First Call NY Information Downloads and Blog!

One of the goals of First Call NY is to educate our customers.

To accomplish this objective, we offer our visitors helpful downloads and informational blog articles.

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First Call NY Downloads!

Please download the documents below to learn more about mold, asbestos, and the services we provide.

  1. BUSINESS PROFILE – For Mold and Other Damage, This Family Company Is Your FIRST CALL
  2. Insured’s Bill of Rights
  3. Why You Need To Hire A Mold Assessor! (Hint: It’s the law!)
  4. Beware of Unscrupulous Mold Removal Companies!
  5. What To Expect During Mold Remediation!
  6. Can I Buy or Sell a Home with Asbestos?
  7. Asbestos…What You Need to Know!
  8. Are you Hiring The Right Mold Remediation Company?
  9. MOLD in the Attic…A deal KILLER?
  10. Selling a Home with MOLD?
  11. GreenFiber Insulation
  12. Trauma-Death Scene Cleanup
  13. Ice Damming What it is & What to do
  14. Selling Your House With Mold
  15. Tips To Prevent Mold


Featured Blog!


Top 9 Causes Of Insurable Losses and Tips to Prevent Them!

This article identifies the top 9 causes of insurable losses and provides you with prevention tips. Pay particular attention to 2, 5, and 8!


First Call NY Blog and News!


Ten Things You Should Know About Mold!

Over the years, we have encountered many questions about mold. Inside this article you will learn about 10 key facts about mold. Please pay particular attention to facts number 2, 4, 8, and 10. Learn more!

What Happens During A Professional Mold Inspection?

In this article, we list the 4 actions that professional mold inspectors take when they visit your home or business. In addition, we list the top 15 questions that you will be asked by the inspector. Getting answers to these questions is critical in ensuring that the mold problem is dealt with effectively!

3 Reasons Mold Inspections Are Important When Buying Or Selling Real Estate!

Earlier this month, we shared our newsletter – Selling Your House With Mold – which provided you with 3 key tips to selling your home. The first tip recommended that you always hire a mold assessor if you suspect mold.

This article explains why you should submit an offer to purchase, subject to a home inspection AND a mold inspection.

It also reveals the top 3 reasons to have a mold inspection before buying a home.

In addition, be sure to review the section – Real Estate Transactions and Failure to Disclose! – because our founder, Mike Hogan, provides further information on your rights and the duties of sellers with regards to the sale of any residential real property!

Mold In Your Rental!

One of the top 5 complaints of renters is black mold. Know your rights and obligations! If you find mold in your apartment or rental home and are not sure what to do, this article provides you with helpful information on how to address this problem with your landlord.

What Causes Sewage Backups and How Can I Prevent Them?

Sewage backups occur when sewage from sewer lines back up into your home or business. This article lists and explains the top 5 causes of sewer backups and provides you with tips to prevent them. Sewage backup prevention is important for two key reasons: mold prevention and to protect your health!

Ice Dams and Mold – The Facts!

During the winter months, snow can accumulate on your roof and could lead to ice damming issues. The core problem with ice dams is they can lead to mold concerns. This article explains what causes ice dams, the potential mold concerns it causes, and how to prevent ice dams.

Do You Have Frost In Your Attic?

Did you know that attic frost can lead to mold? This article provides you with 3 solutions to prevent this!

Got Mold? Be Calm!

Finding mold in your home or business can create stress. Don’t worry. Don’t panic. In this article we explain what you should and should not do if you find mold. Pay particular attention to the list of 6 things you definitely DO NOT want to do if you find mold!

Covid, Mold, and Your Indoor Air Quality!

First Call Restoration has been Cleaning and Disinfection for Covid since the beginning. With the new Variant many businesses are contacting us for our Covid cleaning to help keep their clients and staff safe. Covid is not the only indoor air quality issue you should be concerned with. This article explains what causes bad air, how to determine if it is causing health concerns, and what actions you can take.

How Much Does Mold Removal Cost?

The most common question we are asked is how much does mold removal cost? The cost is determined by getting answers to these three questions. Click here to learn more!

Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

2021 has been quite a year! First Call Restoration is grateful to our staff, vendors, and customers. As the Holiday Season approaches, there is no better time to say “Thank You.” Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas, good times, good cheer, good health and good fortune in the New Year!

Christmas Tree Fire and Mold Prevention Tips

Decorating and putting up a Christmas tree is a holiday tradition. Are you aware that your Xmas tree could be a source of mold and a potential fire hazard. This article provides you with mold prevention PLUS 8 fire prevention tips. Fire prevention tip 5 is super important!

25 Winter Mold Prevention Tips!

As the temperature gets colder, we all tend to stay indoors more. Mold is not just a concern in the summer when heat and humidity are at their peak. The main purpose of this article is to list and explain 7 key mold facts and provide you with 25 tips to prevent mold in your home during the winter!

Got Mold? Hire Professionals To Remove It!

This article explains why you should always hire professionals to remove mold, listing the 8 steps necessary to properly remediate mold. We also list 10 questions that you need to ask any contractor you consider hiring. Get YES answers to these 10 questions, particularly, questions 2 and 8.

Fall Mold Inspection Benefits!

This article lists and explains the top three reasons to have a professional mold inspection in the Fall! In addition to contacting us for a mold inspection, let us know if you want us to check your insulation or ducts because we have expertise in these areas as well. One call does it all! Call First Call Restoration, (845) 442-6714.

Top 6 Causes Of Fire!

Do you know what the number one cause of house fires is? 42% of all fires are caused by this! This article provides you with key statistics PLUS 35 fire prevention tips. Need fire and smoke restoration? Call First Call Restoration, (845) 442-6714.

Water Damage Restoration and Mold!

There is a direct link between water damage and mold growth. This article explains why. We also provide you with 9 tips to prevent mold after a flood. Tips 3 and 6 are really important!

What is Chronic Inflammatory Response Syndrome?

One of the questions we are often asked is why do some people get sick from mold and other’s do not? The answer is based on genes. Did you know that 25% of people are genetically pre-disposed to mold illness? This article explains why, citing scientific research, including a list of 37 symptoms!

10 Common Questions About Water Damage Restoration!

Water damage emergency! Call (845) 442-6714. In this article we answer the 10 most frequently asked questions about water damage restoration. Be sure to review the answers to questions 2 and 9!

How Your Crawlspace Impacts Indoor Air Quality!

First Call Restoration specializes in mold removal. We can remove mold from every part of your home, including your crawlspace. This article explains how and why your crawlspace could be contaminating your indoor air. If you think you have mold in your crawlspace, call (845) 442-6714!

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