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Can Mold Come Back After Remediation on Your NYC Property?

Can Mold Come Back After Treatment?

Can Mold Come Back After Treatment?

Before you bring in professional mold remediators, you might be wondering what to expect regarding how long NYC mold removal will last. The inspection and remediation seem like an expensive and invasive process, so obviously you would like to keep the mold away for many years to come. Ideally, forever!

The good news is that modern technology makes the mold removal process simpler, cheaper, and more effective. Without ripping out drywall or wood, Stern Mold can make your building mold-free, guaranteed for up to 5 years.

Nobody can honestly guarantee that mold will never come back. Unless you seal up the building and never enter it again, mold can potentially return for several reasons:

– Mold problems start with spores, which exist virtually everywhere on the planet.

Mold spores can grow into an infestation anytime they have water, oxygen, and food.

– Permanent mold removal must include dealing with the underlying causes (leaks, dripping water, outdoor moisture getting inside) in addition to thorough cleaning.

How Can Stern Mold Guarantee NYC Mold Removal?

Traditional mold remediation does not necessarily prevent mold from growing back. Stern Mold does not rely on old-fashioned mold remediation!

We use a two-part MoldExterm system of antimicrobial cleaning and a polymer-based sealant. The sealant encapsulates any remaining spores and makes it virtually impossible for mold to grow there ever again.

In addition to our MoldExterm sealant, we can install dehumidifiers to prevent new or recurring issues. This complete solution lets you breathe easier and enjoy peace of mind that your mold problems are in the past!

For a free inspection and details about our guaranteed NYC mold removal, contact Stern Mold today.

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When Should You Call in the Pros to Do Your Mold Cleanup?

It May be Time to Call in the Mold Removal Pros for NJ and NYC - Stern Mold!

It May be Time to Call in the Mold Removal Pros for NJ and NYC – Stern Mold!

Most of us have experience cleaning mold—at least from around the tub, sink, toilet, or on kitchen countertops. Those hard surfaces can be disinfected and wiped down easily. Assuming you don’t have asthma or a respiratory problem, it’s safe to clean up small, isolated spots of mold.

But when you’re facing a significant mold infestation or have a respiratory condition like asthma, NYC mold removal services get the job done better while preventing health scares.

Hazards of DIY Mold Cleanup

Experts, including the CDC and EPA, recommend calling professional mold remediators for several reasons:

– Mold cleaning kicks up mold and spores, increasing the risk of mold sickness

– Those with asthma or lung diseases should not touch mold

– Special tools and encapsulation products should be used

– Wood, drywall, and other porous surfaces require professional mold removal

When to Call for Professional NYC Mold Removal

Mold often spreads, invisibly, to places throughout a home or building. Cleaning with household products does not stop the spores from growing more mold later.

Even if you are a physically healthy adult, you should bring in a professional to check for mold in the walls, in your HVAC equipment, and throughout the home.

In office buildings or multi-family dwellings, always assume that mold exists in multiple units. Especially those with shared walls or ductwork.

Free Inspection for NYC Mold Removal

You have nothing to lose when you call Stern Mold for a free mold inspection. We provide New York and New Jersey mold removal using bioremediation and a polymer seal, meaning we can kill mold spores without tearing out walls. Contact us now for more info!

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In NYC, Are Indoor and Outdoor Mold Allergies Seasonal?

Mold - What You Really Need to Know

Mold – What You Really Need to Know

Anyone who suffers from an allergy knows how frustrating it can be. People who made it through their childhood without any allergies can still develop adult-onset allergies later in life. Some may have allergies to certain foods, pollen, animal dander, and mold.

People who are allergic to mold spores may have to deal with symptoms year-round. Some mold spores are more likely to spread in dry windy conditions. Other types of spores move with fog and dew when humidity is high.

Indoor mold can grow year-round

While most outdoor molds will become inactive during cold months, indoor molds can thrive throughout the year. If mold has some organic material like wood or dry-wall paper, moisture, and the right temperature, it will continue to grow and create more spores. Unfortunately, mold likes the same temperature (60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit) people maintain inside their homes, offices, and other businesses. If you suspect you may have mold, call the NYC mold removal experts at Stern Mold right away.

