Healthy Home Builders continues to be a leader in mold research, diagnosis, and healthy home renovations. We take indoor air and water quality seriously, placing the utmost importance on these systems in the home, as they are directly related to the health of the homeowner. Our team has expert, practical application experience, having spent the past 11 years researching, testing, and installing the best mold-resistant building materials and water barriers.
Healthy Home Builders can repair and renovate your home quickly and safely. Recognized nationally as a mold, indoor air, and water quality authority, Healthy Home Builders knows that the best home protection is proper insulation and ventilation. We are dedicated to building and renovating the healthiest homes in the world.
Healthy Home Builders is a Certified Mold Remediation Contractor. Recognized by New York State Department of Labor, Division of Safety and Health – Healthy Home Builders continually educates its Mold Abatement Workers on the latest mold prevention products and building techniques.
In many instances mold is visible. Other times it is not. Mold is usually found where there has been moisture, specifically some kind of water exposure. Basements, attics, crawl spaces, leaky roofs, pipes, bathrooms, heating and cooling systems, ductwork, leaky windows or doors are all vulnerable to the growth of mold spores if any water has gained access to the inside of a home. If those spores are discovered and treated with removal of the affected areas plus the application of an anti-fungal within the first 48 hours, it is possible to avoid any long term harm. But after 48 hours if the mold growth has gone unnoticed or untreated, it will become a serious health problem.
Black mold, or Stachybotrys (Stachybotrys chartarum, also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra), is the most recognized and visible black mold. It is extremely toxic to both people and pets. And if mold spores have gotten into the ductwork they can easily spread throughout the house, contaminating the indoor air.
Finding the source of the moisture that creates environments where molds develop and spread is key to the prevention process. It is most important to locate the source of the leak as soon as possible so that the area can be immediately closed off from any further entry to the house. Only after that has been done can the treatment and renovation work begin. Many homes are not properly insulated which leads to mold formation. Heating and cooling system air ducts that are not cleaned before installation and regularly during use are a haven for molds and potential catalysts for spreading toxic spores throughout the home.
Many people confuse mold exposure issues with allergies and other illnesses.
Seasonal allergies that last too long, repeated respiratory infections, childhood asthma… Any and all of these can be caused by mold growth inside your home. Make no mistake, poor indoor air quality caused by mold is a serious health threat. In fact, we are in the midst of a childhood asthma epidemic with toxic mold being a top contributing factor. Proper insulation and ventilation is the key to mold prevention. This is precisely what Healthy Home Builders focuses on while renovating older homes with prior water damage or when building a new one.
Healthy Home Builders pays particular attention to what is called “the building envelope”. This refers to every part of the home that comes into contact with the outdoor elements. During construction and/or renovation we take extra precautions to seal off access from the foundation to the roof. Healthy Home Builders has successfully concluded numerous renovations that included insulating against future water damage with a proper moisture mitigation plan. No water will gain access to a Healthy Home Builder’s house!
At Healthy Home Builders we know from years of experience that water intrusions and subsequent mold growth are often the most troubling issue facing homeowners. We know how to deal with this problem and how to make your house healthy again with the cleanest indoor air and the purest water systems. Making homes healthy for you and your family is what we do.
Contact Healthy Home Builders today for a consultation on your next renovation or home building project. Invest in your future health with proper mold-prevention today.