Mold Inspections

Mold Testing vs Mold Inspection

At HNST Mold Inspections, we offer different services depending on our customer’s needs and requirements. One question we get a lot is about the difference between mold testing and mold inspection. Read on for the main differences between the two, so that you can determine which service you’re really looking for. Read more

Home inspection

Is your Home Inspector qualified to do the job?

Congratulations! You’re in the process of buying a new home if you’ve landed yourself here, probably trying to find a home inspector and wondering what qualifications to look for. For a first time home buyer this is probably a very confusing process for you, heck, even second-time homebuyers go through stress. Read on for why it’s important to know if your home inspector is qualified and experienced to not only identify mold on an inspection but also be able to identify risk potential for mold.

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Mold test

What to expect from a Mold Test

If you have a suspicion that there is mold in your home or office, you may be researching mold testing, which has brought you here. Welcome! Here at HNST Mold Inspection, information is provided to readers to help them navigate through the confusing and sometimes scary world that mold can be. Let us help you understand how mold testing and inspection work. Read more

mold in schools

Mold In Schools

Perhaps you’ve seen the following stories on the news:

Mold is being found in schools all over the New York area and it seems that it’s becoming a wider problem than most of the public even knows. Of course, parents worry about sending their kids to school for a variety of reasons, but should they have to worry about Mold? Read more

Protect your home from rainy season

Protect Your Home From Mold During Rainy Seasons

The NY/NJ area sure has been getting a lot of rain this season and it doesn’t look like its stopping any time soon. With the remnants of Hurricane Florence hitting our area today, you may be wondering what you can do to prepare, protect and prevent mold growth related to the rainy season. Read on for tips that you can put into action right now to protect your home. Read more

Mold test

Mold vs Mildew

Mold and Mildew share many characteristics, but they are vastly different in the way they are prevented, treated and removed. To help you sift through all of the information available online and to determine what your questionable substance is in your home we’ve developed this easy to use chart that lists the most common the similarities and differences between the two. Read more

3 Ways to Prevent Attic Mold

3 Ways to Prevent Attic Mold

Attics are not a place where homeowners spend much time. In fact, you may have never been in your attic! Here’s why you should at least give it a check: attics are an ideal space for mold growth. Improper ventilation, leaks in your roof and improper indoor ventilation can cause mold to grow and spread. Eventually, if unnoticed and untreated, the mold may seep through your ceiling, at that point, it’s a big job to fix. Here are 3 ways to prevent attic mold before it begins! Read more

Mold exposure symptoms

Mold Exposure Symptoms

Exposure to mold in a certain environment can elicit symptoms that are very common to experience. Mold exposure symptoms can present as sinus pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, a headache for example and while these symptoms may seem pretty innocuous, if they are not responding to regular medical treatment, seem to come and go dependant on the environment or are just out of the ordinary, it might be time to think deeper.  Read more

burst pipe water damage

Burst Pipe & Water Damage

If you’ve never had a water pipe burst in your home, consider yourself lucky. If you have, we feel for you here at HNST Mold Inspections, and we’d like to help by giving you some information on what to do and why after a water pipe bursts. Of course, there are many reasons a pipe may burst, perhaps its old and needs replacing, or the pressure got too high inside the line. Either way, there is a problem and you need to fix it. Read on for our tips on dealing with a burst pipe & water damage. Read more

Reduce humidity in your home

Reduce Humidity In Your Home

Summer is unrelenting right now, the temperature is in the high 90’s and humidity is high as well. You’ve probably seen the signs of high humidity in your home already, foggy windows or that musty smell. It’s time to reduce the humidity in your home now before it becomes a problem. It’s simple to do if you follow our easy tips!

Tips to Reduce Humidity In Your Home:

  1. Ventilate: In areas such as the kitchen and bathroom which create a lot of moisture, ensure proper ventilation fans are set up.
  2. Dehumidify: Using dehumidifiers, from small portable to large whole-house dehumidifiers can help to reduce humidity based on your needs.
  3. Insulate: Add waterproof insulation to your water heater, use proper weatherstripping products and caluking around windows and areas of drafts
  4. Waterproof: Waterproofing basement walls, take measures outside the home to point drains away from the home to prevent water collection.

These four basic tips will help you to assess and attempt to control the humidity in your home. Of course, if your humidity problem is an on-going issue it may be too late to take these measures. Increased humidity in the home along with warm temperatures are the perfect condition for mold to grow and proliferate. Reducing the moisture in your home is of most importance this time of year.

If Mold has already found its way into your home, call HNST Mold Inspection today. When we perform a mold inspection, we are looking at all areas of moisture and usually end up suggesting tips to reduce the humidity in your home as well. When you’re informed and educated on the reasons mold develop and moisture accumulates, then you can take better action.