For years, asbestos was the premier standard in fire safety equipment. Unfortunately, the adverse health effects of this ubiquitous material weren’t correctly understood throughout much of the 20th century, and countless homes and commercial buildings were constructed using the now-banned fire-retardant building material. Today, we know that asbestos is responsible for a number of fatal health conditions, including mesothelioma, a type of rapidly metastasizing lung cancer, and asbestosis, which is the direct result of exposure to the chemicals. If your home was constructed before the 1980s, chances are that it contained some amount of asbestos at some point. Contrary to... View Article
Mold growth is unsightly, destructive to your home and property and is often dangerous to your health. Mold proliferates in almost any climate, including humid, tropical and subtropical climates, as well as temperate inland climates. Coastal areas, particularly those in the American Northwest, are especially vulnerable to mold growth. Because the Great Lakes mimic coastal climate patterns in a number of ways, mold proliferation throughout the Great Lakes region is common, especially in the fall. If you believe that you have a mold problem in your home, you should schedule a mold inspection in Buffalo, NY as soon as possible.... View Article
Ahold of Mold Environmental has been providing Mold Remediation services in the Buffalo NY and Erie PA area since 1996. The Department of Labors new Mold Program which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State labor law establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaging in mold assessment and remediation, “Erie PA has not yet passed Mold Remediation and Assessment Guidelines” below are the three main components of the new law: Training: The mold program will protect customers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being able to perform mold assessment and... View Article
I heard about “toxic molds” that grow in homes and other buildings. Should I be concerned about a serious health risk to me and my family? In 2004 the Institute of Medicine (IOM) found there was sufficient evidence to link indoor exposure to mold with upper respiratory tract symptoms, cough, and wheeze in otherwise healthy people; with asthma symptoms in people with asthma; and with hypersensitivity pneumonitis in individuals susceptible to that immune-mediated condition. The IOM also found limited or suggestive evidence linking indoor mold exposure and respiratory illness in otherwise healthy children. In 2009, the World Health Organization issued... View Article
If you are noticing mold or mildew odors in your home, it is possible that you have a hidden mold problem. Molds often emit musty or other unpleasant odors. The presence of a musty, moldy odor does not mean that you definitely have a mold problem, but this type of odor is often an early indicator of a hidden mold problem. Don’t wait to get it checked out. Hidden and undetected plumbing leaks often lead to extensive water damage and mold. We are experts at locating hidden plumbing leaks. Some plumbing leaks are obvious while others are not. Our moisture detection equipment... View Article
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