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The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets – Symptoms to Monitor

The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets - Symptoms to Monitor

The Impact of Mold Exposure on Pets – Symptoms to Monitor

Much has been written about upper-respiratory symptoms, headaches, depression and other health risks associated with mold exposure. Pets are also living, breathing creatures that can suffer from health problems caused by mold.

Health Symptoms of Mold Exposure in Pets

Small pets, like babies and small children, are the most vulnerable to the effects of mold. Watch for these signs that mold may be impacting your pet’s health:

  • Mold spores can be irritating to an animal’s skin. Is your pet doing a lot of scratching, even if there are no fleas present? He may also develop sores or a skin rash.
  • Pets, like humans, are susceptible to upper-respiratory ailments resulting from mold exposure. If your pet exhibits frequent sneezing and wheezing as well as runny eyes, it may be from inhaling mold spores.
  • Licking and chewing on paws and feet is another common symptom of mold exposure.
  • Keep an eye on your pet’s ears. Watch for infections that may produce a yeasty smell and cause your pet to scratch his ears excessively.

If you observe any of these symptoms, don’t take any chances. Schedule an appointment with your vet for a check-up and appropriate treatment. If necessary, the vet may advise that your pet stay elsewhere temporarily until corrective mold treatment is completed.

Cost-Effective and Non-Toxic Mold Treatment from Stern Mold

Can’t bear to be separated from your pet? Our proprietary MoldExterm process is usually completed within a single day. This eco-friendly method removes mold completely and prevents future recurrences without any toxic products that could harm your family and pets.

Contact us to schedule a free mold inspection by one of our professionally trained technicians.

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Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Tips for Healing from Mold Toxicity Exposure

Although there has been more research done recently on mold illness, it remains unrecognized by many doctors. People suffering from mold sickness often endure misdiagnosis after misdiagnosis while their health and quality of life continue to decline, not realizing that the cause of their suffering exists in their home or workplace and continues to spread.

The mold illness and Lyme disease connection

In his 2005 book, Mold Warriors, Ritchie Shoemaker, MD directed the attention of many practitioners to the connection between Lyme disease and mold sickness. Many people with Lyme disease appear more susceptible to mold sickness.

Having one illness can predispose people to other health issues. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has already established that mold can trigger asthma attacks in asthmatics and ongoing exposure to mold spores is likely to lead to asthma in otherwise healthy children.

Healing from mold toxicity

If you suspect you or a loved one has mold sickness, start by seeking out a doctor who specializes in mold-related illnesses. They may recommend mycotoxin testing, but there’s no quick fix to mold illness. Healing from it requires a multifaceted and comprehensive approach. You must start by eliminating any mold problem within your home.

The most effective mold treatment

Stern Environmental Group has been serving residential and commercial clients in New Jersey, New York City, and Long Island for over 20 years. We are mold experts and use the highly effective MoldExterm mold treatment method to effectively eliminate mold problems for a fraction of the cost of traditional methods. MoldExterm is safer, quicker, doesn’t require ripping out walls, and comes with a guarantee. Contact us today for more information.

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Mold and Lyme Disease – the Connection

Mold and Lyme Disease - the Connection

Mold and Lyme Disease – the Connection

Lyme disease and toxic mold are both unpleasant topics to think about. Research is now indicating that there may be a connection between the two. Dr. Wayne Anderson, an independent practitioner with offices at Gordon Medical Associates, believes exposure to Lyme disease will make a person more susceptible to mold sickness.

Both mold and Lyme disease can affect a person’s immune system and a person who already has a compromised immune system is more likely to have an adverse reaction when exposed to mold spores.

Mold and potential adverse affects

Molds are fungi that act as one of nature’s recyclers of organic waste. Mold only needs food, moisture, and the right temperature to survive and thrive. Mold uses both sexual and asexual methods to reproduce. It spreads airborne spores that are too small to be seen with the naked eye but can lead to serious health problems if inhaled.

People sensitive to mold will experience allergic reactions such as sneezing, runny nose, and dry eyes. Long-term exposure to mold spores can be problematic for otherwise healthy people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that mold exposure can trigger asthma attacks in people with asthma and long-term mold exposure may cause asthma in healthy children.

The best mold treatment

Many people think mold treatment is expensive, messy, and time-consuming. This is because traditional methods required tearing out walls and stirring up a lot of drywall dust. The process would disrupt households and businesses for several days and the costs were enormous. The MoldExterm method is faster, safer, less costly, more effective, and comes with a guarantee. Contact us for a free inspection and consultation.

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How Often Should Your Home or Business be Mold Tested?

It's Time to Get Stern with Your Mold!

It’s Time to Get Stern with Your Mold!

Mold frequently grows in hidden places, remaining undetected until you and your family start experiencing health problems. How often should your home or business undergo mold testing to ensure safety?

Why Seek Professional Mold Testing?

Professional NYC and NJ mold testing should be done once each year. Since moisture creates an ideal environment for mold growth, you may want to have a test done during periods of heavy rain or if your home or business has suffered a water leak.

Mold testing involves examining an air sample using dye and a microscope. This method allows experts to detect the presence of mold even when it’s not visible.

Not All Mold Is the Same

Different types of mold can require different types of treatment. Another benefit of professional NYC and NJ mold testing is the ability to determine specific species.

  • Aspergillus, one of the more common types of indoor mold, is green or black in color and frequently found on toilets or in air ducts.
  • Chaetomium has a powerful musty smell and generally appears on organic materials such as drywall and window frames.
  • Serpula lacrymans is yellow in color and sometimes referred to as “dry rot” because it consumes wood.

While mold infestations are not always visible, they do tend to develop in certain areas. Humid locations such as bathrooms, basements and air conditioners are frequent suspects.

Stern Mold: Your Source for Effective NYC and NJ Mold Remediation

Enjoy peace of mind that comes with a healthy home or business. Our professionally trained technicians can test for mold and remove it thoroughly with our eco-friendly MoldExterm process.

Contact us today to schedule your free mold inspection.

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What is a Mold Remediator and Why Should You Use One?

NORMI Certified

NORMI Certified

Mold is a common problem that can affect any home or business. Much like common medical conditions, if not treated properly, it can result in serious long-term problems. There are many different types of mold and some are known to be highly toxic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), exposure to mold can cause asthma in some children and breathing problems in otherwise healthy adults. If you suspect you have mold, don’t take any chances with the health of your loved ones, employees, or customers. Consult a mold expert.

NYC mold remediator

The National Organization of Remediators and Mold Inspectors (NORMI) works to protect the public by certifying mold inspectors, remediators, and environmental professionals with high-quality training. Not all home inspectors are NORMI certified and not all contractors who offer mold remediation services are actually qualified to do so.

Thoroughly inspecting for the presence of mold and effectively eliminating it should only be done by mold experts who are knowledgeable about mold and have years of experience. Be sure any mold professional you hire is a NORMI certified mold inspector and NYC mold remediator.

Remediation vs. treatment

Traditional mold remediation methods are costly and can disrupt a business or household for weeks while walls are torn out and replaced. The MoldExterm treatment method eliminates the mold problem rather than just masking symptoms. It is quicker, safer, and more effective than traditional methods.

Stern Mold has been serving commercial and residential customers in Long Island, New Jersey, and New York City for more than 20 years. Contact us today for a free inspection and consultation on our guaranteed mold extermination treatment.

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