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check out this video of a bath toy spitting out mold..should you expect to mold to grow inside these types of toys since they get wet all the time..should people be surprised when they find stuff like this in the bath toys?

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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Cutchouge NY (vid)
« on: January 14, 2018, 06:05:40 AM »

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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Syosset NY (pics)
« on: January 13, 2018, 04:15:36 PM »
This customer in Syosset NY has suffered a pipe break behind her basement wall. Almost of all of their finished basement was affected by water. The carpet and padding, wood sub floor (which i suggest not putting on a basement floor) and the sheetrock walls with insulation. Thankfully the homeowners son was referred to me and they are a lot happier knowing that they have someone they can trust in their home.


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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Laurel Hollow NY (pics)
« on: January 09, 2018, 12:46:23 PM »
This customer in Laurel Hollow NY had a water line on their ac condenser which was located in the attic break during a recent cold spell here on Long Island


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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Merrick NY (tile removal vid)
« on: December 31, 2017, 11:02:54 AM »
tile removal from kitchen

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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Kings Park NY (pics)
« on: December 28, 2017, 05:08:32 PM »
this customer in Kings Park NY had a poorly insulated water supply in the wall that broke and caused water damage to her main floor kitchen and living room and the finished basement. Hardwood flooring, carpet, sheetrock ceiling, sheetrock walls, and insulated duct wrap were affected.


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absolutely nothing but i did find mold all over the bottom of this ping pong table at a remediation we are doing in Merrick NY




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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Huntington NY (vid)
« on: December 19, 2017, 07:25:28 AM »
This one came in yesterday and man did these people have a bunch of content in a very crowded basement! The pressure release valve on the boiler went causing the basement to get a few inches of water. 3 men spent several hours going through the affected contents to make sure nothing wet was left behind. We extracted all the standing water and pumped it out of the basement area.

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Indoor Air Quality & Occupant Safety / Christmas tree syndrome?
« on: December 17, 2017, 10:58:26 AM »
how you ever had Christmas tree syndrome? Here are some ways you may be able to avoid it. found this article online  :D

http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article185232663.html

If you have red, watery eyes, an itchy nose or can’t stop sneezing over the next few weeks, the holidays may be to blame.

Don’t laugh. Apparently, “Christmas tree syndrome” is real and is caused by mold, pollen, dust, mites and other irritants that hitch a ride home on your Christmas tree or lay in wait with the decorations you stored last year.

“There’s a number of ‘cutely’ named phenomenon that occur – there’s thunderstorm asthma, back-to-school rashes. We have these clinical observations that come from what’s going on in the environment,” said Patricia Lugar, a specialist in allergy and immunology at Duke University School of Medicine.

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Patricia Lugar
Duke University School of Medicine Contributed
The risk can be especially high for those with allergies, asthma and other respiratory problems. Damp environments, like crawl spaces, attics and basements found in the Southeast, can make the problem worse, she said, especially for allergy shot patients.

“We generally counsel people, particularly allergy shot patients, if you’ve been digging around in the crawlspace or the basement or your attic, wait 24 to 48 hours before you come to get your shot and let things settle down, just to make sure you’re not going to have a problem,” she said.

Cardboard and paper boxes can cause the biggest problem, she said.

“Paper boxes are a great recipe for insects, they are a great recipe to become damp and hold dampness, become moldy. Plastic is really the way to go. Just get a bunch of those big plastic bins. They can seal out insects and cockroaches, and they’re also really resistant to moisture.”

Don’t be afraid to throw out something either, especially if there is visible moisture damage, discoloration or a musty smell, she said.

“The last thing you want to do is open up this incubator of mold spores, and it all goes into your face or you release it into the air, because it’s been sealed in this plastic box,” she said.

