Mold Inspection, Testing, Removal and Remediation in NJ, NY, PA & CT
Since 1995

Certified Black Mold Removal is the longest standing mold removal, inspection, testing and remediation company serving the tri-state area. We have been providing low priced comprehensive service for all phases of mold inspection, mold testing, mold removal and mold remediation since 1995! In addition, we are certified, licensed and insured for your protection. We have been aiding the homeowners of New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Connecticut for three decades!

ABC's About Mold

How does mold get into my home?

In most cases, porous or semi-porous building materials such as wood, sheetrock or concrete sustain some sort of water damage. Often times it’s begins as a result of high humidity levels in an area such as a basement or crawlspace. Other times a plumbing leak will occur behind a wall which can not be seen. In these cases, the mold damage is usually quite extensive as it has had time to grow undetected for an extended period of time.

In some instances, a home will experience seepage or actual flooding. If the water damaged building materials are not dried out within the first 48 hours, mold will begin to form and will usually multiply rapidly. Another common way for mold to enter a home is when the homeowner brings mold contaminated objects into the home. When the mold on these contents are disturbed, mold spores will become airborne (aerosolized) causing airborne mold contamination to occur.

How does the mold spread?

Mold needs a food source, moisture and oxygen to grow. Food sources include any porous or semi porous materials such as wood, sheetrock, concrete, paper, wallpaper adhesive etc… When these surfaces come in contact with water or moisture from humidity (Levels over 60%) they will produce mold spores which will grow and spread on the surface of the food source. In addition, as the mold grows, a stage is reached when it will produce spores. The spores then become airborne (aerosolized) after drying out or if they are disturbed.

Can you see airborne mold spores?

No. Not with the naked eye. Mold spores are smaller than 0.3 microns in size and can only be seen under microscope. To give you an idea of just how small mold spores are, you can fit 250,000 mold spores on the head of a pin. In addition, they are light enough to remain airborne for up to 8 hours after being disturbed.

Can you smell airborne mold spores?

Yes, when in high concentrations you can smell airborne mold spores just as you can smell surface mold.

Are all types of mold harmful?

Not all mold is dangerous! There are over 100,000 different types of mold and only some are toxic to humans. Some mold species will produce powerful chemicals called “mycotoxins” which can cause illness in animals and humans. The grey area is while many people can tolerate exposure to high levels of mold, others with compromised immune systems can not. For the most part, these groups include children, the elderly and individuals who take ill easily. This is why it is important to perform air quality testing when someone in the home is getting sick.

Does mold affect everyone the same way?

No. Some individuals have a genetic makeup that puts them at risk for developing allergies to mold. People who have an allergy to mold, especially if they also have asthma, can become ill from exposure to a small amount of mold. Those most susceptible mold-borne illness are infants with under developed immune systems, elderly with weakened immune systems, AIDS and cancer patients, anyone whose immune system has been compromised by respiratory infections such as pneumonia, bronchitis, etc., and people who undergo harsh medical treatments such as chemotherapy.

How much mold exposure is harmful?

No one knows the answer to this question for several reasons. Individuals are very different with respect to the amount of mold exposure they can tolerate. Measuring or estimating “exposure” levels is very difficult. “Exposure” means the amount of mold (microscopic spores and mold fragments) that enters the body. This can be through breathing, but also by eating or absorption through the skin. For example, a building may have a lot of mold in the walls but very little of that mold is getting into the air stream. In that case the people working or living in that building would have little mold exposure, even though the building itself is deteriorating.

Can mold exposure cause brain damage or death?

Although some “experts” claim that individuals have contracted brain damage or have died because of exposure to mold and especially mold toxins, there is no verifiable scientific or medical proof at this time to support these claims. Consequently it is prudent to minimize one’s exposure to really moldy environments. By “really moldy” we mean where there are large visible areas of mold (more than a few square feet) or the building has a “musty” odor because of hidden mold growth. There are many epidemiological studies showing that people who live in houses with dampness have many more health problems, especially respiratory, than do people who live in dry houses.


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Ila S.
They did a very good job and were very thorough. They were very professional and cleaned up after they were done. They answered any questions I had and it was a pleasant experience working with them. I would highly recommend them and I would definitely hire them again if I needed them. read more
Debbie T.

This company is the best. Everyone is caring and professional. They were quick to respond. Scheduling was quick. And they helped to ease my worries as one can imagine with mold. Would recommend them in a heartbeat.
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George N.

Everything went very smoothly! The inspector was at our house within hours after my first phone call! He was very professional and thorough. Lab results were fast, and we got the phone call promptly, and everything was explained. The remediation was scheduled within days! The crew was out at hour house as scheduled and they were calm and professional. Everything went without any problems. I would have no hesitation to recommend this business to family and friends.
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Shane M.

Called as I suspected potential mold. They were out the next morning to get it tested. Confirmed a few days later it was bad mold, explained the job and what was next. Worked around my schedule and came on time and completed the work promptly. The section of wall where the mold was looks good as new and the workers were great to deal with. Hopefully I never have to worry about mold again, but will certainly reach out to certified mold removal if I need to.
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Lilly Pham

We had a mold problem in out Monmouth County NJ home and called Certified Mold Removal to help us with it. My daughter was getting sick and they came and did mold testing the air in the house to see how bad the mold was. Then they came back and cut out all the mold walls and cleaned everything up before putting it all back again. They did this very good. They also cleaned the air and the air duct vents in our home. Now my daughter is not sick and we are very happy with Certified Mold Removal. Eric Robert and Thomas are all very nice and we would use them again if we have future mold problem. We live in Middletown

Susan Langan

I can’t say enough positives about Certified Mold Removal! Eric is amazing at explaining while he’s inspecting in terms that are both easy to follow (for us non-mold experts) while also displaying his deep knowledge of mold problems. The report that Robert sent us two days later was very through and easy to read. It answered all of the questions my landlord had and was enough to get him to take action to fix my problems. Thank you so much Certified Mold Removal!
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Connie Cherry

I am writing this review because it is refreshing to hire a mold removal company that knows what they are doing and I think they should be commended for it! I contacted Certified Mold Removal after my own exhaustive efforts to handle the slight moldy smell in my bedroom closet failed. I thought that a damp set of shoes I found had caused my problem. After finding mold growing on several pairs of shoes in my closet, I ended up throwing some out but then cleaned a few that had a minimal amount mold with rubbing alcohol and then left them in the sun to air out and dry. Then I had the carpet ripped out and painted the room. After all of this, I could still smell a musty moldy smell in my bedroom.!?! At my wits end, I called in Certified Mold Removal. The mold inspection technician Eric ran some mold testing and found that there were elevated levels of mold in the air and the sample from the back side of the wall found the problem! They then fixed my problem by tearing out the moldy wall and ceiling and by bringing in some large machines that cleaned the mold from my air clean, and I could not be happier! My problem has been solved! Certified Mold Removal are definitely the company to call if you have a mold problem in Bergen County NJ! I strongly give Robert and Eric my highest recommendation!

Cindy Moore

I received such wonderful service from Certified Mold Removal. I have been dealing with a very difficult landlord for years, and when I was faced with the most serious of problems (mold in my town house) I knew I should find someone professional who could help persuade my landlord to take care of the problem. I looked online and called Certified Mold Removal and they sent out a mold inspector the same day. Eric was very sympathetic to my problem and his inspection was very thorough. When the lab results came back, the owner Philip called me and confirmed what I had thought. I was getting sick from the mold in the air. The very detailed report that he then sent me; along with the lab results were persuasive enough to convince my landlord to fix the problem. These people are so professional and I am so happy with them. Thank you again for all of your help!
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