Symptoms of a mold allergy

For many people, molds spores cause symptoms similar to those of other allergies: runny nose, sore throat, sneezing, itchy eyes, and skin rashes. If mold spores enter the lungs, they can cause asthma attacks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warns that prolonged exposure to mold spores can lead to asthma in otherwise healthy children.

Stern Mold is part of the Stern Environmental network and has been providing NYC mold removal for commercial and residential clients since 1995. Or MoldExterm method can resolve your mold problem quickly and for a fraction of the cost of traditional mold removal methods. Contact us today.

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Tips on Detoxifying from Unhealthful Mold Exposure

Tips on Detoxifying from Unhealthful Mold Exposure

Tips on Detoxifying from Unhealthful Mold Exposure

Black mold contains mycotoxins that can cause a number of chronic health problems. If you find yourself suffering from these symptoms of mold and fungus exposure, there are natural methods you can use to detoxify your system.

Symptoms of Black Mold Toxicity

  • Mold spores frequently enter your body through the sinus passages, so they often aggravate the respiratory system. Sneezing, coughing and a burning sensation in the mucous membranes are common symptoms of mold exposure.
  • Skin is also an entry point for mycotoxins, which can result in itching and rashes.
  • Fighting off mycotoxins can send your immune system into overdrive, causing headaches, fatigue and fever.

Natural Treatments for Mold Exposure

  • Activated charcoal has filtering properties that cause it to bind to toxic elements and flush them out of your system. Be sure to use activated charcoal obtained from natural sources such as coconut shells.
  • Garlic is widely used as an antifungal supplement. Recommended doses are two to four grams of fresh garlic or 600 to 900 milligrams of garlic tablets per day.
  • Mold and fungus feed on sugar, so cut back on your intake or eliminate it altogether.
  • Chlorophyll has antibacterial and antifungal properties that can protect DNA from mycotoxin damage. Add chlorophyll-rich foods such as kale, spinach, broccoli and asparagus to your diet.

Stern Mold: Your Answer for Effective Mold and Fungus Removal Treating your symptoms will provide some relief, but mold removal is the only permanent solution. Visit our website to schedule a free mold inspection and learn more about MoldExterm, our eco-friendly and non-intrusive program for mold removal and prevention.

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Just How Important is Mold Remediation to Your Health?

Learn About Mold: What Are The Signs of a Mold Related Illness?

Learn About Mold: What Are The Signs of a Mold Related Illness?

If you discover mold in your home or business, you may think you’re capable of cleaning it up yourself. Without professional NJ and NYC mold remediation, you could be putting yourself and your family at risk for some serious health problems.

Mold: Not Just a Cosmetic Issue

Microscopic mold spores are always present in the air, both indoors and out. Most people are not affected unless they suffer from allergies. Difficulties start to arise when mold colonizes on an interior surface.

Extended exposure to a mold infestation can cause a wide range of upper respiratory symptoms, even in people who are not generally susceptible to allergies. These symptoms include sneezing, irritated eyes, coughing and wheezing.

Danger is even greater for people with pre-existing lung conditions or compromised immune systems. They can be vulnerable to aspergillosis, a fungus ball that develops in the lungs or sinuses, or experience bleeding from the lungs or nose.

The risks are not limited to physical ailments. Studies have linked mold exposure to sleep disorders, depression and cognitive difficulties such as memory loss.

When Cleaning Isn’t Enough

Simply cleaning a mold-infested surface doesn’t address the underlying cause, which is usually excessive moisture. If the problem isn’t resolved, you could find yourself caught in a repeating cycle of mold exposure.

Expert NJ and NYC Mold Remediation from Stern Mold

Professional mold removal doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Our proprietary MoldExterm process is non-invasive, eco-friendly and normally completed within one day.

Contact Stern Mold to learn more and schedule a free mold inspection by one of our friendly and efficient technicians.

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