Tammy Grubb: 919-829-8926, @TammyGrubb

10 TIPS FOR A CLEAN CHRISTMAS
▪ Use a damp cloth to wipe your decorations when removing them from storage

▪ Avoid scented sprays, candles and other decorations

▪ Stick with metal and plastic ornaments, and give them a warm, soapy bath, then air dry

▪ Protect fabric decorations or heirlooms by keeping them in a plastic, vacuum storage-type bag

▪ Store decorations and artificial trees in plastic bags or bins, not cardboard

▪ Wear a long-sleeve shirt, gloves and – for especially sensitive people – an N95-rated dust mask to handle the tree or dig through storage

▪ Remove visible pollen from the tree with a leaf blower

▪ Wipe the tree’s trunk with a solution of 1 part bleach to 20 parts lukewarm water

▪ Spray the tree with water and let it dry in an enclosed area outside the home, such as a garage, to dry

▪ Ditch the poinsettia; it belongs to the rubber family and contains compounds similar to those in latex

Read more here: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/durham-county/article185232663.html#storylink=cpy

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Flood & Water Damage / Water Damage Smithtown NY (pics)
« on: December 17, 2017, 09:17:05 AM »
This customer in Smithtown NY had a PEX pipe get a very small, almost impossible to see pin hole that caused water damage to her finished basement. When using my non invasive meter i was not getting any readings on the wood tongue and groove plank wall. using the infrared helped me to see that there was moisture trapped behind the wall. We found that there were a couple of layers of scrap plywood and sheetrock behind the lounge and groove wall. I was glad we removed because more than likely it would have had a hard time drying this out without the removal. About 2 hours after we left the customer called to say our DH was leaking and re-flooding the basement. I sent a tech back right away to find that the plumbing repair was not done correctly and it wasn't our DH  :D


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Mold Inspection & Removal / Mold Removal West Hampton Beach NY (pics)
« on: December 15, 2017, 06:32:21 AM »
This is a summer home in west hampton beach NY on dune rd.. The customer has an ac unit in a small attic area above the master bedroom closet. Something broke on the unit and caused water damage to all 3 levels of the home. Since no one had been at the home at the time of occurrence the water sat and the mold grew like wild fire! Once discovered the insured hired a public adjuster who then filed the claim and brought in a hygienist to create a remediation plan for us. The job was started this past tuesday and we hope to be completed and ready for post inspection by the end of saturday. A lot of demo and cleaning involved here. As we demo we continue to find more contamination.


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an elderly couple in Plainview NY had a waste line leaking in the ceiling of their den and it wasn't noticed until it got wet enough to collapse on their desk! thankfully no one was sitting there when it fell! Sheetrock ceiling of course was affected as well as the carpet and cedar shingles.....yes the entire room was covered in cedar shake shingles that are typically used outside. we had to remove all of them!


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This customer in Ronkonkoma NY had a hot water pipe break and steam permeated the cracks and crevices in this finished basement. Mold was found behind the ceiling tiles in the wood open beam ceiling, on the back side of the peg board and all over the underside of the wooded staircases. Thankfully this customer had coverage for microbial growth and thankfully she hired the right team to care for her home and remove all the visible mold growth.


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https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/miami-mold-removal-co-unveils-new-c02-tech-300561655.html

Removing mold with C02? Unheard of, right? Miami mold inspection and mold removal company, Miami Mold Specialists, announces the addition of the latest groundbreaking, VOC-free, eco-friendly mold remediation technology to its long line of high-tech, state-of-the-art inspection and mold removal toolbox.

Miami Mold Specialists
Miami Mold Specialists
According to Miami Mold Specialists' website, this state-of-the-art mold removal service basically utilizes C02, pressurized in sub-zero temperatures, that is sprayed within and over contaminated mold-infested areas and materials. This newer, minimally invasive, VOC-free, eco-friendly mold remediation system is perfect for disinfecting and removing mold from HVAC coils, HVAC ductwork, in attics, within walls, etc.

This newer C02 hydrogenation mold removal technology is the latest innovative scientific breakthrough when compared to the dry ice fumigation mold remediation method.

Other high-tech tools and systems Miami Mold Specialist employs:

Negative Air Pressure Units
High-Powered HEPA Vacs
Hydroxly Generators
Air Purification & Disinfection Systems
Dry Ice Fumigation Technologies
Eco-friendly, EPA-approved Mold-Killing Solutions
Mold Preventative Solutions
"Miami Mold Specialists prides itself on staying up to date with all industry breakthroughs, updates in processes and procedures and new technologies. All of Miami Mold Specialists technicians are kept up-to-date with daily and weekly meetings, weekly intensive training update sessions and are rigorously monitored on performance," stated Marty Katz, the operations manager of Miami Mold Specialists.

Miami Mold Specialist is the first indoor air quality and mold removal company in South Florida to incorporate this cutting-edge mold removal technology.


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