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Top 10 Mold Prevention Tips!

One of our goals is to ensure that you have knowledge to prevent mold from growing in your home or business. This article explains the number one action you can take to prevent mold. We also provide you with our top 10 tips to prevent mold. Pay particular attention to tips number 2, 3, 7, and 10!

Why Do I Need To Hire A Mold Assessor?

First Call Restoration has helped 1000s of home and business owners remove mold. We are mold removal and remediation experts servicing the areas of Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh, New York. One of the most common questions we receive: “Why do I need to hire a mold assessor before I hire First Call Restoration to remove my mold?” The simple answer, it’s the law!

What Should I Do If I Think I May Have Mold?

This article explains why mold grows, the purpose of testing, and lists the 8 steps required to properly remove mold.

Cleaning Up Mold Is Not A DIY Job!

It is certainly tempting to grab an all-purpose cleaner and a roll of paper towels when you spot mold in your home or office. You must resist this temptation! Skip the DIY cleaning attempt and lean on the experts for a thorough and safe mold removal. Here’s why.

10 Questions You Should Ask Before Hiring A Mold Removal Contractor!

Finding mold in your home or business can be stressful, particularly because it is difficult to know if the contractor you hire will do a proper job. In this article we explain how to properly hire a professional contractor. It starts with these 10 questions and request for these three documents. Make sure you get YES answers to questions 4 and 5.

Found Mold? Don’t Panic!

If you find mold in your home or business DO NOT get stressed out or panic! This article provides tips on what you should and should not do if you find mold in your home or commercial property.

Top 10 Mold Facts!

Over the years, we have encountered many questions about mold. Inside this article you will learn about 10 key facts about mold. Please pay particular attention to facts number 1, 4, 7, and 9. Learn more!

Mold Risks During Renovation!

Did you know about 60% of homes could have mold? The problem, much of the mold is hidden. For this reason, renovating can cause serious problems.

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!

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.

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!

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?

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.

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