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What’s Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

What's Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

What’s Your Mold Lawsuit Worth Today?

When people argue about mold exposure, tension and emotions run high. Too often, especially between tenants and landlords, the situation needs resolution in the legal system. Courts have awarded enormous personal injury awards to people suing for mold problems.

In most cases, the plaintiff has suffered illnesses related to mold and the party responsible for cleaning up the mold did not act fast enough to remediate the problem.

Back in 2001, a mold lawsuit set a new standard for damages when a California jury ordered an apartment complex to pay $2.7 million to the Mazza family. The case put landlords and insurance companies on notice that suing for mold problems is serious business.

Million-dollar mold lawsuits still pop up every few years. At a minimum, guilty parties might have to pay tens of thousands or more to cover medical bills, lost wages, alternative housing, and ruined belongings.

Suing for Mold Problems: What Landlords and Tenants Should Do

The best advice for apartment renters and commercial tenants who suspect mold damage: document everything you can. Take pictures, seek medical attention, and build your case to prove to the landlord that action must be taken (or to present to lawyers later).

For landlords and businesses, early action is almost guaranteed to cost significantly less than litigation.

Stern Mold offers a scientifically advanced method of mold treatment that costs less and is less intrusive (no tearing out drywall) than most people imagine when they think of classic mold remediation methods. Compared to lawyer fees, medical fees, and the public shame of being sued for mold, it’s a no-brainer to get a free mold inspection and settle disputes quickly.

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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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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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