Licensed Mold Assessment Professionals
Adirondack Healthy Home is licensed by New York State to conduct mold assessments. We are also proud members of NORMI and follow the professional practice standards they set forth. New York State Mold License number 00529.
Ten Things You Should Know about Mold
Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposures include allergic reactions, asthma and other respiratory complaints.
If mold is a problem in your home, business, or school, you must clean up the mold and eliminate sources of moisture.
Reduce indoor humidity (to 30-60%) to decrease mold growth by: Venting bathrooms, dryers and other moisture-generating sources to the outside; Using air conditioners and de-humidifiers; Increasing ventilation; Using exhaust fans whenever cooking, dishwashing and cleaning.
Clean mold off hard surfaces with water and detergent, and dry completely. Absorbent materials such as ceiling tiles, that are moldy, may need to be replaced.
In areas where there is a perpetual moisture problem, do not install carpeting (i.e., by drinking fountains, by classroom sinks, or on concrete floors with leaks or frequent condensation).
There is no practical way to eliminate all mold and mold spores in the indoor environment; the way to control indoor mold growth is to control moisture.
Fix the source of the water problem or leak to prevent mold growth.
Clean and dry any damp or wet building materials and furnishings within 24-48 hours to prevent mold growth.
Prevent condensation: Reduce the potential for condensation on cold surfaces (i.e., windows, piping, exterior walls, roof, or floors) by adding insulation.
Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance, providing moisture is present. There are molds that can grow on wood, paper, carpet, and foods.