New Home - Pre-Purchase Mold Inspection

New Home – Pre-Purchase Mold Inspection

This time of year omes are selling left and right. Whether in Newberg, NY or Montclair, NJ, there is no doubt the housing market is hot.  Are you purchasing or selling a home right now? Then it’s time to schedule your pre-purchase mold inspection. Mold in the home is a common concern for both buyers and sellers during a home purchase. Just the sight of mold, no matter what kind can make potential buyers change their mind on a home, and possibly affect the resale value. Read more

Memorial Day 2019

HNST Mold Inspections wishes you a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day 2019. We know you will be spending the weekend spring cleaning and preparing for summer. Keep your eye out while in the basement or attic for signs of mold such as musty or mildewy smells, damp areas, and visible mold. If you find an area of concern, put it on your radar and call HNST Mold Inspections to determine if the issue is a true problem and to help with the next steps of dealing with it. Read more

preparing for mold testing

Preparing for Mold Testing

Finding mold in your home can be quite unnerving. One of the first things you’ll probably do is call a Mold Inspector for a Mold Test. When testing for mold, it is important that the tester get an accurate reading. This is why it is important that you know what to do to prepare for mold testing so that the inspector gets an accurate and quick result.

  1. Do not make any effort to ventilate the affected area. Although you may be eager to clear the space out of the smell, this can introduce different particulates from the environment into the are and produce an inaccurate test result.
  2. Do not move furniture, attempt to remove affected wallpaper that is peeling, carpet that is affected, etc. Moving anything in the affected area can allow spores to be released into the area. If there is furniture in the room, do not relocate it to another area. Mold can live on organic surfaces such as fabric and you may be moving the mold to another area in your home along with the furniture.
  3. Do not clean the area. Although you may want to get the old out of there quick and employ bleach or cleaning products. Hold off until the mold is tested and you are told what type of mold it is and how to effectively eliminate it by a professional.

Once your mold testing professional is able to accurately test and provide results, you can then take action such as the steps above. An expert will be able to tell you what type of mold you’re dealing with and what steps you should take to remediate the problem.

At HNST Mold Inspections, we provide testing and inspection to the NY/NJ area. Our test results are provided to our clients quickly and transparently. If you have identified mold in your home, or suspect there is a mold problem that you cannot visibly see, call HNST Mold Inspection.

 

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Upcoming Webinar Flood-Damaged Homes: Approaches to Effective Decontamination, Cleaning and Drying Hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

At HNST Mold Inspection we like to keep you up to date when it comes to the world of Mold. Please consider joining in this upcoming webinar hosted by the EPA regarding Flood- Damaged Homes and effective approaches to decontamination, cleaning and drying out after a flood. Read more

spring tips for preventing mold

Spring Tips for Preventing Mold

Spring is an exciting time of celebration that the long winter has passed. Many homeowners take spring as a time for cleaning, organizing and getting their home and yards together to enjoy for the summer. One thing you should pay attention to this spring is the presence of mold and preventing its growth. Taking the right precautions now can save you down the line. Here are our spring tips for preventing mold. Read more

How Quickly Does Mold Grow After Water Damage?

Experiencing an unexpected water event in your home is a problem no homeowner looks forward to dealing with. Either from a flood, leaks in the roof, or a burst pipe, water damage always seems to cause a heap of trouble. Not only does water damage cause integrity issues with the structure of your home such as construction material, but it can also ruin your furniture, carpeting and other items in your household. As if that wasn’t enough, it can also be the beginning of a mold issue as mold grows quickly when given wet conditions. How quickly does mold grow after water damage? Read more

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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

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