Five Boro Mold Specialist: Our Entire Mold Inspection, Mold Testing, and Mold Removal Process

The Complete Mold Inspection, Mold Testing, Mold Removal Process

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An informative article on the general mold inspection, mold testing, and mold removal processes implemented by Five Boro Mold Specialist’s NYC Mold Experts

Overview of Our NYC Mold Remediation Process-
Investigation and Report
Lab Testing
Remediation
Decontamination
Fumigation
Odor Removal
Sanitizing Carpeting, Upholstery, furniture
Disinfecting
Allergy Cleansing
Hepa-Vac Process
Dry-Ice Procedures
Restoration
Filtering and Fumigation of Vent and/or Duct Systems
Before and After mold inspection samples and tests.
Consultation and advice on preventative actions to reduce the risk of any future mold growth.

Mold inspection:

NYC mold inspector taking swab sampleA mold inspection basically involves two actions; finding where the mold is growing in your home and investigating to find what caused the mold to grow in the first place. Even if you are already aware of mold growing in or around your house or building, it is always a good idea to perform a thorough mold inspection as visible mold growth is usually a positive indicator that there is more mold growing somewhere out of view.

Our mold inspection experts use a wide range of high tech mold detection equipment to investigate, collect, and analyze all of our findings, such as: Swab Samples, Air and Moisture Readings and Test Samples, Physical Mold Tests, non invasive Inner-Wall infrared scanners, Manual Readers, Laser Scanners for Foundation Beams, Leak and Moisture Detection scanners, Air meters,  and Toxic Mold Sensors.

Types of Mold Identified by Mold Testing-

types of moldThe first type of common mold found in the house is the Aspergillus Penicillium. This mold causes allergies to the people exposed to it, some are more susceptible than others. You can find this mold growing in places such as on food, decaying materials, soil and dust, and in the air conditioner.

Cladosporium is the next most common type of mold found growing inside. You can find this mold growing in dark green or in black color. It is powdery in texture and grows on fibers, glass, air ducts, dead plants, food and paint. This mold can cause pulmonary diseases, skin rashes, asthma and nail fungus.

You can find the next type of mold Memnoniella growing on cotton, wooden products, and paper. This mold releases toxins which are very harmful to the people and pets living in the house.

Stachybotrys is commonly known as the black mold. It is black, slimy and toxic in nature. It produces very harmful toxins that cause deadly diseases like asthma and cancer. It generally grows under the walls and ceilings.

Mucor is another common type of mold found growing in the homes and buildings. It is normally found growing on or nearby animal droppings and surrounding soil. This type of mold causes lung infections to the people who are weak and sensitive.

Alternaria, another form of mold, releases allergens which lead to allergic reactions like asthma, wheezing, hay fever, cough and other reactions. Mostly it grows on plants and soil.

Other types of mold you could find in and around your home-
Amerospores
Ascospores
Aurobasidium
Chaetomium
Fusarium
Memnoniella
Pithomyces/Ulocladium

There are a number of reasons to suspect that mold may be lurking in your home. The common signs of mold growth in your home include visual and physical mold, suffering from allergic symptoms and reactions, moldy smells…. Recent water problems such as flooding, leaking pipes, leaking roof, or anywhere else excess moisture is present are all typical causes of mold growth. Most of the time the majority of the mold cannot be seen as it is living in walls, under floors, in wood panels, drainage areas, in crawlspaces, in attics, ductwork, behind wallpaper,…

This is one of the reasons that it is so dangerous as by the time it is finally noticed, lets say growing on the outside of an interior wall, there is usually a massive mold growth in the underlying affected area. This type of mold infestation would require a professional NYC mold removal company. The NYC mold experts will quarantine and seal off the entire affected area from the rest of the building, and employ high pressure ventilation systems. The mold removal experts have to wear body suits, helmets, and breathing apparatus to protect them while cleaning, neutralizing, and removing all mold damaged materials.

Please note: The residents of the home usually leave the home during the eradication.

NYC Mold Testing:

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The mold testing process utilizes the mold samples and data collected during the initial mold inspection. Mold testing helps to confirm whether you in fact have mold growing inside your home or building, the type(s) of mold found in and around your building, the levels of mold spores present, etc.
Professional lab scientists who have experience in analyzing mold samples can lead to a more effective mold remediation process.

It is always a good idea to hire a highly qualified mold inspection professional that works with independent laboratories. This helps to remove any conflict of interest with the confirmation of the data and samples collected by the NYC mold inspectors.

