property.

Although mold removal is necessary, it is not an easy task to take on. It can be difficult to figure out where to get started with mold remediation and how to do it without exceeding your budget. Fortunately, the team at TRX will guide you on hiring the right mold remediation company in New Jersey. Here are some of the most important things you should know on hiring a mold removal professional in New Jersey

How Expensive is Mold Remediation

Mold Testing: how expensive is it?

If you can see signs of mold or some fungal growth at your home or office then chances are you do not need special testing.  Most testing for mold only determines that some fungal growth is present.  Testing will not determine the type of mold.  As a general industry rule we do not recommend that clients get additional testing to determine what they already know. If it looks like mold, smells like mold, you have mold.  At this point it is wise to consider hiring a mold removal company to come in and provide you with a mold removal protocol and begin the mold removal process.

Hidden mold in your home or business requires a mold inspection in New Jersey. Mold can grow behind walls, in and around kitchens, and bathrooms. Usually, symptoms are musky odors, difficulty breathing, headaches, and a plethora of other health effects that are caused by poor indoor air quality. Mold inspection is necessary when you suspect a mold infestation at your home or business and can not see it. Check out our guide to Air quality in your home or business for more tips and resources.

TIP: Mold testing when buying a new property or renting an office or an apartment is a smart idea. Consumers often neglect this small detail which could pose serious problems in the future.

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If you suspect that you have a mold infestation in your home or business call the experts at TRX today for guidance and consultation to determine the best course of action in your mold removal project.

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The average cost of mold remediation in New Jersey ranges and is dependent on the severity of the infestation, size of the property, as well as the type and amount of affected materials.  A professional company will never give you a price over the phone without seeing the extent of the damage and performing an onsite assessment.  Generally the cost to remove mold from a home or office in New Jersey costs between $3.50 to $5.00 per square foot.  This price can be less or more depending on a number of conditions.

Specialized  mold removal companies in New Jersey are licensed, trained, and certified to perform mold remediation. Mold removal is dangerous work which requires procedures to do it correctly and to prevent cross contamination. Mold professionals maintain strict safety standards and have increased overhead costs like workers’ compensation insurance, pollution insurance, licensing, safety training,  and general liability. You should expect to pay more for their services as opposed to a regular handyman.

How to Clean and Disinfect Your Home

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General Disinfecting & Cleaning TIPS

Households should practice routine cleaning of frequently touched surfaces (for example: tables, doorknobs, light switches, handles, desks, toilets, faucets, sinks, and electronics (see below for special electronics cleaning and disinfection instructions)) with household cleaners and EPA-registered disinfectants

It is extremely important that people follow the label instructions!  We can not stress this enough.  One of the golden rules used by professionals who apply chemicals in homes and business across the world ( restorative cleaning, pest control, restoration contractors, etc) is that the label is the law.  If you look on the back of any chemical product in your home, you will undoubtedly see the words “It is unlawful to use this product inconsistent with the label instructions”.

Labels contain clear instructions for safe and effective use of the product that outline where to use it, how much to use, and what steps tp take in order to ensure it is safe and effective. Labels contain safety information, areas where to apply and where not to apply, and mixing ratios, as well as dwell times.

As a professional with over 10+ years of experience in performing every kind of cleanup and extermination imaginable, I can not tell you the number of times when people had not followed the labeling, either by carelessness or by design.  These mistakes often can and do lead to inappropriate use of the product which could render it useless and ineffective or dangerous for both the applicator and the customer.

For professional disinfection services for your home or business do not hesitate to call us today.  We are an ESSENTIAL SERVICES company and are operating night and day during this time to assist our friends and neighbors.

Disinfection and Cleaning Tips

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General Tips: Safety and Efficiency

Wear gloves and face protection while cleaning. During this time it is easy to over use chemicals and accidentally expose oneself or a family member.  Less is more.  A huge misconception is that adding more chemicals to an area will disinfect it better.  This is dangerous and wasteful.  read the label. If the product calls for X to be applied, then apply X.  People need to keep in mind we still need to live and thrive after this is done.  Many chemicals have side effects and were never intended for such aggressive use.

Pre-cleaning: The right protocol! 

