avoid mold in storage units

Avoid Mold In Storage Units

Whether you’re in-between homes, or just need some extra space to stash your belongings, many people turn to storage units to store their extra items. Couches, furniture, boxes and the like are stacked high and forgotten about until someone needs them, or a large enough space is available to use them. But what happens when you get to your storage unit to get your couch and its covered in mold? Read more

How Much Does Mold Inspection Cost?

Smelling the moist, mildew smell that means there might be mold in your home is scary. You know that it is important for you to get rid of mold and you aren’t really sure how to go about it. That’s where Mold Inspection comes in, but how much does it cost? That’s the number one question that most people have when it comes to finding mold in their home. Read more

Mold exposure symptoms

Symptoms of Mold Exposure

Although we are continually exposed to mold in our everyday environments, being allergic to mold or exposure to a lot of molds can elicit certain symptoms. Mold exposure symptoms can present as sinus pain, shortness of breath, fatigue, a headache for example and while these symptoms may seem pretty usual, if they are not responding to regular medical treatment, tend to come and go dependant on the environment or are just out of the ordinary, it might be time to investigate further. Read more

vacation home indoor air quality

Vacation Home Indoor Air Quality

This time of year, many are flocking to their vacation homes, cottages and shore houses. Just as with our homes, your vacation home may have issues with indoor air quality (IAQ). Problems such as mold, and other volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) could be lurking. Here’s what to consider when heading out on vacation.  Read more

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.