New York NYS Licensed Mold Assessor

NYS Licensed Mold Assessor Responsibilities

Finding mold in your home or place of work can leave you asking yourself many questions, among the first is “who do I call?”. Many business or homeowners find themselves going online for help and even after help from Google may have questions about the new legalities revolving mold assessment, inspection, and remediation that went into place on January 1st, 2016. These new laws help to further establish responsibilities of NYS Licensed Mold Assessors as well as NYS Licensed Remediation Contractors and protect consumers. For more information on the law, check out our blog post-New York State Mold Bill January 1, 2016 Read more

mold in your basement

Is there Mold in your Basement?

The basement is a dark, generally unventilated and moisture laden area of most homes. In basements, floods happen, pipes are prone to leakage, humidity is usually uncontrolled and air flow is stagnant. These conditions are just perfect for mold to originate and proliferate, in fact, the basement is one of the most common places to find mold.

Although you may run down the stairs to throw in a load of laundry, grab totes out of storage or move unused household items down for storage, how much time do you really spend in your basement? Now is the time to do so, the summer is rapidly heating up, and with all of the rain that Northern New Jersey has been experiencing lately, you should really go do a moisture check in the basement.

WHAT TO CHECK FOR:

  • Go down into your basement and turn on the lights, check for visible mold.
  • Do the smell check! Check for that initial mildew smell when you open the door.
  • Look closely at any plumbing and the materials around it, are they wet or discolored

If you already can see mold in your basement on the walls or carpet, you can bet there is more to be found. For all of the health risks that mold can cause, you want to make sure that you do something now to stop and prevent mold growth in your basement. Although there are many DIY mold killers on the internet, from vinegar to bleach and hydrogen peroxide to boric acid, you should know that all molds are not created equal. These harmful ingredients can also be dangerous to work with both on contact and when inhaled.

Our recommendation is that you find a trusted professional to deal with the problem. Our mold inspection team will inspect and locate the cause or causes of the mold development and can advise on how to best mitigate and whom to call to remove it.

Don’t attempt to take on your basement mold by yourself, employ a professional to test and locate the mold. Call us today for a quote in New York at (845) 215-9258 or in New Jersey at (201)733-0091.

Allergies?

Allergies? Consider Allergen Testing

You’re hearing it everywhere and from everyone, this allergy season is terrible! When a bad allergy season arrives, sufferers choose to stay inside away from the allergens that trigger their symptoms. What if your symptoms don’t go away when you are “safely inside?” It could mean that there are allergens inside your home triggering your symptoms. While it may be dust, dander or other allergens triggering you, it can also be Mold.  Read more

vacation home

Checking for Mold in Your Vacation Home

July is here and the first weekend we have in the 80s in New Jersey is upon us. Many will be heading to their vacation home, shore home or cottages. As a mold inspector, I can’t stress how big of a problem mold can be in vacation homes. It is important that the public is aware of what to look for and how to prevent it.

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Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day Weekend Preparation

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

Mission

Our Mission: Ensure you are taken care of

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

Healthy Environment

Providing a Healthy Environment for our Children

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

HNST Mold Inspections

In this business, experience counts!

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