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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.

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.

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.