Addressing Sick Home Syndrome in NYC, Queens, & Brooklyn

“Sick home syndrome” is a phrase coined to describe acute symptoms of discomfort in humans who visit a residential or office building where no specific illness or cause can be identified. Typically related to the presence of mold, symptoms can include respiratory ailments, asthma, rash, dizziness, headache, and nausea.

Sometimes, several building occupants report seemingly unrelated symptoms before a mold inspection or mold testing services uncover the presence of toxic mold or a similar contaminant in the building. The best way to deal with "sick home syndrome" is through mold testing services performed by the IICRC-certified technicians from Superior Restoration & Remodeling to discover if mold remediation services or needed. If not, some type of biological or biohazard clean-up service may be the ticket. To learn more, call 516-614-5652 or click here to make an appointment for services at your property in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and other cities that we serve.

Causes of Sick Home Syndrome in NYC

Sick Home Syndrome

Causes of sick building syndrome can be primarily attributed to interior and exterior chemical and biological contaminants, including the presence of mold. According to the EPA, another contributing factor is inadequate ventilation because of tightly-sealed modern construction efforts to make buildings more energy-efficient.

Additional causes include biological contaminants such as bacteria, pollen, and molds found in stagnant water that has accumulated in ducts, humidifiers, drain pans, basements, crawl spaces, and other areas where moisture can collect and damage ceiling tiles, carpets, insulation, and more. Certain types of mold contain mycotoxins and are often referred to as “toxic mold” or "black mold." They are far more lethal than other types of mold in causing discomfort among humans.

How Superior Can Help with Sick Home Syndrome at Your Property in NYC & Manhattan

Sick Home Syndrome

If you suspect that some contaminant found in a building is making you sick, you need to contact a licensed mold remediation professional immediately. Our NYC licensed inspectors offer services for customers who suspect mold contamination in their homes. The list includes:

  • We detect hidden sources of moisture in your home or office building.
  • We collect surface & air samples to be analyzed by a third-party lab.
  • We offer complete mold remediation services.
  • We offer air purification through industrial-strength equipment.
  • We use Air Scrubbers and Negative Air Machines.
  • We offer third-party clearance testing after remediation.
  • We offer duct & vent cleaning services.

Let Superior Treat Your Property for Sick Home Syndrome in NYC & Manhattan

Don’t take chances with your health. If you feel sick for an extended stretch and do not understand why that is the case, it could be related to "sick home syndrome" at your residence or office. To get an answer ASAP, reach out to Superior Restoration and Remodeling by calling 516-614-5652 or click here to schedule a consultation with our technicians today at your property in the Bronx, Greenwich Village, or SoHo.