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First Call Restoration Educational Blogs – Page 3

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.

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 predisposed 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.

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.

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.\

Ice Dams and Mold: The Facts!

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.

Sewage Backup Prevention Tips!

As spring gets ever so closer and temperatures begin to rise, snow run off and rain increases the number of calls we receive about flooded basements and sewage backups. 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. There are 2 key reasons, sewage backup prevention is important…learn more!

What Renters Need To Know About Mold!

One of the top 5 complaints of renters is black mold. Know your rights and obligations! If you find mold in your apartment or rental home and are not sure what to do, this article provides you with helpful information on how to address this problem with your landlord.

Why Are Clothes Dryers A Fire Hazard?

First Call Restoration has been serving residential and commercial customers in the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh areas for more than twenty years. One of the most heartbreaking emergency events we are called into are fire and smoke restoration jobs. In many cases, the fire could have been prevented with routine maintenance. A lesser known fact is that one of the core causes of house fires is the dryer. This article explains how to prevent dryer fires!

Mold: 4 Frequently Asked Questions!

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.

How To Select A Mold Removal Contractor?

Choosing a mold removal contractor can be a tough decision, particularly if there are many contractors in your area offering that service. How do you know the contractor you call is qualified and experienced? In this article, we explain how to select a mold removal contractor by revealing the top 10 clues that the mold removal contractor you called is inexperienced and not qualified. Clues #3, #6, and #9 are very important.