Do You Have These Symptoms of Mold Sickness?

Mold Sickness

The symptoms of mold sickness are often mistaken for some other issue. People feel safe in their home and their place of work is like a second home. They don’t want to think that something in either of these places may be making them sick.

Mold is an easy problem to overlook that can be easily remedied with our NJ mold removal system. It may not have been present a few years ago, but a small plumbing leak or moisture problem can slowly lead to mold and declining health.

Short term mold exposure symptoms

There are some people with a sensitivity to mold spores who begin sneezing almost immediately when they enter a building with mold. However, for most people the symptoms are more subtle and mirror allergies to pollen, ragweed, and grass. Short term mold exposure can cause watering eyes, sneezing, headaches, and skin irritation.

Long term mold exposure symptoms

After continued exposure to mold, symptoms like chronic headaches, fatigue, joint pain, memory loss, and nausea or loss of appetite start to appear. These issues are the same symptoms of many other medical problems. You may chalk them up to pushing yourself too hard, being under a lot of stress, or just getting older.

The effects of mold are much more serious for someone with a weakened immune system. Unfortunately, someone with a compromised immune system is already in poor health and it’s all too easy for them and other people to dismiss their new symptoms as part of an existing condition.

If you suspect mold in your home or business, call us right away for information on our non-toxic NJ mold removal method.

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Could You Be Suffering From Toxic Mold Exposure?

The Presence of Mold Can Seriously Impact Your Health

Mold Exposure

Your NYC mold removal specialists want you to stay informed about toxic mold, and here is something interesting to think about. Toxic mold exposure.

What is Toxic Mold Exposure Like?

Unfortunately, toxic mold exposure resembles several other respiratory problems like allergies, colds, sinus infections, asthma and others. That’s why it may be one of the more difficult illnesses to diagnose.

Some of the signs might be:

  • Shortness of breath
  • Sinus problems
  • Fatigue
  • Red eyes
  • Blurred vision
  • Tears
  • Lightheadedness
  • Headaches
  • Light sensitivity

Those symptoms are some of the most common results of toxic mold exposure, but as you can see, they are also symptoms of various kinds of upper respiratory illnesses as well.

There are other ways to tell, and here are a few:

  • Has your building or home been recently flooded?
  • Are you being exposed to musty air?
  • Is there noticeable water damage in any room, particularly the bathroom and/or laundry room?
  • Do your symptoms worsen on days with rain?
  • Are you getting treatment from a doctor for an upper respiratory illness, but it never seems to go away?
  • Do you have skin rashes for no apparent reason?

Once again, these are potentially common problems with various types of respiratory illnesses, but if you are experiencing symptoms and problems from both of these lists at the same time, you could be suffering from toxic mold exposure.

If you see any black mold in your house, home or apartment, or you are experiencing upper respiratory problems that never seem to go away, call your NYC mold removal specialist, Stern Mold, for a free mold inspection. Serving the NY and NJ areas for nearly 25 years.

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Can You Sue Your Landlord for Mold Exposure – You Bet!

Don't Wait until it's Too Late, Inspect Now!

Suing A Landlord Over Mold

Mold is a serious problem and can cause severe health issues in many people. When you lease a property for your home or business, you have certain legal rights regarding the condition of the property. Landlords are responsible for keeping the premises fit for human habitation for the duration of the lease. If you have a problem with mold in a property that you are leasing, contact the landlord as soon as possible.

Conditions that result in mold

Mold needs three things to grow: Moisture, food, and proper temperature. Moisture can exist in the air due to a leaky roof or inadequate ventilation. It can also come from plumbing leaks, standing water in a crawlspace, a damp basement, or poor drainage allowing water to enter the building.

These issues alone can cost a lot of money to fix. However, our NYC mold removal method is not expensive, and properly addressing these problems is less costly for the landlord than ignoring the matter and ultimately being required to pay for legal fees, mold inspection, replacing damaged personal property, medical expenses, and emotional distress.

If you have to sue your landlord

Ideally, your landlord values you as a tenant and will make every effort to maintain a good relationship with you. Do your part to keep good will in this legal relationship, if that’s possible.

Landlord responsibilities regarding mold aren’t always clear. There are no federal standards for permissible exposure limits in buildings and you may have to pay for a professional inspection and air quality test to prove a health risk exists. Consult an attorney and contact the mold experts at Stern for NYC mold removal.

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Damp Environments and Your Health as Detailed by the Center for Disease Control

Damp Environments and Your Health as Detailed by the Center for Disease Control

Damp Environments and Your Health as Detailed by the Center for Disease Control

A lot of posts, blogs and articles have been written about how bad toxic black mold can be for your health, and virtually every NYC mold removal company is aware of the problems. Of course when reading these stories, you may think that they’re embellished, made up or downright exaggerated for business or marketing purposes. Well, that can’t be further from the truth.


The most respected organization for fitness and health issues, named The Center For Disease Control And Prevention (CDC) which is a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has published a major article called the “Facts About Mold and Dampness.” In it they write about mold and your health, mold in your home, and how to control mold. They also give great mold prevention tips!

Now, even though you may not think of an article on mold as being all that interesting, this one is filled with facts, ideas and information that virtually everyone should know about, and certainly any NYC mold removal company will also know these facts and figures.

Nothing to Sneeze At

Mold in your house or home may actually cause you to sneeze, but it is nothing to sneeze at. There are many serious health issues, particularly for babies and young children, so mold, especially toxic black mold, should be kept out of your house or home. At the very least, this article from the CDC gives prevention tips that should be followed for a happy and healthy mold-free life.

For more information, or a free mold evaluation, please contact Stern Mold, the experts in mold remediation, serving New York and New Jersey.

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Is It a Sinus Infection or Mold Exposure?

Make sure it's Just a Sinus Infection.

Make sure it’s Just a Sinus Infection.

NYC mold removal is becoming more important than ever. Case in point: Did you know that a sinus infection may not be quite what it seems? That’s right. Research conducted by the Mayo Clinic has found that chronic sinus infections were caused by exposure to mold in 9 out of 10 cases! These findings have differed from as little as 20 years ago when physicians believed that virtually all sinus infections were caused by either a virus or a bacteria.

Home and Work

Both home and work environments were the cause for these findings, as being exposed in either place was enough to both cause a sinus infection and prevent it from going away. And when you think about it, a warm dark and moist place, exactly like inside of your nose, is a perfect breeding place for mold.

What’s the Difference?

A genuine sinus infection and a mold-borne sinus infection are very similar. Headaches, congestion, discolored discharge and pressure in your sinus area are all symptoms of a genuine sinus infection and they are the same symptoms of a fungal sinus infection.


Since antibiotics do not affect fungal sinusitis, non-invasive surgery may be required to kill the mold in your sinus cavity. A simple probe is inserted into your nostrils and the treatment is highly effective.

If you have any questions about mold infestation, what to do to keep mold at bay, or if you would like a free mold inspection, contact Stern Mold. We are the experts at NYC mold removal!

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