Our mold tests are conducted in an independent laboratory, both before and after the completion of the job to insure the elimination of all airborne mold spores.

NYC Mold Removal:

The mold removal process-

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NYC mold removal

Some people say if the mold growth is only covering a small area, usually 3-10 square feet or so, and is not toxic(if you can determine this, then you should be able to perform the mold redemption yourself. Well, this is not always a safe idea and for several reasons. The affected areas need to be completely sealed off as to prevent the spread of the possibly toxic mold spores from traveling and settling in other parts of the house as well as to prevent mold spores from stirring into the air and contaminating any other part of the structure. Once you have contained the mold, use a solution to remove the mold from the surface. Solutions available in the market for mold removal include Borax, Vinegar, Ammonia, Tea tree oil, fungicides, biocides, etc.

Proper ventilation needs to be used along with personal safety equipment and respirators. All mold damaged materials need to be treated and removed in sealed bags. HVAC systems will also need to be disinfected and treated.

Mold removal process involves a number of steps, which include:

– Wearing protective equipment

– Sealing off the contaminated areas

– Containing mold spores

– Setting up negative pressure and HEPA vacuums

– Removing the mold and treating areas with mold removal solutions

– Cleaning personal belongings

– Disposal of the mold

– Preventing mold from returning

– Final mold inspection, sample collection, and mold testing.

When it come to mold removal, it is always advisable to hire an established, licensed, insured, and certified mold removal and remediation service provider; regardless of how small of an infestation.

About Five Boro Mold Specialist Inc.-

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Five Boro Mold Specialist Inc., a New York City mold inspection, mold testing, and mold removal company in NYC, has been providing the NYC metropolitan area for roughly 25 years. Specializing in non invasive high tech mold inspections, “conflict free” mold testing, and rapid mold removal services in New York City.

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Types of Mold

Different Types of Mold

types of moldWhat is Mold- Mold is a type of organism that thrives in dark and damp areas, typically reproducing by releasing mold spores into the air. All that is needed for mold to develop is moisture, humidity, and organic matter. There are literally thousands of types and variations of mold, some toxic and some non toxic.

The 3 Main Types of Mold: Allergenic, Pathogenic, Toxic

Types of Mold

Listed below are just some of the more common types of mold you will find in and around your home:

Aspergillus and Penicillium
Amerospores
Alternaria
Ascospores
Aurobasidium
Basidiospores
Black Mold (Stachybotrys A)
Chaetomium
Cladosporium
Curvularia
Fusarium
Memnoniella
Pithomyces/Ulocladium
Stachybotrys
Nigrospora
Smuts and Myxomycetes

Obvious Reasons to Schedule a Mold Inspection if You Live in New York City

New York City and the surrounding areas are unfortunately a hotbox for air pollutants such as many types of mold. Extreme weather patterns and systems that have blown through the NYC area over the past 5 or so years is one of the main contributing factors for such a consistently high mold problem throughout the city.  Flooding, abandoned building left to rot, poorly maintained apartment buildings and housing units, weather, wind, and the simple fact that buildings are so close in proximity to each other are all other reasons why there has been and will be a recurring mold problem for years to come.

MOLD GROWING ON CEILING

About Five Boro Mold Specialist-

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New York City mold removal company specializing in high tech mold inspection, mold testing, and mold removal services.

If you are currently in need of NYC mold removal services, please contact us immediately for more information.
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Common Places Mold Grows

The most common places where mold grows in a home

What is Mold-

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Mold is a type of organism that thrives in dark and damp areas, reproducing by releasing mold spores into the air. All that is needed for mold to develop is moisture, humidity, and organic matter. There are literally thousands of types and variations of mold, some toxic and some non toxic.

Do you know which types of mold are lurking about in your home?

The 3 Main Types of Mold
Allergenic, Pathogenic, Toxic

Types of Mold – Aspergillus and Penicillium, Amerospores, Alternaria, Ascospores, Aurobasidium
Basidiospores,Black Mold (Stachybotrys A), Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Curvularia, Fusarium, Memnoniella, Pithomyces/Ulocladium, Stachybotrys, Nigrospora, Myxomycetes,…

So, Where Does Mold Grow?

