Households in NY/NJ are preparing for Memorial Day Weekend by getting out the patio furniture, life jackets, vests and bathing suits. This time of year, we haul the patio furniture out which includes cushions, pillows and umbrellas. Hm..whats that there? Do you see small black freckle spots on these items? What is that? Read more
Controlling moisture is one of the key foundations to reducing the risk of mold developing in your home. Mold thrives and grows in a damp or moist environment and can lead to health hazards in your home. Act now to reduce and control moisture in your home in order to reduce your risk! Read more
Many years in the Mold business has taught me many lessons. I realize that when I am out in the field performing New York State Mold Assessor inspections, I am teaching others lessons as well. Too many times I arrive on a job to perform an inspection for a client only to find out they have paid in full and thought their job was complete, only to be failed by my inspection. Read more
Its finally Spring and we know you’d rather be out enjoying all that April has to offer than sitting inside on your computer. We’ll keep this one short and sweet, read on for our top 10 mold facts! Read more
A new report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) recently found that unhealthy environments greatly impact the health of young children under the age of 5. This report is the second edition of Inheriting a Sustainable World? Atlas on Children’s Health and the Environment. What the main message that is emerging basically states, is that we can prevent these deaths through providing a healthier environment for our children! Read more
In our last blog post What training is required of my Licensed Mold Assessor? I mentioned that I wished there was a minimum work requirement in order to receive your License to Assess in New York State. Since these new requirements have only been out a little over a year, we are hoping that there are continued changes to the bill in our future. To us, it’s clear, experience counts in this business! Read more
Any person who qualifies themselves as an NYS Licensed Mold Assessor must go through training in order to obtain their license. We’ve been asked by our customers what is required and why we must go through this training. Here is a quick glimpse into what is required for NYS Licensed Mold Assessors to obtain their license. Read more
You may have already heard the buzz, as of January 1st, 2016; there are new rules in New York State on Mold Assessment and Remediation. Here are the top three things you should know about the changes.
Your mold assessor may use a variety of invasive and non-invasive inspection techniques. These include moisture surveys, a sampling of air/surfaces, thermal imaging surveys and visual inspection. Once they have sufficiently evaluated the area of concern they make recommendations to the homeowner.
The homeowner must then hire an NYS licensed remediation contractor to carry out the removal and abide by the NYS mold remediation regulations, policies and procedures set out in the New York State Mold Bill. This person cannot be the same person who assessed the mold or water damage.
If you are dealing with moisture issues or mold presence in your home and are a Rockland County or Westchester County resident, let the professionals here at HNST Mold Inspections help guide you through the process by calling (845) 215-9258. Our NYSDOL Mold Assessor License is #00057.
Did you know that the NYS Mold Bill enacted January 1, 2016, helps to prevent conflict of interest? That’s right, the new requirements put into place allow one single company to possess licenses in both assessment and remediation, yet restrict them to perform both services to the same property. Read more