Mold Monday-When a small issue turns into a costly problem


Every Monday is now going to be deemed Mold Monday! Every Monday, we’ll uncover mold related topics and hash out a number of frequent and even uncommon issues.


Let’s talk today about a few common place in your home where mold typically grows…the basement, attic, and crawlspaces. Unfortunately, the commonality of these three spaces it that they’re typically dark and damp. Dark+Damp= The perfect location for mold to grow. A lot of people think out of sight, out of mind well that couldn’t be further from the truth. You may be able to put the issue out of your mind but the repercussions of mold growing in your home can inadvertently affect your health. Don’t put it on the back burner! Common health risks of mold are:

  • headaches
  • breathing issues
  • constant cold symptoms
  • skin irritation
  • allergic reactions
  • asthma
  • immune system compromised

Mold grows quickly and thrives in these dark and damp spaces and not only is it extremely detrimental to your health, but also can cause immense structural damage. Another thought to keep in mind is if you’ve ever had any pre-existing situations where mold could’ve potentially grown somewhere where you cannot see. Especially in our area, when the snow melts, basements have a tendency to flood. Even if it’s just a small amount of water mold can grow! Especially underneath carpets, behind walls, and baseboards. If you’ve ever had a problem like this don’t think that just because you can’t see it doesn’t exist. Water and dampness are not your friend.

Once you find mold or think you may have the potential for mold, you need to call the professionals at Rainbow Restoration ASAP. We will schedule a time to come out and assess the mold and will be able to give you an estimate on remediation costs.

We are licensed with New York State as Mold Remediators and certified with the IICRC in mold remediation as well. Keep in mind that as of this year all mold remediation MUST BE done by a NYS licensed remediator which should make Rainbow Restoration your #1 choice for Mold Remediation. If you ever have any questions on mold remedaition or would like to schedule your free estimate, call 315-786-7269.

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