El Nino may wreak havoc with heavy rain, flooding basements on the coast of Long Island.

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Preparation for heavy rain and downpours that may flood basements

The El Nino weather front will be keeping Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk county warmer than usual this winter.  That doesn’t mean we wont be seeing wet weather that would normally be snow.  Instead we’re anticipating the same precipitation as rain.  We all know flooding in basements and crawlspaces is part of living on the coast, our goal at Wolf Disaster Services is to be prepared to dry your home and prevent the growth of Mold and fungus when the inevitable happens.  If you’re like other residents and suffer from flooding basements on long island give us a call, unprofessionally dried flood damage can lead to Mold & Mold remediation.

At Wolf Disaster Services, we are licensed full service water damage and Mold remediation company here to help when you need it most.  Rich Murray at Wolf Disaster Services is always on call with professional services and low cost solutions.

New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County Mold Remediation Company Licensed

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New York State has finally come to terms with the reality that Mold Remediation is a dangerous business that must be regulated and performed by qualified restoration contractors like Wolf Disaster Services. As of January 1st, 2016 and company performing mold remediation of black mold or any type of mold will have to be licensed by NYS and meet the below requirements.

Here at Wolf Disaster Services, we service Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Suffolk County, Long Island. We have already met all filing requirements and have submitted our application. Please make sure any company you plan on working with is Licensed by New York State.

The Department’s new Mold Program, which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State Labor Law, establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation.

There are three main components to the new law:

Training: The Mold Program will protect consumers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.

Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.

Minimum Work Standards : The Mold Program also establishes new minimum work assessments and remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:

Protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual;

Protection against fraud by requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the remediation work;

Identification of disinfectant products, consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards;

Provision of personal protection equipment to employees, as necessary;

How do I know if I have Mold in my house?

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How do I know if I have Mold in my house?

Wolf Disaster Services is a Licensed & Certified mold remediation and water damage restoration company in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, NY – as such there are tons of questions we are asked on regular basis relating to various home mold problems and how to diagnose them- So how do you know? here are some helpful tips:

Mold refers to black mold, toxic mold, green mold, brown mold or even what you may call mildew in your shower, it all has one common denominator- moisture and/or humidity. When trying to discern whether you have a mold problem in your house, the first step should be identifying any potential moisture source.  The problem is unless you had a flood, or pipe burst in your basement or radiator leak in your house it’s not always easy to identify.  Sure, if you know your house has been wet and never professionally dried and now you smell a musty odor with black growth on your walls, as a homeowner you can make some simple assumptions that you may have a mold problem.  But what if you’re of the majority who simply don’t know where your moisture problem is, yet you seem to smell it or “feel” it in the air by allergies or some other method.

Rich Murray, president of Wolf Disaster Services is also a licensed New York State Mold Assessor and as such regularly investigates such homeowner complaints.  As seen in the photos above, he uses thermal imaging cameras that help diagnose potential wet spots, and so we have the ability to diagnose water damage and wetness problems that others cant do without cutting pieces of your walls up.  Once the wetness is detected in your walls, it should also be confirmed with a moisture meter and other hygrometric readings should be taken like Relative Humidity and temperature. Initial inspections like these are a more affordable option to simply doing a costly mold test requiring lab analysis, which may or may not help in diagnosing your problem. Give Rich a call at wolf Disaster Services and let’s see if we can find what others haven’t been able to .

How do I know if I have Mold in my house?

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How do I know if I have Mold in my house?

Wolf Disaster Services is a Licensed & Certified mold remediation and water damage restoration company in Brooklyn, Queens and Long Island, NY – as such there are tons of questions we are asked on regular basis relating to various home mold problems and how to diagnose them- So how do you know? here are some helpful tips:

Mold refers to black mold, toxic mold, green mold, brown mold or even what you may call mildew in your shower, it all has one common denominator- moisture and/or humidity. When trying to discern whether you have a mold problem in your house, the first step should be identifying any potential moisture source.  The problem is unless you had a flood, or pipe burst in your basement or radiator leak in your house it’s not always easy to identify.  Sure, if you know your house has been wet and never professionally dried and now you smell a musty odor with black growth on your walls, as a homeowner you can make some simple assumptions that you may have a mold problem.  But what if you’re of the majority who simply don’t know where your moisture problem is, yet you seem to smell it or “feel” it in the air by allergies or some other method.

