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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!

10 Scary Facts About Mold!

Happy Halloween to all of our loyal readers. First Call Restoration looks forward to serving you. Please call, (845) 226-0868, or e-mail us if you have questions or concerns about mold or your indoor air quality. In the spirit of the Halloween season, listed below are the top 10 reasons we believe that mold is scary. Enjoy!

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.

Top 9 Benefits Of Hiring Water Damage Restoration Experts!

When people suffer water damage to their properties, they tend to think they can manage the concern themselves using a shop vac and bleach to disinfect. The temptation to do the job yourself is strong because of the perceived cost savings. However, as this article explains, there are nine critical reasons you should call a professional to manage the water damage concern in your home or business. It is not just about saving a few bucks but ensuring that the moisture problems are properly dealt with to avoid future mold concerns. Pay close attention to #3, #4, and #5!

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!

Is Mold Toxicity The Cause Of Chronic Illness?

Mold sickness is often referred to as a hidden epidemic for two reasons. First, many people get sick from mold and doctors are unable to figure out why. Second, mold is often hidden. Common clues mold is the underlying cause of illness include multiple visits to different types of doctors and specialists, different diagnosis, and long term health issues that never seem to go away. In this article, we explain why mold sickness could be the cause of chronic illness, listing and explaining the top 3 reasons!

Mold Spores: A Tough To Avoid Asthma Trigger!

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways. The exact cause of asthma is unknown, though some research has concluded that mold spores can trigger asthma and possibly be a cause. This article explains, citing four research studies from around the world.

Chronic Sinus Problems Can Be Caused by Mold!

Did you know that 1 in 8 Americans suffer from chronic sinusitis? Generally speaking, the treatment for this medical condition is based on antibiotics, over the counter drugs, and medical procedures. These treatments tend to treat the symptoms. What if the cause is mold? Researchers at the MAYO Clinic believe chronic sinusitis is caused by mold. This article explains, providing long term sinusitis alleviation tips.

If Your Basement Smells Bad, You Could Have A Mold Problem!

Basements are susceptible to mold growth because they provide the perfect conditions. If you’ve started to notice a musty, bad smell, you may have mold and should investigate. This article explains why mold grows and 10 tips to prevent it from growing. Pay particular attention to tips 3, 5, and 7!

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