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Fall Mold Inspection Benefits!

Fall Mold Inspection Benefits!


Fall Mold Inspection Benefits!

First Call Restoration has been busy with all the calls we received for flood relief throughout our service area.

One of the biggest problems caused by flooding is mold because mold loves moisture. This is the reason we are focused on removing excess water and reducing moisture with dehumidifiers.

In fact, before any rebuild occurs, we recommend that moisture meters be used to check the moisture level. If the rebuild begins before the area has been completely dried out, this can lead to future mold problems, which after a summer of flood cleanup can show up in the winter.

We specialize in mold removal, which is a service performed year round because mold grows during every season.

Typically, as temperatures begin to drop, we turn on our furnaces to heat our homes and businesses.

Did you know that by simply turning on your furnace you could be spreading mold spores throughout your property?

The main goal of this article is to list and explain the top three reasons to have a professional mold inspection in the Fall!

Give us a call if you are concerned that you may have mold lurking in your basement or other areas of your home. 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!

If you are concerned that you may have mold growing in your home or business, please give us a call, (845) 226-0868, we are here to help! 🙂

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1. Prevent Mold Spores From Getting In Your HVAC System!


Prevent Mold Spores From Getting In Your HVAC System!

In most homes, the furnace is located in the basement, usually in the storage area. The basement is also one of the most common areas for mold to thrive and grow because it is a dark, moist area. You will know you have mold issues if you smell a musty, earthy odour. If your home or business has ever flooded and was not dried properly, the prevalence of mold issues is highly likely.

If mold is prevalent in the basement, one of the major concerns is to prevent air borne spores from spreading throughout the rest of the home. In other words, turning on your furnace when there is mold in the basement could spread the spores throughout the home contaminating more areas.

The number one reason to get a Fall mold inspection is to prevent the spread of mold into other areas of your home when you turn on your furnace. If the mold inspector finds mold in the basement, then potential cross contamination can be prevented with a remediation plan.

2. Better Health!


Better Health!

Unfortunately, when Fall and Winter arrive, many blame health issues on colds and the flu. However, what most people do not realize is that mold spores can cause many of the symptoms we experience when we think we have a cold or flu:

  1. The sudden onset of allergic symptoms involving the respiratory system such as cough, congestion, sinus infection, asthma, and bronchitis.
  2. Unexplained headaches, decrease in attention span or memory, difficulty concentrating, or dizziness.
  3. Other physical symptoms of mold could include skin rash, itchy eyes, fatigue, and a general unwell feeling that disappears when leaving the house.

Many of the symptoms above would be diagnosed as cold or flu symptoms by a Doctor.

However, as many toxic mold survivor interviews show, this is a common occurrence simply because most Doctors are not trained to identify sickness caused by mold.

If you experience these symptoms soon after turning on your furnace, then you likely have mold spores circulating in your home.

To verify that you have mold issues, you can check the furnace for black, gray-brown, gray-green, or white-and-orange spots. The insulation, condensers, cooling coils, and drip pans of furnaces and air conditioners, as well as the ducts are all potential areas where mold growth can occur. If you get mold in your HVAC system, you can get your ducts cleaned by First Call Restoration. Duct cleaning is only recommended, however, if the core problem causing the mold issues and the primary source of the mold contamination is properly cleaned.

3. Peace of Mind!


Peace of Mind!

Trained mold inspectors follow a step by step protocol to determine if there is a mold problem. They will do visual inspections; ask questions to get a better idea of the building history to find out about leaks, floods, etc. any indication of past moisture issues; measure the moisture levels; and may recommend that tape, swab, or air quality tests be done to determine the type of mold and the spore count in the home.

The relative cost of a mold inspection compared to the potential health issues and eventual structural issues that mold can cause in a property is minor and should give you a significant amount of peace of mind knowing that you have had a professional inspection done.

Bottom line, if you suspect that you have any mold concerns, particularly in your basement, we strongly recommend that you have a professional examine the problem so that you can prevent the spread of the mold throughout your home when you turn on your furnace.

Got Mold Questions?


Got Mold Questions?

First Call Restoration is dedicated to helping homeowners and business owners. One of the reasons we are so passionate about education is we know that an informed consumer will be able to make better and informed decisions. We have built a reputation of trust in our service area. When you have questions about mold, your ducts, or insulation, don’t hesitate to send us an e-mail or call our experts at (845) 226-0868. Peace of mind is just a phone call away!

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We do mold remediation in Beacon NY, Brewster NY, Carmel NY, Hopewell Junction NY, Goshen NY, Middletown NY, Millbrook NY, Mount Kisco NY, Newburgh NY, Poughkeepsie NY, Rhineback NY, Walden NY, Wallkill NY, and Wappingers Falls NY!