Enviro-Test Inc., Shares Information on Mold Cleanup and Respiratory Concerns

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In an article just released by the New York State Department of Health, they advise on how to recognize mold issues and how they can affect people.

Enviro-Test Inc., a Long Island company that provides mold testing, wants to share important information just released from the New York State Department of Health on mold contamination. In the NYSDOH article, they break down the steps consumers should take to recognize and clean up mold.

Due to Hurricane Sandy, many homes were left with mold contamination. Mold can cause allergic reactions such as hay fever, asthma, and irritation to eyes, nose, throat and lungs.

The article explains that mold can be many different colors. It will smell musty, stale or earthy. Consumers can safely assume that if they see or smell mold, they have a mold problem. It can grow on almost any surface and under siding and flooring.

For protection against mold, the article advises that consumers wear an applicable half-face respirator (paper masks are not recommended), rubber gloves and washable work clothes. Moldy areas should be isolated from other living areas and ventilated with open windows and fans to create "negative pressure". Any wet surfaces should be removed from the space. Surfaces can also be wetted down so that dry mold and dust cannot get into the air. For those that are sensitive to mold call a professional to handle the remediation.

Common reactions to mold include nasal and sinus congestion, cough, respiratory problems and skin irritations or rashes. Those with allergies, asthma or emphysema, HIV/AIDS or a compromised immune system are more susceptible to mold related problems.

To read the full article, please visit: http://www.health.ny.gov/environmental/emergency/weather/hurricane/docs/respiratory_health_flyer.pdf

Enviro-Test Inc. is the leading company on Long Island that will help identify and assess any mold risks. For those who think they may have a problem with mold, please call Enviro-Test Inc for an inspection, (800)228-7838.

About the company:

Enviro-Test has been providing professional services on Long Island since 1995, specializing in lead-based paint inspections, mold testing, asbestos testing, risk assessments (dust, water, and soil analysis), and consulting throughout several New York State regions, in both the commercial and residential disciplines. Enviro-Test uses state of the art X-Ray Fluorescence technology (non-destructive) to test painted surfaces for lead. Enviro-Test is affiliated with several certified laboratories which provide professional and accurate analysis. Their customers have trusted the Enviro-Test name for close to 20 years now because of their 3 main principles: honesty, integrity, and accuracy. Their service and reports are thorough, always on time, and their customer care and service is second to none.

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