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Why Do Crawlspaces Need A Vapor Barrier?

There are several reasons we recommend vapor barrier for crawlspaces. Mold prevention is one of the key reasons. Be sure to review the 5 most frequently asked questions about crawlspaces. Question 4 may surprise you!

What Is Hoarding?

There are 8 key reasons you should call an expert to clean a hoarder’s home. The 8th reason is the most important. First Call Restoration are experts at hoarding and bio-hazard cleanup. Call (845) 442-6714!

Why Does Mold Grow In Crawlspaces?

Did you know that 40% of the air in your home seeps up through your crawlspace. If mold is growing this will negatively impact the air you breath. This purpose of this article is to explain why mold grows in your crawlspace and how it could be contaminating your indoor air. In addition, we explain what you can do to fix the problem.

7 Places You Will Find Mold In Your Home!

Concerned you may have mold growing in your home? This article reveals the 7 most common areas you will find mold growing. Hidden mold is a problem because it can impact health and the structural integrity of your home!

What Is Mold?

Mold is a growing concern. This article explains what causes mold growth, explains what the most common types and varieties of mold are, how mold professionals find and detect mold, and why you should be concerned about the potential health implications caused by mold exposure.

Top 10 Basement Mold Prevention Tips!

Basements are susceptible to mold growth. This article explains why mold grows and 10 tips to prevent it from growing. Pay particular attention to tips 3, 5, and 7!

Mold Assessment and Mold Removal Facts!

Found mold? Did you know that New York State created a law regarding mold. If you require mold removal from an area larger than 10 square feet, you need to take TWO important actions.

Water Damage and Mold!

During this time of year, we get lots of calls for water damage because of frozen pipes. Should you have a water damage emergency, it is really important that you understand your rights under your insurance. At First Call we work with all insurance companies and our priority is to work for you, the insured. In this article, we feature a video by Janice Hogan explaining what you need to do if you have secondary damage, like mold, caused by water damage. We also provide you with 9 key reasons you should always hire professionals to clean your water damage. Pay particular attention to #3, #4, and #5!

Moldy Chairs Sent His Daughter To The Hospital!

Mold grows everywhere, including, chairs. In this article, we explain why our lead tech’s daughter got sick from mold on the chairs. In addition, we provide you with 10 critical facts about mold. Be sure to review fact #5.

Tips To Prevent Water Damage In The Winter!

Be sure that you implement these 3 tips to avoid a flooded home. One tip in particular could prevent thousands of dollars in damage, and it only takes 5 minutes. It is so simple, yet many home owners forget to do this.

Killing Mold Is Not The Answer!

One of the most common questions we encounter from new and existing customers pertains to bleach and its use to kill mold. This is a valid question. You should not use bleach to kill mold. This article explains why.

Top 15 Reasons To Clean Ducts!

We spend 90 percent of our time indoors. This article lists the top 15 reasons you should have your ducts cleaned. Pay close attention to reasons 1, 3, 4, 9, and 13.

What’s Causes MOLD in an Attic?

First Call Restoration is often called because our customers suspect that mold is growing in their attic. This is a common problem. The purpose of this article is to list and explains the top 4 reasons why mold will grow in your attic and how you can prevent this from happening.

Insured’s Bill of Rights!

Are you aware of your rights? This article provides you with the top 10 insured’s rights that you need to be aware of! Insured right number 6 is super important! If you have questions, please call us, (845) 442-6714!

Top 10 Mold Prevention Tips!

One of our goals is to ensure that you have knowledge to prevent mold from growing in your home or business. This article explains the number one action you can take to prevent mold. We also provide you with our top 10 tips to prevent mold. Pay particular attention to tips number 2, 3, 7, and 10!

Why Do I Need To Hire A Mold Assessor?

First Call Restoration has helped 1000s of home and business owners remove mold. We are mold removal and remediation experts servicing the areas of Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh, New York. One of the most common questions we receive: “Why do I need to hire a mold assessor before I hire First Call Restoration to remove my mold?” The simple answer, it’s the law!

What Should I Do If I Think I May Have Mold?

This article explains why mold grows, the purpose of testing, and lists the 8 steps required to properly remove mold.

Mold Risks During Renovation!

Did you know about 60% of homes could have mold? The problem, much of the mold is hidden. For this reason, renovating can cause serious problems.

Mold Sickness Symptoms!

Individuals exposed to the toxins in a water damaged building suffer from chronic illness because their bodies are trying to eliminate the foreign substances that stay in the body resulting in chronic inflammation and multiple symptoms. One of the reasons that it is so difficult to diagnose mold sickness is due to the fact that there are 37 symptoms!

Tips To Stay Healthy During COVID-19

First Call Restoration is dedicated to serving residents in our community. Here are the top 3 tips on how to stay healthy and boost your immune system during the coronavirus/ COVID-19 pandemic.

7 Tips To Prevent COVID-19 Spread!

Cleaning surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure preventing COVID-19. In this article we provide you with the top 7 tips to safeguard your home from COVID-19.

Top 8 Questions About COVID-19!

First Call Restoration are Certified BioHazard Specialists that carry full pollution insurance. We have significant experience with crime and trauma scene cleanups and meth lab cleaning. We are the go to firm for all your in depth cleaning and disinfection in the Poughkeepsie, Hopewell Junction, and Newburgh areas. Our mission is to help our community get through the current pandemic by offering our cleaning and disinfection services at reasonable rates. The goal is to help prevent the spread. With this in mind, we have compiled and answered the top 8 questions about COVID-19 also known as the Coronavirus.

Top 15 Health Problems Caused By Black Mold!

Chronic fatigue is one symptom of black mold exposure. There are 14 other common health conditions caused by black mold. This article reveals these other symptoms and provides you with helpful information on why black mold is considered the king of molds!

Does Mold Affect Pets?

We don’t often think that mold can have a negative health impact on pets. Unfortunately, mold can harm pets and is particularly dangerous if the pet licks and ingests it. If you think mold is making your pet sick, this article explains why, what symptoms to look for, and what you should do.

Can Air Conditioners Cause Health Problems?

Recently, Consumer Reports ran a story discussing the health problems caused by air conditioners. Air conditioners are a source of mold if they are not properly maintained. This article explains why your air conditioner gets contaminated with mold and what you can do to fix it.

Could Mold Trigger Parkinson’s Disease?

Is There A Link Between Mold and Parkinson’s Disease? Researchers from Rutgers and Emory Universities believe there is. The purpose of this article is to explain why and how mold could be a possible cause of Parkinson’s Disease.

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and Mold Exposure!

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is caused by the degeneration of the myelin sheath. When this occurs, nerve messages are not transmitted properly. The exact cause of MS is unknown. Several theories focus on genetics, viruses, climate, geography, and environment. Some researchers think mold may be a factor because exposure to Stachybotrys or Chaetomium can destroy the myelin sheath causing many of the same symptoms that MS victims have. This article explains why some people diagnosed with MS could actually be suffering from toxic mold exposure.

Mold Toxicity and The Brain!

Mold and depression! Is there a link? According to Dr. Mary Ackerley, toxic mold can trigger depression and other psychiatric symptoms. This article explains why.

Top 12 Disaster Recovery Planning Tips!

This article provides you with 12 disaster recovery planning tips to recover from fire, water, wind, and other emergencies. Tip number 6 is very important!

Mold, Pregnancy, and Infants!

First Call Restoration specializes in mold removal. In this article, we explore the possible links between mold and miscarriage, SIDS, asthma, and pulmonary hemorrhage!

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