Mold Removal Services In & Around the Albany, NY Area

Epic Mold Solutions provides the latest technology in Mold Remediation to treat and remediate mold growth, correct moisture, and ventilation issues, as well as restore your peace of mind

What is Mold?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention classifies mold as: "a health risk for anyone with asthma, allergies, difficulty breathing, undergoing cancer treatment, people taking medications that suppress the immune system, and anyone who has recenty had surgery. Mold is a natural part of our environment, However, excessive mold found indoors can cause serious health issues." Mold reproduces by the process of tiny, invisible spores which float through outdoor an indoor air. Mold spores become a problem when they land on a wet or damp surface, which causes them to grow. Mold can cause allergic reactions, are irritants, and in some cases, can be potentially toxic. Some allergic reactions that mold may cause include: hay fever-type symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, and skin rashes. Individuals with asthma who are allergic to mold may experience breathing difficulties. Mold may also be hidden. You may suspect hidden mold if your home or building has a moldy odor, nut you can't see visible mold. Hidden mold may be found in places such as the back of dry wall, wallpaper, paneling, ceiling tiles, or carpets and pads. Mold spores will continue to grow if there is moisture present and if ventilation issues are not addressed. Therefore, it is important to find and treat mold growth as well as correct any moisture and ventilation issues. "dead Mold" may still cause allergic reactions in some people, so it is not enough to simply kill the mold, it must also be treated.

What Causes Mold Growth?

Attic mold
Attic mold

Moisture

Moisture is the primary cause of mold in any area of the home, the attic included. Excess moisture in the atmosphere, either due to humidity or water infiltration, will nearly always result in mold growth.
basement mold
Basement mold
Attic/Exhaust fan
Attic/Exhaust fan

Inadequate Ventilation

Without proper ventilation, excess moisture has no method of escape. Correcting inadequate ventilation issues in an attic space by increasing ventilation or installing power vents can reduce the amount of moisture in the air as well.
Mold treated sheathing and rafters
Mold treated sheathing and rafters

Epic Solutions for Mold

Epic Mold Solutions is committed to restoring your home and your peace of mind quickly and effectively in accordance with NYS Mold Law: Article 32 of the NYS Labor Law. Your home or business treatment will successfully be completed all while we keep you apprised of our progress.