Rich Murray, president of Wolf Disaster Services is also a licensed New York State Mold Assessor and as such regularly investigates such homeowner complaints.  As seen in the photos above, he uses thermal imaging cameras that help diagnose potential wet spots, and so we have the ability to diagnose water damage and wetness problems that others cant do without cutting pieces of your walls up.  Once the wetness is detected in your walls, it should also be confirmed with a moisture meter and other hygrometric readings should be taken like Relative Humidity and temperature. Initial inspections like these are a more affordable option to simply doing a costly mold test requiring lab analysis, which may or may not help in diagnosing your problem. Give Rich a call at wolf Disaster Services and let’s see if we can find what others haven’t been able to.

New York City, Nassau County, Suffolk County Mold Remediation Company Licensed

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New York State has finally come to terms with the reality that Mold Remediation is a dangerous business that must be regulated and performed by qualified restoration contractors like Wolf Disaster Services. As of January 1st, 2016 and company performing mold remediation of black mold or any type of mold will have to be licensed by NYS and meet the below requirements.

Here at Wolf Disaster Services, we service Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Suffolk County, Long Island. We have already met all filing requirements and have submitted our application. Please make sure any company you plan on working with is Licensed by New York State.

The Department’s new Mold Program, which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State Labor Law, establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation.

There are three main components to the new law:

Training: The Mold Program will protect consumers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.

Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.

Minimum Work Standards : The Mold Program also establishes new minimum work assessments and remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:

Protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual;

Protection against fraud by requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the remediation work;

Identification of disinfectant products, consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards;

Provision of personal protection equipment to employees, as necessary;

Posted notice of the project and the contractor’s licenses;

Completion of a post-remediation assessment.

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El Nino may wreak havoc with heavy rain, flooding basements on the coast of Long Island.

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Preparation for heavy rain and downpours that may flood basements

The El Nino weather front will be keeping Brooklyn, Queens, Nassau & Suffolk county warmer than usual this winter.  That doesn’t mean we wont be seeing wet weather that would normally be snow.  Instead we’re anticipating the same precipitation as rain.  We all know flooding in basements and crawlspaces is part of living on the coast, our goal at Wolf Disaster Services is to be prepared to dry your home and prevent the growth of Mold and fungus when the inevitable happens.  At Wolf Disaster Services, we are a full service water damage and Mold remediation company here to help when you need it most.  Rich Murray at Wolf Disaster Services is always on call with professional services and low cost solutions.

Wolf Disaster Services | A NY Licensed Mold Remediation Contractor- NYS New York State Law- Article 32

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New York State has finally come to terms with the reality that Mold Remediation is a dangerous business that must be regulated and performed by qualified restoration contractors like Wolf Disaster Services. As of January 1st, 2016 and company performing mold remediation of black mold or any type of mold will have to be licensed by NYS and meet the below requirements.

Here at Wolf Disaster Services a Licensed Mold remediation and water damage company, servicing Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island and Suffolk County, Long Island. We have already met all filing requirements and have submitted our application. Please make sure any company you plan on working with is Licensed by New York State.

The Department’s new Mold Program, which is responsible for enforcing Article 32 of the New York State Labor Law, establishes licensing requirements and minimum work standards for professionals engaged in mold assessment and remediation.

There are three main components to the new law:

Training: The Mold Program will protect consumers by requiring contractors to obtain appropriate training prior to being licensed to perform mold assessment, remediation or abatement services.

Licensing: Contractors will not be allowed to advertise or perform covered work without the required license, with limited exceptions such as home or business owners performing work on their own properties.

Minimum Work Standards : The Mold Program also establishes new minimum work assessments and remediation activities by licensed professionals, including:

Protection against fraud by prohibiting the performance of both the assessment and remediation on the same property by the same individual;

Protection against fraud by requiring an independent mold assessment to define the scope of the remediation work;

Identification of disinfectant products, consistent with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency standards;

Provision of personal protection equipment to employees, as necessary;

Posted notice of the project and the contractor’s licenses;

Completion of a post-remediation assessment.

Preparing For the Worst Weather

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On May 22nd, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report that because the expected severity of El Nino along the Pacific Coast of North American, the Atlantic hurricane season for 2014 will be slower and less volatile than in past years.  (more…)

WAVE GOODBYE TO WATER DAMAGE

Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock the last couple of years (in which case you wouldn’t have to worry), you’ve seen first hand on the national news how water damage can ravage your home or office. Businesses, offices and homes are still recovering from the aftereffects of Superstorm Sandy. (more…)