Everyone may be losing jobs in New York City, New Jersey, Connecticut, Delaware, and Maryland but in the wake of Sandy, look for an increase in mold-clean up and service related business start-ups. But it takes more than ambition to be a pro. You need a well-trained and experienced team on hand to deal with mold or the situation could easily be made worse. Consider that a fan to dry out property may be spreading mold spores everywhere. That’s just one possible way the inexperienced could make a bad moldproblem worse.
If you sustained damage from Sandy and go with a mold clean-up or restoration business, look for one which has been established for a while or has proof of its professionalism.
Remember that even if you don’t see it, mold can be there. If you smell mold, it may be hiding inside heating and cooling equipment and ducts, floors, walls, ceilings, crawl spaces, basements, crawl spaces and attics. Make sure your remediation team checks those areas.
When you test, test for airborne and non-airborne mold. Your household dust which has already settled contains mold spores that used to be airborne.
Your mold inspectors and hygienist should not be affiliated. It should be in neither’s interest to provie work for the other.
If you’re in California, you might want to give us a call and see about getting an assessment from Byebyemold.