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New York Court of Appeals Verdict Regarding Mold Exposure & Illness

Thursday, May 31st, 2012

In a 3-2 decision, an appeals court in New York held that trial court made a mistake when it dismissed a suit brought by tenant Brenda Cornell against the owners of a Manhattan apartment building. It was found that Cornell experience “ill-health effects,” including dizziness, a rash, congestion, and other symptoms, as the result of mold growth in her apartment. She lived in this apartment for six years, from 1997-2003.

The appeals court found that “the scientific evidence shows that exposure to molds, particularly the types of molds whose presence in plantiff’s apartment was confirmed by sampling, i.e., aspergillus/penicillum, stachybotrys and chaetoium, can cause the types of ill effects experienced by plaintiff.”

This ruling clears the way for other such suits based on claims of illness brought on by mold exposure. In fact, Morell Berkowitz, the plaintiff’s lawyer, said that this decision has “tremendous significance” for others, like Cornell, who believe their health has been negatively affected by mold growth.

Professional Mold Remediation Services in Maryland

If molds are not identified timely, they not only become health hazardous, but damage your building and properties as well. To address this common problem safely and effectively, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC.

If you have any questions about our Baltimore Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Professional Mold Remediation

Thursday, May 17th, 2012

Mold can negatively affect your home and your health. Luckily, professional mold remediation services – like those provided by Atlantic Environmental Solutions – can help restore your home to its pre-mold glory.

But before we get into mold remediation, let’s first learn more about how you can identify a mold problem in your home. To do this, we are going to answer three of the most frequently asked questions regarding mold and your home.

1) Where is Mold Commonly Found?

Mold tends to grow in humid, damp areas. Because of this, basements, bathrooms, attics are the most susceptible rooms in your home. Other commonly affected areas include:

  • The walls around your kitchen sink
  • Any area surrounding a leak
  • Window siding
  • The back of wallpaper
  • And much more!

And remember, just because you do not see mold does not mean it is not there. Hidden mold growth is very dangerous, silently spreading throughout your home.

What are the Most Common Symptoms of Mold Allergies?

Mold affects everyone differently. But those with mold allergies or individuals with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. Warning signs of a mold outbreak include:

  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Watery eyes with itching sensation
  • Dermatitis
  • Coughing and wheezing
  • Headache
  • Chest congestion
  • Respiratory troubles
  • And much more!

Mold has been linked to several health related disorders, including asthma/breathing problems, allergies, rashes, sinus infections, cold, flu, pneumonia, and skin infections.

How do I Remove Mold from my Home?

If molds are not identified timely, they not only become health hazardous, but damage your building and properties as well. To address this common problem safely and effectively, Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC.

If you have any questions about our Baltimore Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

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3 Frequently Asked Questions About Mold Cleaning and Black Mold Removal

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How to Deal With Mold After Flood Damage & Water Damage :: Mold Remediation

Monday, May 7th, 2012

Dealing with flood damage and water damage is tough enough. Dealing with mold and mildew on top of that can be down right impossible to manage yourself. That is why it is so important to hire a professional water damage restoration / mold remediation company, like Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). Our professional mold remediaters can help eliminate your mold problem and restore your home to its previous glory.

The Effects of Mold and Mildew

-Health: While everyone is affected differently by mold, people with existing respiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to it. Health issues can range in severity from allergy symptoms and headaches to coughing fits and even bleeding in respiratory passageways.

-Structural Damage to Your Home: Serious mold outbreaks can eat away at wood and concrete structures, causing serious damage and costing you thousands in home repairs.

-More Serious Problems: Mold in your home could be a sign of other problems, such as leaky pipes, foundation cracks, or leaking in your attic or basement.

-Depreciation of Your Home’s Value: Because of the above situations, mold outbreaks can actually cause your home to depreciate in value.

Dealing with Mold and Mildew

Almost every home will experience some degree of mold at one point or another (mold is everywhere). The trick is to quickly eliminate mold before it grows out of control. This is where Atlantic Environmental Solutions can help!

If you have any questions about our Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

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Mold Cleaning Products – Deal with Molds after Flood and Water Damage

 

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Baltimore Mold Remediation: Dealing with Mold Allergies

Sunday, May 6th, 2012

Are you affected by mold allergies? If so, you know just how miserable it can be.

Common symptoms of mold allergies include:

•Difficult breathing

•Asthma

•Wheezing or coughing

•Chest congestion

•Runny or stuffy nose

If you have mold allergies, you probably also know that it is almost impossible to avoid mold. It is everywhere in nature (there are hundreds of thousands of different types of mold). What you can do, however, is eliminate mold from your home.

Everyone is affected differently by mold. And those individuals with pre-existing espiratory concerns, such as asthma, are likely to be extremely sensitive to mold infestations.There is only one way to address this problem safely and effectively; hire a professional
mold remediation company.

Professional mold remediaters, like those found at Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES), can help eliminate mold from your home. They will also conduct mold inspections to find the source of the mold infestation and handle mold damage restoration as necessary.

If you have any questions about our Baltimore Mold Remediation Services or if you have a situation that needs immediate attention, please contact Atlantic Environmental Solutions by calling 877-296-6653 or click here today!

AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced mold remediation professionals,ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific mold infestation. Using state-of-the-art equipment and following protocols established by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA), we employ the most effective techniques to ensure safe indoor air quality during and after the abatement process.

Make sure to check us out on Facebook and Twitter as well!

Sources:

Mold Allergy – Symptoms of Mold Infection

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