Dangers of MoldApril 23, 20210

The Hidden Danger In Your Home: Mold Spores

Do you have allergies? Health concerns? It is possible that have a hidden danger lurking in your Rochester area home. Which is, Mold Spores. Don’t live in unhealthy conditions.

What is mold?

Mold is a microorganism that grows in moist conditions. Mold spores are greenish-yellow and can’t be seen.

They are created when water vapor and organic material mix and these usually come from damp wood.

More commonly, mold occurs in the home and when moisture from the outside comes in contact with the inside of the home. In the home, you can have a mold problem even if there is no moisture in the air.

Mold spores form on clothing and on various objects in the house and it is when these objects rub against each other that mold can be produced.

This is when we can become exposed to the spore dust from these objects.

Mold can also grow in any area of the home such as wood furniture, walls, floors, and roofs. This can happen without there being any moisture in the air.

Mold prevention

“Mold, if you have it, is the fifth leading cause of death in the world. That’s because of air-born spores.

When you get those airborne spores in an enclosed area, you can have an environmental problem.

When you get those airborne spores, you will start to see damage to the plants and shrubs that you grow and we get respiratory problems, we start to see problems,” said William Duke, Michigan State University Extension.

If you suspect mold in your home, this is how to get rid of it.

How to identify mold

Look for water spots on walls, carpets, mattresses, and sofas. Possible symptoms Mold spores can cause sinus and ear infections, respiratory problems, conjunctivitis, and a weakened immune system.

People who are immunocompromised are also more likely to get sick.

How to avoid mold spores Take care of the following:

  • Clear gutters, both rain, and runoff from the house, to stop water from infiltrating and getting trapped inside your home
  • Check the plumbing pipes, and change any damaged or old parts that may leak, and allow water to run back into the home.
  • Clean out the air ducts in your home and fix leaks in the attic if they exist. Check any attic vents and replace them if they need to be replaced.
  • Vacuum dirt, dust, and grease from the home regularly.

mold removal hiltonmold removal fairport

Hidden dangers of mold

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, a majority of mold in homes is caused by cigarette smoke and even from pets (often the result of a pet’s hair or saliva, of course).

While many people, especially children, may think of mold as a disgusting smell, especially in bedrooms, when molds are allowed to grow in your Rochester area home, they can cause physical and/or psychological problems. Recent studies show that as many as 70% of homes have moisture issues that, while not healthy, don’t cause mold.

This is changing…

Not Enough Water Almost half of Americans have problems with indoor humidity, which can cause everything from dry skin to psoriasis, and as much as one-third have problems with mold.

The National Resource Center for Healthy Homes reported that about 15% of U.S.


In order to protect yourself from mold spores, take proactive action, have a mold expert come to inspect your home.

The word mold is kind of scary.

Unless you have allergies, you may not know what mold is.

Don’t take your health lightly.

As with any home improvement, it’s important to understand what you are doing.

Before you start any new project, have a mold inspection done.

When you take the time to eliminate the various triggers to mold, you can reduce the risk of developing a mold infection or allergies.

By keeping your environment clean and the air clean, you will prevent any possible exposure to a fungus.

Mold spores are the final layer that sets off allergic reactions.

If you believe you have been exposed to mold, contact us to find out the extent of the danger and how to get out of the problem quickly.

If you find mold in your home. let us come and take a look at it. We will tell you if you have a serious problem or not.

