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First Call NY Information Downloads and Blog!

One of the goals of First Call NY is to educate our customers.

To accomplish this objective, we offer our visitors helpful downloads and informational blog articles.

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First Call NY Downloads!

Please download the documents below to learn more about mold, asbestos, and the services we provide.

  1. BUSINESS PROFILE – For Mold and Other Damage, This Family Company Is Your FIRST CALL
  2. Insured’s Bill of Rights
  3. Why You Need To Hire A Mold Assessor! (Hint: It’s the law!)
  4. Beware of Unscrupulous Mold Removal Companies!
  5. What To Expect During Mold Remediation!
  6. Can I Buy or Sell a Home with Asbestos?
  7. Asbestos…What You Need to Know!
  8. Are you Hiring The Right Mold Remediation Company?
  9. MOLD in the Attic…A deal KILLER?
  10. Selling a Home with MOLD?
  11. GreenFiber Insulation
  12. Trauma-Death Scene Cleanup


Featured Blog!


Fall Mold Inspection Benefits!

This article lists and explains the top three reasons to have a professional mold inspection in the Fall! In addition to contacting us for a mold inspection, let us know if you want us to check your insulation or ducts because we have expertise in these areas as well. One call does it all! Call First Call Restoration, (845) 226-0868.

First Call NY Blog and News!


Top 6 Causes Of Fire!

Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? 42% of all fires are caused by this! This article provides you with key statistics PLUS 35 fire prevention tips. Need fire and smoke restoration? Call First Call Restoration, (845) 226-0868.

Water Damage Restoration and Mold!

There is a direct link between water damage and mold growth. This article explains why. We also provide you with 9 tips to prevent mold after a flood. Tips 3 and 6 are really important!

What is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?

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!

10 Common Questions About Water Damage Restoration!

Water damage emergency! Call (845) 226-0868. In this article we answer the 10 most frequently asked questions about water damage restoration. Be sure to review the answers to questions 2 and 9!

How Your Crawlspace Impacts Indoor Air Quality!

First Call Restoration specializes in mold removal. We can remove mold from every part of your home, including your crawlspace. This article explains how and why your crawlspace could be contaminating your indoor air. If you think you have mold in your crawlspace, call (845) 226-0868!

Why Do Crawlspaces Need A Vapor Barrier?

There are several reasons we recommend vapor barrier for crawlspaces. Mold prevention is one of the key reasons. Be sure to review the 5 most frequently asked questions about crawlspaces. Question 4 may surprise you!

What Is Hoarding?

There are 8 key reasons you should call an expert to clean a hoarder’s home. The 8th reason is the most important. First Call Restoration are experts at hoarding and bio-hazard cleanup. Call (845) 226-0868!

Why Does Mold Grow In Crawlspaces?

Did you know that 40% of the air in your home seeps up through your crawlspace. If mold is growing this will negatively impact the air you breath. This purpose of this article is to explain why mold grows in your crawlspace and how it could be contaminating your indoor air. In addition, we explain what you can do to fix the problem.

7 Places You Will Find Mold In Your Home!

Concerned you may have mold growing in your home? This article reveals the 7 most common areas you will find mold growing. Hidden mold is a problem because it can impact health and the structural integrity of your home!

What Is Mold?

Mold is a growing concern. This article explains what causes mold growth, explains what the most common types and varieties of mold are, how mold professionals find and detect mold, and why you should be concerned about the potential health implications caused by mold exposure.

Top 10 Basement Mold Prevention Tips!

Basements are susceptible to mold growth. This article explains why mold grows and 10 tips to prevent it from growing. Pay particular attention to tips 3, 5, and 7!

Realtors, Buyers, and Sellers, Beware of Mold!

It’s the start of the busy real estate season. Does the home you are buying or selling have mold? This article lists the top 3 reasons why you should get a mold inspection before buying or selling a home!

Mold Assessment and Mold Removal Facts!

Found mold? Did you know that New York State created a law regarding mold. If you require mold removal from an area larger than 10 square feet, you need to take TWO important actions.

Spring Sewage Backup Prevention

Sewage backups occur when sewage from sewer lines back up into your home or business. This article lists and explains the top 5 causes of sewer backups and provides you with tips to prevent them. Sewage backup prevention is important for two key reasons: mold prevention and to protect your health!

Can Ice Dams Cause Mold?

During the winter months, snow can accumulate on your roof and could lead to ice damming issues. The core problem with ice dams is they can lead to mold concerns. This article explains what causes ice dams, the potential mold concerns it causes, and how to prevent ice dams.

Water Damage and Mold!

During this time of year, we get lots of calls for water damage because of frozen pipes. Should you have a water damage emergency, it is really important that you understand your rights under your insurance. At First Call we work with all insurance companies and our priority is to work for you, the insured. In this article, we feature a video by Janice Hogan explaining what you need to do if you have secondary damage, like mold, caused by water damage. We also provide you with 9 key reasons you should always hire professionals to clean your water damage. Pay particular attention to #3, #4, and #5!

Moldy Chairs Sent His Daughter To The Hospital!

Mold grows everywhere, including, chairs. In this article, we explain why our lead tech’s daughter got sick from mold on the chairs. In addition, we provide you with 10 critical facts about mold. Be sure to review fact #5.

Tips To Prevent Water Damage In The Winter!

Be sure that you implement these 3 tips to avoid a flooded home. One tip in particular could prevent thousands of dollars in damage, and it only takes 5 minutes. It is so simple, yet many home owners forget to do this.

The Importance Of Indoor Air Quality!

Most people are unaware that their indoor air could be polluted. 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.

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

2020 has been quite a year! First Call Restoration is grateful to our staff, vendors, and customers. As the Holiday Season approaches, there is no better time to say “Thank You.” Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, good times, good cheer, good health and good fortune in the New Year!

Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Decorating and putting up a Christmas tree is a holiday tradition. Are you aware that your Xmas tree could be a source of mold and a potential fire hazard. This article provides you with mold prevention PLUS 8 fire prevention tips. Fire prevention tip 5 is super important!

Killing Mold Is Not The Answer!

One of the most common questions we encounter from new and existing customers pertains to bleach and its use to kill mold. This is a valid question. You should not use bleach to kill mold. This article explains why.

Winter Tips To Prevent Mold

Are you aware that mold is a problem during the winter? This article explains why and provides you with 25 tips to prevent it! Tip 3 is super important.

Top 15 Reasons To Clean Ducts!

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.

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