Looking for an Effective Mold Abatement Method that Won’t Drain Your Wallet? Here’s What You Need to Know

The key to any effective mold abatement plan is to go beyond wiping out the colony that’s growing in your home or workplace and eliminate the conditions that allowed the troublesome fungi to take hold in the first place. That means eliminating moisture, which is necessary for mold growth. Understanding how moisture causes mold to form on your drywall, ceiling, or floors can help you choose the best mold abatement approach to not only deal with your mold problem now, but also prevent mold outbreaks in the future.

Mold begins as spores, which are tiny organisms that travel through the air and take root on damp surfaces. In moist, favorable conditions, mold can reproduce quickly. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mold growth can occur on a damp surface within 24 to 48 hours of a flood event or a plumbing or roof leak. Colonies also often take root in places where there’s high humidity, such as a kitchen where steam cooking occurs frequently.

This means the best mold abatement method will target not only the mold itself, but also the moisture that allowed the mold to grow and that may encourage its regrowth. Often, property owners will be advised to pursue a mold abatement plan that combines a fungicide treatment with tearing out walls, floors, and/or ceiling tiles and replacing them to ONLY REDUCE the chances of another mold infestation. This is a costly approach, and even after spending tens of thousands of dollars, property owners typically have no guarantee that the mold won’t come back.

EnviroShield has a better solution. Our innovative Enviro-MT™ coating not only kills mold as soon as it’s applied, but also encapsulates the site of the mold colony and prevents future mold growth. It can be applied to most porous surfaces, including concrete, drywall, and wood, even when damp. It’s less costly than mold abatement plans that involve demolition. And, when it’s applied by an EnviroShield-approved applicator, it comes with a fully transferable 10-year warranty against mold regrowth.

To learn more about the advantages of choosing our proprietary Enviro-MT™ coating for mold abatement and prevention of future mold growth, contact EnviroShield today.