NEW YORK, NY -- (Marketwired) -- 05/20/13 -- On October 30, 2013 Hurricane Sandy made landfall on the coasts of New Jersey and New York and made its way inland. Its effects were felt in the way of flooding, power outages, water damage, and approximately 285 people killed. We are over 6 months removed from Hurricane Sandy and unless you live in an area that was directly impacted, you might think people are no longer experiencing problems from this natural disaster.
Unfortunately that is not the case and many people are still experiencing an aftershock effect from Hurricane Sandy. While there is progress being made in terms of rebuilding the areas of direct impact, many people lost their properties entirely and others are still repairing damage. Those without insurance have been given a huge financial burden. Even people who did have insurance find themselves in stressful situations as they wait for a payout. When insurance companies have such a large amount of claims, it takes a much longer time for them to handle each one accordingly.
A local Mold Inspection Company in New York City wants to inform the victims of Hurricane Sandy about yet another potential threat to their homes and/or businesses. Since this storm came at the tail end of the fall, there has yet to be a period with warm temperatures. This means that homes that were not properly dried by a water damage restoration company could still be holding water and moisture and be at risk for indoor mold growth as the temperatures begin to rise.
Adam Pacha, the owner of MI&T, says that, "In order for mold to grow you need to have water, organic nutrients, and high temperature/humidity." So far many of the victims of Sandy have been safe from mold growth because there has yet to be high temperatures/humidity. So people who did not handle their water damage restoration properly could be in for a surprise visitor when summer arrives in the Northeast. Even though building materials like wood and drywall may appear to be dry to the touch, they could be holding moisture within.
The best defense against large mold remediation bills is early detection. If you think your home or business might be having mold problems or are concerned that your water damage restoration was not handled properly, consider hiring a mold inspector separate from the restoration process to give you an unbiased assessment of the property. They should be able to determine if indoor air quality problems exist and also identify the source of an existing or potential issue.
MI&T offers its services to both New York and New Jersey without a conflict of interest; No removal. Please visit http://www.moldinspectionandtest.com/for more information.
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SEPTEMBER 2, 2014
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