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Mold, COVID-19, & Real Estate!

These are very unique times regardless of the industry we work in. Real estate, a crucial part of our economy is being greatly impacted. Sellers nervous to have people in their homes and buyers nervous to enter. Finding mold and needing remediation just increases everyone’s anxiety. One of the only ways to protect yourself from buying a moldy home is to insist on a mold inspection in your offer. This is even more important during this unique period of history where we are all facing COVID-19. Considering the impact of COVID-19, the purpose of this article is to explain why you should submit an offer to purchase, subject to a home inspection AND a mold inspection. Call (845) 226-0868

Mold Sickness Symptoms!

Individuals exposed to the toxins in a water damaged building suffer from chronic illness because their bodies are trying to eliminate the foreign substances that stay in the body resulting in chronic inflammation and multiple symptoms. One of the reasons that it is so difficult to diagnose mold sickness is due to the fact that there are 37 symptoms!

Mold…A Hidden Danger!

There are 7 areas that mold typically grows in a home. Have you checked all of these areas? If you do find mold, please do not disturb it and call First Call Restoration, experts at mold detection and removal.

Tips To Stay Healthy During COVID-19

First Call Restoration is dedicated to serving residents in our community. Here are the top 3 tips on how to stay healthy and boost your immune system during the coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Tips To Prevent COVID-19 Spread!

Cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure preventing COVID-19. In this article we provide you with the top 7 tips to safeguard your home from COVID-19.

Top 8 Questions About COVID-19!

First Call Restoration are Certified BioHazard Specialists that carry full pollution insurance. We have significant experience with crime and trauma scene cleanups and meth lab cleaning. We are the go to firm for all your in depth cleaning and disinfection in the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh areas. Our mission is to help our community get through the current pandemic by offering our cleaning and disinfection services at reasonable rates. The goal is to help prevent the spread. With this in mind, we have compiled and answered the top 8 questions about COVID-19 also known as the Coronavirus.

Top 15 Health Problems Caused By Black Mold!

Chronic fatigue is one symptom of black mold exposure. There are 14 other common health conditions caused by black mold. This article reveals these other symptoms and provides you with helpful information on why black mold is considered the king of molds!

Does Mold Affect Pets?

We don’t often think that mold can have a negative health impact on pets. Unfortunately, mold can harm pets and is particularly dangerous if the pet licks and ingests it. If you think mold is making your pet sick, this article explains why, what symptoms to look for, and what you should do.

Can Air Conditioners Cause Health Problems?

Recently, Consumer Reports ran a story discussing the health problems caused by air conditioners. Air conditioners are a source of mold if they are not properly maintained. This article explains why your air conditioner gets contaminated with mold and what you can do to fix it.

Top 9 Tips To Prevent A Mold Outbreak After Your Home Floods!

There is a direct link between water damage and mold growth. This article explains why. We also provide you with 9 recommendations to prevent a mold outbreak after your home or business floods.

Could Mold Trigger Parkinson’s Disease?

Is There A Link Between Mold and Parkinson’s Disease? Researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities believe there is. The purpose of this article is to explain why and how mold could be a possible cause of Parkinson’s Disease.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Mold Exposure!

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is caused by the degeneration of the myelin sheath. When this occurs, nerve messages are not transmitted properly. The exact cause of MS is unknown. Several theories focus on genetics, viruses, climate, geography, and environment. Some researchers think mold may be a factor because exposure to Stachybotrys or Chaetomium can destroy the myelin sheath causing many of the same symptoms that MS victims have. This article explains why some people diagnosed with MS could actually be suffering from toxic mold exposure.

Mold Toxicity and The Brain!

Mold and depression! Is there a link? According to Dr. Mary Ackerley, toxic mold can trigger depression and other psychiatric symptoms. This article explains why.

9 Hidden Dangers In Your Home!

This article identifies the top 9 hidden dangers in your home and provides you with safety tips. Pay particular attention to numbers 2, 5, and 8!

Top 12 Disaster Recovery Planning Tips!

This article provides you with 12 disaster recovery planning tips to recover from fire, water, wind, and other emergencies. Tip number 6 is very important!

Indoor Air Quality and Your Crawl Space!

Did you know that 40% of the air in your home seeps up through your crawl space? This article explains the top 5 ways your crawl space impacts the air inside your home. Pay particular attention to numbers 1 and 2!

Mold, Pregnancy, and Infants!

First Call Restoration specializes in mold removal. In this article, we explore the possible links between mold and miscarriage, SIDS, asthma, and pulmonary hemorrhage!

Top 3 Reasons To Book A Fall Mold Inspection!

Did you know that turning on your furnace could spread mold spores throughout your home or business? This article explains how you can prevent this from happening!

Fire Prevention: 35 Tips!

Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? This article provides you with key statistics PLUS 35 fire prevention tips. Need fire and smoke restoration? Call First Call Restoration, (845) 226-0868, serving residents in the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh areas.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional for Mold Removal!

This article explains why you should always hire professionals to remove mold from your home or business, listing the 8 steps necessary to properly remediate mold. In addition, we list 10 questions that you need to ask any contractor you consider hiring. Get YES answers to these 10 questions, particularly, questions 2 and 8.

Mold and Celebrities!

Mold affects everyone. Social status, wealth, and property size does not matter. The most critical factors for mold growth are moisture, food, and the right temperature. In this article we provide you with a list of 12 high profile celebrities that have battled mold. Guess who they are?

The 10 Most Frequently Asked Questions About Water Damage!

Winter is a busy time of year because of all the water damage calls we receive. Typically, broken pipes is the biggest cause. In this article we explain how to prevent broken pipes and answer the 10 most frequently asked questions about water damage restoration. Be sure to review the answers to questions number 2 and 9, very important.

What Causes Attic Frost?

With winter conditions comes the risk of attic frost in your home or commercial property. A risk that could lead to a costly mold removal if you don’t properly take measures to prevent attic frost from becoming an issue. The purpose of this article is to explain why attic frost occurs and provide you with the top 3 ways to address this problem.

Is Chronic Fatigue A Symptom Of Toxic Mold?

If you live in the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh areas and have been recently been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), please call First Call Restoration, (845) 226-0868, because you may have mold. Scientific research suggests a relationship between mold, mycotoxins and CFS. Learn more!

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