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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!

Mold In Schools!

Since summer holidays are nearly over, First Call NY, wanted to make you aware of the potential health issues that can be caused by mold and poor indoor air quality in your child’s school. Knowledge and awareness we hope will provide you with the ability to better monitor the health of your child. With this in mind, the purpose of this article is to help you determine if mold and the indoor air quality of your child’s school is making them sick and what you can do.

Why Does Mold Grow In My Attic?

First Call NY is often called because our customers suspect that mold is growing in their attic. This is a common problem. The purpose of this article is to list and explains the top 4 reasons why mold will grow in your attic and how you can prevent this from happening. Learn more!

15 Reasons To Clean Ducts In All Seasons!

We spend 90 percent of our time indoors. This article lists the top 15 reasons you should have your ducts cleaned. Pay close attention to reasons #1, #3, #4, #9, and #13. Learn more!

3 Reasons Not To Use Bleach To Get Rid of Mold!

One of the most common questions we encounter from new and existing customers pertains to bleach and its use to try to kill mold. This is a valid question. Part of the problem with answering this question is the Internet. One of the benefits of the Internet is it allows anyone to search for a topic of interest and find the information they are looking for. Unfortunately, with respect to mold removal, the bleach myth is perpetuated on the Internet on countless websites. The simple answer is you should not use bleach to try to kill mold. This article explains why.

Mold Genes: The Facts!

One of the questions we are often asked is why do some people get sick from mold and other’s do not? The answer is based on genes. Did you know that 25% of people are genetically pre-disposed to mold illness? This article explains why, citing scientific research, including a list of 37 symptoms!

Mold Inspection: The Facts

What happens during a mold inspection? In this article, we list the 4 actions that professional mold inspectors take when they visit your home or business. In addition, we list the top 15 questions that you will be asked by the inspector. Getting answers to these questions is critical in ensuring that the mold problem is dealt with effectively!

Mold Removal: The Facts!

Ever wondered what happens during mold removal? In our previous article we explained what happens during a mold inspection. In this article we explain why you should always hire a professionally trained mold remediation specialist. Always get YES answers to these 10 questions before you hire the contractor. In addition to listing these questions, this article lists and explains the 8 step process that professional mold remediators implement.

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!

How Important Is Indoor Air Quality?

Most people are unaware that their indoor air could be polluted. This is a topic of particular importance because we spend more time indoors during the winter months. In fact, we spend 90% of our time indoors. This article explains what causes bad air, how to determine if it is causing health concerns, and what actions you can take. Be sure to check out our bonus section on Christmas Tree Syndrome–causes and what you can do about it–because 1 in 3 people suffer hay fever like symptoms soon after putting up their tree.

Top 25 Winter Mold Prevention Tips!

As the temperature gets colder, we all tend to stay indoors more. To ensure that you stay healthy, please pay attention to the quality of the air you breathe. Mold is not just a concern in the summer when heat and humidity are at their peak. The main purpose of this article is to list and explain 7 key mold facts and provide you with 25 tips to prevent mold in your home during the winter!

4 Tips To Prevent Water Damage and Mold While On Vacation!

Going on vacation? Be sure that you implement these 4 tips to avoid coming home to a flooded moldy property. One tip in particular could prevent thousands of dollars in damage and the onset of mold, and it only takes 5 minutes. It is so simple, yet many home owners forget to do this.

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