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

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Mold spores affect people differently. People with severe allergies or a compromised immune system can develop serious health problems from mold exposure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that otherwise healthy people who are exposed to mold can develop a cough and upper respiratory tract problems. Mold exposure may lead to asthma in some children.

A NYC mold assessor

A Certified Mold Assessor (CMA) is a person who has completed extensive training in mold assessment. They are fully licensed and insured by the state in which they practice. There are no established standards for judging what is a safe level or tolerable amount of mold spores for a living area. There are many (possibly thousands) different types of mold and some or more toxic than others.

The best method of determining if your home has mold and what type of mold it has is with a thorough professional inspection by a CMA and a lab analysis of the sample. Home inspectors are typically not mold experts. Having a NYC mold assessor inspect a home prior to purchase can save you a lot of money later in medical bills and mold remediation costs.

You may have heard horror stories of expensive homes having to be completely destroyed due to mold. Those instances are extremely rare. Perhaps you have seen homes with the walls being torn out by workers wearing hazmat suits. That extreme is typically not necessary either to thoroughly eliminate a mold problem. The MoldExterm method used by Stern Mold is a much safer, effective, and economical option. Contact us today for more details.

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

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

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

You’ve heard all the news stories and reports about the health risk of exposure to mold. What you might be unclear about is how to recognize the signs of a mold-related illness.

Have you or a family member been experiencing any of these symptoms with seemingly no cause? It might be time to seek professional NYC mold removal for your home or business.

Physical Ailments

• Microscopic mold spores are ingested with every breath you take, so they can trigger upper respiratory allergic reactions even in people who have no history of allergies. Symptoms range from sneezing and runny nose to coughing and wheezing.

• Mold can aggravate existing respiratory problems such as asthma, while people with immune system deficiencies can develop lung infections.

• Some varieties of mold contain mycotoxins that can irritate your digestive system, resulting in nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pains and loss of appetite.

• Unexpected weight gain is a surprising side effect of mold exposure. Mycotoxins can disrupt the balance of leptin, a hormone that regulates appetite.

• If you experience that familiar tingling of your extremities “falling asleep” without obvious cause, it could be mycotoxins affecting sensory nerves.

Mental Symptoms

• Prolonged mold exposure can lead to the disturbing problem known as “brain fog,” involving cognitive difficulties such as memory loss and inability to focus.

Depression can be caused directly by mold exposure or indirectly by perceived lack of control over your environment.

Contact Stern Mold for Professional NYC Mold Removal

Are you sick and tired of being sick and tired? Contact us today to schedule a free mold inspection by our helpful and experienced technicians.

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Tips on Preparing for Your NYC Mold Inspection

Tips on Preparing for Your NYC Mold Inspection

Tips on Preparing for Your NYC Mold Inspection

If you suspect mold, there’s no harm in requesting a free NYC mold inspection to be certain. In the meantime, protect yourself by staying away from the mold and closing off those rooms, if possible.

Can I Clean Before My NYC Mold Inspection?

We can find mold even after you have wiped up the most visible spots. However, you should stop cleaning and wait for the professionals to arrive.

We ask that you stop cleaning for several reasons:

• DIY cleaning can actually kick up mold spores into the air, spreading the problem.

• It may not be safe for your respiratory health to clean mold yourself.

• Our mold inspector can find hidden mold, but it’s helpful for us to see the full state of the problem when we arrive.

What to Do with the Mold Problem Area

The best way to prepare a site for mold inspection? Leave it alone and seal it off. Mold thrives and spreads when it has moisture and airflow. Close air vents and seal doors and windows with plastic wrap to prevent further mold growth.

Also, try not to remove items from the infected areas. Objects likely have mold spores on them, so you don’t want to transfer them elsewhere in the building.

A Free NYC Mold Inspection—With Faster, Better Mold Treatment!

Stern Mold uses a more efficient method than traditional mold remediation. We don’t tear out walls, so you can avoid remodeling. We use a powerful polymer that contains silver, a natural antimicrobial. Then we seal surfaces with a barrier that prevents mold from growing back.

Get started now by requesting a free NYC mold inspection today!

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We’ll Beat Your Current Mold Remediation Price Quote by 20%

Your Satisfaction with Our Mold Removal Treatment is Guaranteed!

Your Satisfaction with Our Mold Removal Treatment is Guaranteed! Now, We’ll Even Beat Competitors Pricing!

We’ll Beat Your Current Price
Quote by 20%!

If you have a written mold remediation quote/bid from an experienced and qualified mold remediation service firm, please email that bid with your property’s mold lab results (if you have them), mold inspection report, and pictures of the mold problem to Pamela Stern.

We’ll beat that bid by 20% and do a better and faster job with no wall tear out. Plus we’ll provide up to a 5 year warranty. No one solves a mold problem better and faster than Stern Mold!

How MoldExterm Saves You Money

Stern’s MoldExterm costs less than mold remediation, and that’s just the beginning of the advantages.

Remediation means hiring a contractor to rip out your walls! So, in addition to the cost of the service, you’re potentially racking up a fortune in remodeling, debris disposal, displaced tenants in rental properties, and other incidental costs.

Our MoldExterm cost can beat your remediation quote by 20% because it’s much simpler. Our two-step process kills mold and then adds a protective layer. There’s no extra cost for you besides perhaps a fresh stain or coat of paint.

Save Now, Stay Protected for Longer

Traditional remediation rips out the walls, but does not address the underlying problem. Spores are everywhere! It’s the moisture and nutrients in paper, wood, and drywall that cause mold to grow. Your mold problem might come roaring back soon after mold remediation.

Stern Mold can offer up to a 5-year warranty because of the patented polymer seal that sterilizes the surface and prevents mold growth.

Considering mold removal in NY or NJ? Save 20% and get better results with Stern Mold.

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Learn About Mold: Why Is It So Important to Treat for Mold Spores?

Why Is It So Important to Treat for Mold Spores?

Why Is It So Important to Treat for Mold Spores?

When we think about mold problems, we often think of stinky mildew and unpleasant slime. However, it all starts with tiny mold spores that you cannot see, smell, or otherwise detect with your normal senses.

Spores are extremely hard to kill off because they can go dormant and reactivate days, months, or years later. In fact, the EPA has found that there’s no proven way to get rid of spores completely. So, what you need is NYC mold removal that also protects against spores from reactivating.

NYC Mold Removal and Sealing

If you want a mold treatment that keeps the problem away permanently, you need a solution that stops the mold spores from reactivating. Stern Mold guarantees to keep mold away for good, thanks to a special polymer seal that is 100% safe and effective.

Here’s how our NYC mold removal and mold spore treatment works:

• To grow mold, spores require water, oxygen, and a food source like wood or plant matter.

• Lacking those requirements, spores lie dormant and wait for their preferred conditions to be met.

• We use the two-step MoldExterm system that starts with an EPA-registered fungicide and finishes with a proprietary polymer sealant.

• The surface barrier prevents any remaining mold spores from reappearing, backed up by our warranty.

Any surface that hasn’t been treated with MoldExterm should be kept as dry as possible. Along with our NYC mold removal, we can install special dehumidifiers to help control spores throughout the building.

Stern Mold knows how to keep mold problems at bay permanently, by controlling the spores at the root of the problem. Contact us today for a free inspection!

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