If surfaces are dirty, they should be cleaned using a detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection. As a professional I can not stress this enough.  There is much discussion in professional cleaning and restoration circles now regarding disinfection methods and protocols. The number one topic is the need to pre-clean surfaces prior to applying disinfectants.  Many companies and products are advertising a once and done miracle spray.  This is as far from the truth as it gets.   We will be publishing a separate article about pre-cleaning, deceptive advertising, and proper protocols for consumers to get a grasp on the best methods.  In short always follow the label instructions.  EPA registered products will always tell you to clean first then apply a disinfectant.

A list of products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus that causes COVID-19 is available EPA Registered Products List. Follow manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products for (concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).

Disinfecting & Cleaning: Hard Non-Porous surfaces

Pre-clean the surface using a household cleaner or soap and water. Apply the selected product for disinfection and make sure to follow labeling instructions. Specifically ,make sure the product is made to be used on hard non-porous surfaces.  Make sure to check the dwell time ( the amount of time needed for the product to be effective) on the label along with any other instructions.

According to the CDC website , diluted household bleach solutions (at least 1000ppm sodium hypochloritecan be used to disinfect hard surfaces.  Generally, Bleach ( sodium hypochlorites) is not effective on porous surfaces.  Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application instructions. Specifically pay attention to instructions for safety precautions, dwell time, and intended application areas and mixing ratios. The CDC recommends a dwell time of a minimum of at least 1 minute for effectiveness.  Always allow  proper ventilation during and after application.

The CDC website provides mixing ratios and instructions for household bleach.  You can access this and other important information by visiting the CDC website here.

Disinfecting & Cleaning: Soft (Porous) Surfaces

For soft (porous) surfaces such as rugs, carpets, drapes, furniture, mattresses, etc always pre-clean and remove debris and visible contaminants.

TIP: Your vacuums and mops are a vector for germs and disease. Always make sure to clean and disinfect them after each use. Vacuum cleaners should be cleaned out regularly.  Always clean out the vacuum canister in an area where cross-contamination will be avoided.  Clean the canister and apply hard surface disinfectant to the vacuum canister. 

After cleaning:

Launder items in accordance with their label and if needed use products designated by the EPA as suitable for Covid-19. We recommend using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely.


Disinfecting & Cleaning :Electronics, Keys, Cell phones, and Laptops. 

Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products. Consider use of wipeable covers for electronics. Alcohol-based wipes or sprays containing at least 70% alcohol to disinfect surfaces. Dry surfaces thoroughly to avoid pooling of liquids.

TIP: These items are one of the highest vectors for disease and are a huge hygiene threat.  One recommendation is to have a plastic container near doorways.  Upon entry place all items – wallets, keys, cell phones, etc into this container to avoid contaminating other surfaces.  This will provide a safe place to store these items until you are able to clean and disinfect them.

Wash Your Hands

Warm water with soap is our best friend in the fight to stop the spread of diseases.  We wash our hands every chance we have.  I want to stress the importance of having a plan for coming home and leaving the house.  Often times we throw our bags and keys and then wash our hands only to return to these items later.  This is human nature and also a huge threat.  Every household should have a plan and protocol on how they enter and leave the house.  Preparedness and planning will help flatten the curve and minimize the chance of your or your loved ones getting sick.

Shoes and Jackets: Clean them and keep them separated.

Shoes are one of the most dirty items of clothing that we bring into our homes.  Recent studies have shown Sars-Cov-2 RNA (the virus which causes Covid-19)  on shoe covers of doctors near patients.  This means that their shoes were vectors for the virus.  Now imagine where you went and who was there before you.  What protocols did they fail to follow?

For professional disinfection services for your home or business do not hesitate to call us today.  We are an ESSENTIAL SERVICES company and are operating night and day during this time to assist our friends and neighbors.

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TRX Restoration is a boutique insurance claims restoration company providing services in water, fire, flood, biohazard cleanup and remediation. Our goal is to efficiently help clients navigate through the insurance restoration claims process.  We make the claims process easier through our RestoreIQ claims process.  Utilizing cameras and software to track your claim, leading equipment to provide structural repairs, and a dedicated one on one approach.