Send us a message, click here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Rick Bourbonnais
Rick Bourbonnais
16:15 18 Aug 22
I was referred to them from another company that didn't work on Basements. They communicated well, inspected and... quoted quickly. For the work they showed up when they said, and completed the job in one day. The basement looks like new, they even moved a few things out of their way. Overall excellent job, price was very good I can't say enough about howe well it all went.read more
Anthony Selvaggio
Anthony Selvaggio
02:23 01 Aug 22
Excellent work. Timely and professional. Great team of workers.
Joseph Dorney
Joseph Dorney
18:43 06 Jun 22
Every step of using this company was fantastic. Paul came out and gave me an estimate very quickly, was able to fit me... in to his schedule as soon as he could, and the workers who did the work were fantastic. They were quick and efficient, respectful of our space, and very nice. I will absolutely be contacting this business in the future for more work.read more
Benjamin Bills
Benjamin Bills
20:43 14 Feb 22
Absolutely terrific group to work with. Paul and his group helped me through a basement remodel including ripping out... old carpet, installing new drain pipes, painting the walls, finishing dry wall and so forth. Paul has a solid team of connections that he was able to rely on to get the job done, including plumbers and electricians. After he finished my basement remodel, his team has continued to help me out with home improvement projects as they come up. Paul is extremely communicative, responsive, and fairly priced. I would highly recommend Attic to Basement Solutions to neighbors or family that have any number of projects in mind.read more
Don Johnston
Don Johnston
15:26 09 Dec 21
We had large areas of mold in our attic that needed to be remediated on a tight deadline before the attic insulation... was done. Paul was extremely helpful helping me get the inspection and report I needed and squeezed this job in to meet my schedule. His crew did a great job so the attic looks great and did an amazing clean up job so the house was spotless when they were done.read more
Angie Davis
Angie Davis
20:21 20 Oct 21
I had soffits that were clogged with blown in insulation. They cleaned it up, fixed the mold issue caused by that,... installed a power fan, redid the insulation, and installed some new baffles. My 70 year old attic looks brand new! So impressed by the work they did!read more
Karen Butler
Karen Butler
16:48 19 Sep 21
We had our basement walls and floor painted. The guys were very professional and got the job done within two days. ... They cleaned up any mess and left a fan downstairs to help with the fumes. Our basement has never looked better! I would recommend them as they use good quality products for a good value.read more
Tom Muratore
Tom Muratore
17:31 03 Sep 21
Paul and his team did an amazing job ! From start to finish, we knew exactly what was happening and why. They were... friendly, clean and respected our property as they did their work. The results were just fantastic !!! Our mold in the attic was completely taken care of along with the mold in our basement crawl space. They redid the insulation in both places as well. Couldn't be happier with the results. You will definitely be happy you used them !!!read more
Frank LaBarre
Frank LaBarre
18:39 27 Jun 21
As a landlord with several apartments, I have used this company several times to clean up and paint floors and walls of... my apartment basements. They do incredible, fast work. Also, very timely with reasonable estimates. You won’t regret using them.read more
Margaret DeForest
Margaret DeForest
17:51 05 Jun 21
Paul quickly returned my initial contact. Came by the same day to check my suspected mold. I needed a state certified... inspector to assess the problem because of the amount present. He recommended a person to call who also came soon after my call. Very upfront about the cost (final bill was exactly as quoted). Work was completed at a time convenient to me. I needed different contractors to take care of the mold and to correct the cause of it- all arranged by Paul. These contractor were very professional, friendly, on time and left no trace behind. After work was completed Paul contacted me to make sure the work was done to my satisfaction. During the project, Paul was immediately responsive to my questions. Would definitely recommend him for the job.read more
Joseph Anania
Joseph Anania
15:07 02 Jun 21
Paul did a thorough inspection and was very personable. The Two men that were sent to do the work were friendly, clean... and neat and did a great job. Very pleased with the work that Attic to Basement Solutions did for us.read more
Joyce Thompson
Joyce Thompson
12:14 22 May 21
I have waited several days to post a review, not because I hesitated on giving credit where credit is due but because... in the days since the work was done, I noticed already in these warmer spring days, that my house seems cooler to me than it would've been before. A brief look in my attic revealed that a mold issue that needed to be remediated and Paul and his teams of workers took care of just that. I also had extra insulation blown in. At the end, a licensed mold inspector said that the work was well done and my attic was good to go. So glad I didn't have to wait weeks for this work to be done. Very nice folks to work with. Thanks!read more
14:30 04 May 21
I used Paul and team (Attic to Basement Solutions) by the recommendation of my roofing company (Cameron Roofing). I am... VERY glad, within an hour or two Paul called me to set up a time to come out and inspect the work to be done. A few days later, ALL the work was done, very professional crew to work with, great value. I had baffles installed, gable vent sealed off, mold sprayed/cleaned/sealant applied and then R49 blown insulation put into the attic. Highly recommend AtoB Solutions for any attic or basement needs, you'll be very pleased with the work done!read more
Marie McNabb
Marie McNabb
15:23 26 Apr 21
They were so helpful and very timely!! We were putting. our house on the market and in a time crunch. They understood... that and got it done quickly and superblyread more
Keith Hiscock
Keith Hiscock
12:49 24 Apr 21
I am a licensed Real Estate broker in Rochester NY with RE/MAX. I hired Attic to Basement Solutions to remove items,... remove mold and paint entire basement of my mother-in-laws home in preparation of putting it up for sale.(I have used them in the past many times) They finished the entire job in 3 days. Looks awesome. I will definitely be using them again and I highly recommend using them for an assortment of jobs. Thanks guys for a job well done! Keith H.read more
Rachael Tylock
Rachael Tylock
22:46 11 Apr 21
Mold remediation in the attic with followed up increased insulation and future plans to increase ventilation. I was... happy with the quality, timeliness, and care that was taken through this process. I would use them again.read more
D&J Cascino
D&J Cascino
01:51 07 Apr 21
I've known Paul over 25 years and he's the best of the best. Did mold removal plus attic insulation and could not be... happier. I'd give them 10 stars if I could.read more
Dan Shumway
Dan Shumway
19:16 05 Apr 21
John R
John R
21:19 04 Jan 21
The team did a fabulous job removing the mold from our attic. They took pictures to show me the work and walked me... through what they did. Pat also took time to give me pointers about how to remove some mold out of the basement myself and things to do on the outside to prevent further mold. Great company - thanks!read more
Daniel H
Daniel H
13:06 21 Dec 20
We ran into a situation when we were getting ready to list out home in 2020. We hired an inspector for a pre-home... inspection, the inspector discovered an issue in our attic with mold, roughly 10 to 15 sqft. We contacted Jamie and his team, at Attic to Basement Solutions, they removed the mold in a very timely manner. More importantly, the service fee was very affordable. I highly recommend Attic to Basement Solutions! You will not be disappointed.read more
More reviews
Mon - Sun
24/7 Operations
Send us a message to request a free estimate
Give us a call 24/7
Hilton NY 14468

Website Designed by Hilartech, LLC, 2020 © All Rights Reserved