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World Health Organization Provides Guidelines on Interior Mold Problems

It's Time to Get Stern with Your Mold!

It’s Time to Get Stern with Your Mold!

Whether you’re a homeowner, or you’re looking to buy a home, you already know that mold is a big problem. As soon as it starts, it can spread, and quickly become out of control. This can lead to serious health issues for you and your entire family. The World Health Organization (WHO) has provided guidelines that should be followed regarding interior mold. If you’re in need of NYC mold removal, we’re here to help.

Where Does Mold Come From?

Mold can grow anywhere there’s moisture. This is why you often find it in the bathroom or in your basement. It’s caused by fungi and bacteria, and dust and dirt in the air and on surfaces is more than enough to feed it. Sometimes even the most cautious homeowners can’t help but have a mold problem. It can be prevented, but once it’s there, it’s important to treat it quickly.

The Biggest Problem With Mold

Mold is unsightly, but the problem stretches far beyond the way it looks. According to the WHO, there is substantial evidence to support the fact that mold leads to serious illnesses. It can compromise the entire immune system, causing asthma or other breathing conditions. Those that are already compromised may only be made worse in the presence of mold. Allergies are exaggerated and instances of pneumonia are very common in these environments.

Preventing and Treating a Mold Problem

Every step should be taken to prevent mold from starting. This is important for business owners, homeowners and landlords. If a problem does begin, talk to a NYC mold removal expert. Here at Stern Mold, we’re here to help! Contact us today.

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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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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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