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Sick Building Syndrome & Indoor Air Quality :: Baltimore Mold Inspector

Friday, November 9th, 2012

According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the average American spends about 90% of their life indoors. But what if we told you that spending so much time indoors could be making you sick? Well, if you building has a mold problem, it could be the reason you are experiencing symptoms ranging from headaches and fatigue to nausea, memory loss, and much more.

This is because mold produces allergens, irritants, and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.

A Scranton, Pennsylvania School District begins testing all of its Buildings for Mold

With one school already closed permanently because of a mold outbreak and another scheduled to close temporarily, one Scranton, Pennsylvania school district decided it was about time to take action. The district began testing all of its buildings for mold, a practice that many school board members hope becomes standard practice in the near future.

“We want to try to be proactive and just provide a better environment for the kids,” said school board President Bob Lesh. “We certainly don’t want this to happen again.”

Atlantic Environmental Solutions: Mold Inspection and Mold Remediation in Maryland and Washington DC

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified commercial and residential mold inspections and mold remediation services throughout Maryland and Washington DC. AES employs a team of highly-trained, experienced professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. 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.

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

Atlantic Environmental Solutions is a licensed and insured contractor, ensuring you receive the highest quality service for every project you entrust to us!

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Scranton School District to start testing air in all buildings

 

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Mold Inspection & Remediation across Baltimore, Maryland & Washington DC

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

While mold can originate from any number of sources, from a burst pipe to a leaky roof to an abundance of rain, in combination with excess humidity, there is one constant associated with mold: it is a major problem for both homeowners and business owners. Mold east away at building materials and can cause several different health issues in individuals, including:

  • Memory lapses
  • Fatigue
  • Asthma exasperation
  • Digestive problems
  • Chronic aches and pains
  • Itching or irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and skin
  • Sinus infections and sinusitis
  • Skin rashes
  • Upper and lower respiratory infections
  • Headaches
  • And much more!

Where does Mold grow?

Unfortunately, there is no one answer. Mold can grow almost anywhere, as long as the conditions are right.

What do I do if I find Mold?

In order to protect your family members, employees, or customers, it is important to have any mold situation inspected, evaluated, and remediated by a professional as soon as possible.

What does a Professional Mold Remediator do?

Certified mold remediation professionals will be able to:

  • Identify the source of the mold
  • Evaluate both visible and hidden mold growth
  • Remove mold while taking the proper measures to contain the contamination
  • Help ensure the mold will not return
  • Perform or recommend procedures for restore the property to its pre-mold condition

Who should I call for Mold Inspection & Remediation in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington DC?

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) offers certified mold inspection and removal services to homes and businesses in Maryland and DC. Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) hires a third-party industrial hygienist for certified clearance testing.

If you have any questions about Disaster 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 professionals ensuring the proper diagnosis and remedy for your specific air quality concern. 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. AES is also a licensed and insured contractor so you’re assured the highest quality service for every project you entrust to us.

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Overview and Principles of Mold Remediation

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Mold Remediation: It’s Serious Business

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

As a business owner or building manager, when you discover mold in your building, you have no choice but to call a professional mold remediation company. If not dealt with properly, mold can not only eat away at building materials, but mold can also adversely affect the health of your employees, clients, and/or customers.

Warning Signs of Mold

  • Black patches on walls, floors, ceilings, and other structures.
  • You may notice a strong musty, stale smell.
  • Inhabitants may exhibit health symptoms, such as allergic reactions, congestion, cough, sore throat, and much more.
  • Excess humidity and moisture. While not directly warnings signs of mold, they can be contributing factors of mold.

If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms, contact your local mold remediation experts to come and access your unique situation.

The Mold Remediation Process

If it is determined that you have mold, the mold remediation professional will do the following:

  • Locate: Before mold remediation can begin, the full extent of the problem must be determined. If all instances of mold are not dealt with, the infestation will just worsen again.
  • Isolate: When agitated, mold spores travel through the air, spreading the infestation throughout the building. This is what makes mold so hard to deal with. And this is why the problem must be isolated and sealed off before remediation efforts can begin.
  • Remove: Remediation professionals will remove any affected materials, such as carpets, furniture, etc.
  • Clean: Once the mold infestation is located and isolated and all affected materials have been removed, the actual mold remediation can begin.

Atlantic Environmental Solutions: Mold Remediation in and around Baltimore, Maryland

Atlantic Environmental Solutions 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.

If you have any questions about 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!

Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES) is a certified inspection, remediation and consulting company with the expertise to help clients quickly and affordably correct indoor air quality issues resulting from mold, water intrusion, fire, sewage, and more.

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Mold Remediation for Buildings

 

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Mold Exposure: How Mold affects your Health & what you can do to fight back

Wednesday, July 11th, 2012

In 2008, the U.S. Government Accountability Office issued a statement claiming that “indoor mold poses a widespread and, for some people, serious health threat.” In fact, mold has been linked to several health related disorders, including asthma/breathing problems, allergies, rashes, sinus infections, cold, flu, pneumonia, and skin infections.

Mold affects everyone differently. But those with mold allergies or individuals with existing respiratory concerns are likely to be more sensitive to mold growth.

Are you at Risk?

Dr. David Jacobs, the Director of Research for The National Center for Healthy Housing and the former director of the Office of Healthy Homes for the U.S. Department of Housing, estimates that up to 25% of U.S. homes have mold problems.

Mold Assessments: Determining if you have a Mold Problem

Do you think you may have a mold problem? If so, call the mold experts at Atlantic Environmental Solutions (AES). AES offers certified commercial and residential mold inspections throughout Maryland and Washington DC.

Mold Remediation: Eliminating Mold from your Home

Almost every home is at risk for some degree of mold. The trick to dealing with mold is to quickly eliminate mold before it grows out of control. This is where AES can help!

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.

If you have any questions about 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!

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The Hidden Dangers of Mold Exposure

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The State of Virginia has Deregulated Mold Remediators :: Mold Remediation

Friday, June 8th, 2012

The state of Virginia has regulated Mold Inspectors and Mold Remediators since 2001, when the duties of the Virginia Board of Asbestos, Lead, Mold, and Home Inspectors were expanded to include home inspectors and mold remediators / inspectors.

The Deregulation of Mold Remediators and Mold Inspectors

As part of Governor Bob McDonnell’s plan to streamline government, “needless licensing and regulatory requirements” have been eliminated, thus deregulating mold remediation and mold inspection.

“We identified three professions [Interior Designers, Hair Braiders, and Mold Remeidators / Mold Inspectors] that we believe are better served if no longer regulated by the state,” said McDonnell.

The plan also includes the elimination of two state agencies, the merging of seven state agencies into others, the elimination of 19 boards and commissions, and the merging of 23 boards and commissions to form 11 boards and commissions.

“In this tough economy, when families are struggling to make ends meet and business owners are facing declining revenues and tough choices, we simply cannot afford a government that just grows bigger and bigger with each passing year,” said McDonnell.

The Virginia legislature recently approved the McDonnell’s plan, which will go into effect on July 1st of this year.

If you have any questions about the Deregulation of Mold Remediators or Mold Remediation 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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Virginia Deregulates Mold Inspection

 

 

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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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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.

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Mold Allergy – Symptoms of Mold Infection

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