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

Mold Inspection

HNST Mold Inspections- We’re more than Mold Inspection

There is more to the Mold Inspectors job that meets the eye. Many think of mold inspection as a process that they need to go through because they’ve discovered a mold issue. Most of these times, mold inspection seems more like an emergency than doing a regular home maintenance task. Prevention can be KEY in a mold situation, so its time to flip the thinking and look at mold inspection in a different light.  Read more

Licensed Mold Assessors, Mold Inspection

Four things you should know about Mold Inspection

Did you know that Mold isn’t always visible? That’s right, sometimes, mold doesn’t give us a glaring sign that it’s living among us. In fact, there are many species of mold that live in our homes and workplaces that are not harmful and are just part of our environment. The problem comes when you have a mold species that is harmful or potentially harmful to health. If you didn’t know that fact about mold, read on for four more things that you should know about Mold Inspection. Read more

What Customers Say About HNST Mold Inspections

When you’ve got a potentially dangerous situation inside of your home such as an infestation of mold, you don’t take any chances. That’s why most people go online to look for testimonials, ratings, and reviews of companies.  I always read my reviews so that I can see what my customers think of my work and what they’re saying about me. I am always happy to see the many reviews that I have are positive and it reassures me that I’m staying true to my mission.

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when it rains, it molds?

When it Rains, it Molds?

Mold grows quickly on and around areas that are continually exposed to moisture. Therefore, if you’ve got a leak or a moisture issue that you haven’t address in your home or on a property you own you should check for mold. When it rains, it molds is a funny way to remember the connection between mold and moisture. After a heavy rain, it will be evident in your home or building structure where the issues are, they’ll be wet, damp or leaking. If you find one of the three, its time for a Mold Inspection. Read more

Reliable Mold Inspections NY

HNST Mold Inspections – Experience, Quality of Expertise, Personalized Service

Being in the Mold Inspections business for over 14 years now, some ask why I haven’t expanded and grown into something larger with more employees. This is one of the easiest questions for me to answer, we all hear the buzz words about “small business” but what does that actually mean?  Well, in the end, the reason I don’t grow my team is to provide you the customer, quicker turn around times, personalized service, quality of expertise and experience.  Read more

bathroom mold

Say Goodbye to Bathroom Mold!

You may have no idea that mold is lurking in your bathroom. Its interesting, mold can be hiding in plain sight and you might not even recognize it! Unfortunately, the bathroom is one of the Mold’s favorite places to hide and grow, so it’s important for any home or business to pay attention and to act quickly if mold is recognized.  Read more

Best Blog Posts 2017

Our Top Blog Posts of 2017

Believe it or not, the new year is right around the corner. We’ve been working hard to give you valuable content through our blog this year in hopes to help you understand mold and make the process of dealing with it as easy as possible. We are looking forward to 2018 and bringing you more valuable content with more blogs! For now, let’s look back at our top 5 most viewed blog posts of 2017. Share with us which blog post was your favorite by heading to our facebook pageRead more

Water Damage Assessment

Water Damage Assessments for Rainwater Damage

With the multitude of tropical storms and natural weather events of record proportion, many are dealing with excess rainwater. Areas around some of the hardest hit places are not suffering from flooding, but from the rain that the storms bring with them. Rainwater can be damaging, just think of all of the water that falls at once. The quicker it falls, the more rain that accumulates and the more rainwater damage you can see as a result. That’s why it’s important to secure your home by checking the roof for leaks, doors, and windows for proper installation and sealing and the perimeter of your home for problem areas.

If your home has been lucky enough to avoid rainwater damage or moisture issues, you may think you’re safe. However, with the increase in unprecedented natural weather events across the country, it’s important to double check your property and make sure you are protected as best as you can be now. The system that you already have in place around your home, draining away from the house can become overwhelmed if more than usual amounts of rain come your way.

 

Moisture in your home from rainwater can, of course, cause mold to grow. This is why we urge homeowners to see the importance in updating and repairing drainage systems around the home. Focusing any drains at aiming rainwater away from the foundation of the home, fixing leaks in the roof and replacing leaking or moisture prone windows.

To protect your home from rainwater:

  1. Check to see if the ground slopes away from the foundation of your home. If you already know the ground is sloping towards your home, consider installing a trench to drain it
  2. Add extensions to the gutter downspouts, this helps to direct the water away from the foundation of the home
  3. Create openings on the border of flowerbeds to help the soil drain away from the house
  4. Keep roofs and gutters clear of debris
  5. Dig a Trench that extends to the lowest point of your property. Line the high end of this trench with some filter fabric and then fill with gravel or rock. This way the water will get filtered before clogging the drain.
  6. Hire a professional or if you’re handy build a Dry Well in the ground to fill with gravel or crushed stone. If you have a home that puddles or has a big pool of water after rainfall, this is a great idea to act as a makeshift drain to return the water to the ground
  7. After a thorough check, if you see an area of concern, hire a professional for a water damage assessment

These are some beginner tips to prevent moisture from getting into the home. If you already have a small leak or a problem that has been on your list to fix, make it your priority. Dealing with mold due to moisture in your home is a much larger and more hazardous problem in the long run. We’ve gotten very lucky in New York and New Jersey to have only been affected by rain as a result of these terrible stormes plaguing so many countries, and have only received a moderate amount of rain. Call us today for a water damage assessment to check protect your home now from moisture problems such as mold in the future.