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When is mold remediation necessary

Brooklyn is one of the best places to live. There is snow in winter, showers in spring, tropical heat in summer, and cool nights in autumn. Many enjoy this side of New York, and so does mold. 

But Brooklyn also faces mold problems whole-year round. For many residents, mold remediation is necessary any time of the year. They have no choice. The city has lots of damp places where mould can grow and populate. This is not surprising because Brooklyn has a high water table, making the soil easily saturated with water during heavy rain and snow. 

With mold growing fast everyday in Brooklyn, the question is when should you call for mold removal?

Mold remediation should be done as soon as possible!

The health concerns created by high mold levels lead to one goal: To have a healthy indoor environment. All these health symptoms disappear when mold colonies are successfully removed and mitigated.

And that’s the good news. It is important then to know where these mold grow and how to deal with them as soon as possible!

Pro Tips for Keeping Mold from further growth

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) put out 8 tips to clean up mold:

  1. Protect yourself. Use gloves, masks, and goggles to protect your eyes, nose, mouth, and skin from getting in contact with mold spores.
  2. Toss. Take out anything that was wet, especially by flood water, and cannot be cleaned and dried out completely in 24 to 48 hours. CDC advises citizens to take photos of discarded items for insurance claims.
  3. Air it out. Open all doors and windows while you are cleaning up. Keep them open only if it is safe to do so.
  4. Circulate. Use fans, ventilators, and humidifiers to remove moisture when electricity is safe to use.
  5. Don’t mix cleaners. Do not mix cleaning products together. Combining them may create toxic vapors such as the mixing of bleach and ammonia.
  6. Scrub surfaces. Use water and detergent when cleaning. Remove all mold that you can see and dry the surface right away.   
  7. Don’t cover it, remove it. Don’t cover up the mold with paint because the mold will still keep on growing. Paint cannot stop it from spreading. So, the first thing to do is to fix the water problem that is causing the mold to grow. Only after this is successfully done can you paint or caulk.
  8. Dry it up. Dry everything up within 24 to 48 hours when you can.

Call for mold remediation when health issues are at stake

If mold is not completely cleaned up or health symptoms occur, seek both medical help and professional mold remediation services. Some types of mold can be cleaned with a simple bleach and water solution. Some mold varieties, however, are dangerous and have to be tested and removed by experts. Don’t let neglect be your reason for mold infestation. Seek professional mold cleaning and mold remediation as soon as possible!

Mold exposure symptoms you should watch out for

Observe possible Health symptoms due to mold exposure

Mold exposure can cause or worsen health problems. It attacks your respiratory organs and skin when you inhale high levels of mold spores. Certain mold spores easily trigger allergic reactions. You will experience frequent sneezing, coughing, and have rashes on your skin due to mold spores. Left untreated, it can cause or worsen asthma, allergies, and hay fever. You can also have a runny nose, breathing congestion, dry scaly skin, or itchy watery eyes. 

Locate where mold colonies are concentrated

Check damp, dark, and humid places such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. These are places where mold thrive and expand. They can be in walls, carpets, upholstery, and clothing. Air conditioners, humidifiers, and humidifiers are also good places for them to grow.

Call for mold testing to detect the presence of mold spores

Mold remediation is necessary even though there is no visible sign of mold. This organism can only be seen through microscopes. Your need professional equipment to see where their spores are concentrated. But your health symptoms will tell you that there may be mold thriving within your home or offices. Another way to find mold is to check for any unpleasant and rotten smell. Mold smells musty, earthy, and stale. The larger its infestation, the stronger its smell will be.  It is best to ask for professional mold inspection services just to make sure.

Watch out for mold seasons

There are three things that make mold grow: a food source (e.g., leaves, paper, or wood); moisture; and a warm temperature. As much as they can grow the whole-year round the different seasons in Brooklyn provide different conditions for their growth. Knowing these will make you aware of how to best control them.

Summer is the peak mold season in Brooklyn

High humidity levels make summer the worst mold season for Brooklyn. Mold levels during these months can spiral out of control. Bathrooms and kitchens are prone to infestation because of the use of hot water. Air conditioning may reduce humidity but may cause mold growth if it is too cold inside and too hot and humid outside. This will show up in windows and doors, or in your drywall. So, keep an eye on these places where heat and moisture will likely occur.

Spring to mid-fall rapid mold growth comes in a different way

Spring is the time for the rapid growth of flowers and trees. The same goes for mold. The combination of spring showers and warmer temperatures is a potent mixture for mold to awaken from being dormant during winter. So, this is the best time, too, to implement mold removal.

Fall is the ideal time for mold remediation process

Normally, fall is the best season of the year to call for professional mold remediation service. But before calling for expert mold removal, do some initial investigation to determine the extent of the problem. Check your basements, windows, attics, doors, and crawl spaces for standing water or excessive moisture. Look for pipe water damage in your kitchen sick and toilet. Try sniffing around as well for suspicious odor in the air.

Winter may be the slowest mold growth season but…

Dealing with mold is non-stop. Interestingly, mold naturally hibernates during winter. It means that they are alive even as the temperature drops. But it does not mean they won’t grow during this season. When conditions are ripe again for growth, they can easily “awaken” and release their spores.

Your home setup during winter can also trigger a mold problem

Mold during winter normally stops expanding. But they still release airborne mold spores. This happens when you turn your heater on, the warming up of temperature along with the moisture it produces is good for mold growth. There will also be your hot water tanks and your dryer.

So, make sure your checking and cleanup are regular even in winter. Also call for mold remediation when necessary. You will have less worries when they all are active again in spring.

Flood aftermath

Brookly’s high water table is another fact to live with. The soil does not effectively drain water. It is saturated, too, so the moisture crawls into structure foundations, spreading up to floors and walls. Leakages and other water problems in pipes worsens the moisture level in homes and offices. 

So, when flooding happens due to a natural disaster, mold growth skyrockets. It will also not give you much leeway for the 24 to 48 hours you need to dry everything up so mold will not start growing. Make sure you have all the knowledge you need to do your own part in controlling the infestation. Also, keep in touch with your mold removal experts. Call them as soon as the growth is way out of your league.

Only work with certified mold removal experts

During the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and Hurricane Ida, mold removal experts reported that the phones would not stop ringing. There were too many people needing immediate mold removal services to deal with their mold problems. 

Mold professionals understand the remediation process

Not everyone can be a mold expert. Unfortunately, underqualified contractors took advantage of the situation. People were scammed by uber-high mold remediation costs. Consequently, homes and offices were not inspected well nor dried out completely. This led to more mold growth. 

Having learned the painful lessons of mold growth damages, citizen volunteer groups have pushed for educating residents on the mold problem, how these organisms grow and how they can be controlled.

Mold remediation and mold abatement services require state license

Changes in New York laws are now in effect. It is now required that all mold remediators be licensed before they can offer services for eliminating mold. Inspections and remediations must also be conducted by different firms to avoid conflict of interest. 


You need to call for mold remediation the moment you see mold growth in your house. Don’t wait for autumn or winter before you take action. Mold removal is key to your family’s health. At Brookyln Mold Removal, we only send licensed and certified mold experts. Get in touch so we can stop mold growth before it gets out of control.

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