There are a large number of places where mold can grow and thrive in your home or building. Mold in any home or structure can prove to be
extremely hazardous to you and your loved ones health, as well as damaging on your wallet if not dealt with in a  timely manner. Mold is very dangerous as it typically makes people develop a wide range of health illnesses. Some of these illnesses include: respiratory infections, rashes and skin irritations, severe allergies, eye problems, severe illness, and even contributing indirectly as well as directly to death.

Recent news stories about mold related deaths
http://www.foxnews.com/health/2015/09/17/hospital-examines-deaths-2-patients-with-mold-infections/

Therefore, preventing mold growth is very crucial. However, for you to prevent mold from growing, you must know the most common places
where mold may be found.

Some of the more common places mold is found in your home include the following:

Common places mold growsin a home
Common places mold grows in your home

Mold growing in the bathroom- Mold thrives in high humidity, dark environments which are constantly exposed to moisture. The bathroom is a perfect place where mold can grow since it is where you brush your teeth, take showers and baths, wash your hands, along with many other actions that require water or that create humidity. You should routinely check the edges of shower curtains, the corner of the bathtubs,  the sides of the faucets, underneath cabinets You should also check at your bathroom rugs are routinely cleaned if you have them. Poor ventilation in bathrooms is another major factor that inhibits a prime breeding ground for mold growth.

Mold In Kitchens- Mold Around The Sink, Refrigerator, Deep freezer, and Dishwasher
Inside, underneath, and behind kitchen appliances and cabinets are another prime breeding ground for mold to grow as most of these places are dark and moist. You can prevent mold from growing in these places by ensuring that there is no standing water in the pan of the refrigerator, making sure that your water lines and drainage lines are not leaking, routinely cleaning underneath and behind kitchen appliances, and keeping your refrigerator clean and  maintained.

Mold in basements, cellars, and Crawlspaces-This place is very good in breeding the house mold. This is because there is only a little or no sunlight at all. The place is also not ventilated well and there is high humidity. You can prevent mold from growing here by repairing all the leaking pipes and make the basement floors and walls waterproof.

Mold in Attics- Attics with poor ventilation are often one common place you will find mold. Lack of attic vents, roof vents, and/or attic ventilation fans are prime places for mold to flourish. If you have had a leaky roof or extremely wet weather for a long period of time, obviously the moisture will contribute to starting a mold infestation.

Mold in HVAC systems, Air conditioning units, and furnaces- The heat from machines or furnaces of the HVAC units may lead to growth of house mold. This is especially true if there is water near your HVAC system, furnaces, oil tanks,etc Condensation occurs in areas with high cold or heat and it typically leads to mold growth. To prevent this, always clean and maintain your HVAC units, duct work, and other heating and cooling components frequently.

Other places where mold can grow include:

Crawlspaces, underneath the floorboards, under carpet and carpet padding, in closets, inside of walls, in drywall, etc. Mold can even be found growing in your car and the ventilation systems, scary! In conclusion, if you are worried about the air quality in and around your home, and/or have experienced one of the many causes that could lead to mold growing within your home or building, it would be a good idea to conduct a thorough mold inspection of these areas.

Just  think about it, mold spores mixing with dust and other air pollutants swirling about in your home for you and your loved one’s to breath…very disturbing to say the least.

Obviously, education and taking preventative measures are the best routes to explore when it comes to preventing a potentially hazardous mold infestation. If you suspect that you have mold lurking in and around your home, please give Five Boro Mold Specialist a call to schedule a professional mold inspection service.

About Five Boro Mold Specialist-

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Five Boro Mold Specialist has 25 years of experience  within the NYC environmental industries. We specialize in mold remediation and water damage prevention for the entire NYC metro area. Our NYC mold removal company has been servicing homeowners, landlords, property management companies, renters and tenants, businesses, education facilities, municipal buildings, government facilities, and other institutional structures with complete mold eradication services.We use state of the art mold remediation equipment, specialized toxic personal protection gear, and EPA-registered mold removal and
prevention chemicals to rid your property of health-threatening toxic Mold. Our highly experienced staff are certified, professionally trained, and have been committed to providing all of our clients with impeccable and stress free mold removal services.
We also offer a signature 3 year satisfaction guarantee on all work performed by our NYC mold experts.

You can schedule a NYC mold inspection service with one of our mold removal experts to receive an in depth estimate and to learn more about mold inspection and mold removal process.

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Welcome to Five Boro Mold Specialist New Blog

Five Boro Mold Specialist Welcome’s You to Our New Blog About Mold!
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