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Of all the problems that Nassau County homeowners can face, mold growth is one of the most common – and the most concerning. Mold can cause major structural damage and exposure to the airborne spores that it releases can pose serious health risks.
If you suspect mold growth in your Nassau County home, you need to act quickly and schedule an appointment with a company that specializes in home remediation. Madison Ave Construction is a trusted Oyster Bay, NY mold removal, cleanup, and restoration company. In the more than 30 years that we have been in business, we have successfully restored the safety of countless homes, and have delivered long-lasting results – and we’re confident that we can do the same for you!
What is Mold, Anyway?
While there’s no doubt you’re familiar with mold, you may not know exactly what it is. At Madison Ave Construction, we feel it’s important to understand what mold is so that you can understand the importance of home remediation services.
Mold is a naturally-occurring fungus that thrives in moist, dark, and warm conditions, making Nassau County an ideal climate for mold growth. In nature, it’s actually quite beneficial, as it aids in the decomposition of organic materials, like leaves, dead wood, and even deceased animals; when it grows indoors, however, mold can become problematic.
The fungus thrives on cellulose materials, such as wood, drywall, sheetrock, tile grout, wallpaper, and fabrics, for example. It feeds on the materials that it grows on, and can leave serious damage in its wake.
Mold produces airborne spores, and as such, it spreads rapidly. A small patch can turn into a major infestation in just a few days; hence why it’s important to schedule an appointment with a Oyster Bay, NY mold removal company as detect or suspect the fungus is growing in your Nassau County home.
Why is Mold Growth Dangerous?
Exposure to mold can cause a host of problems, including structural damage and health complications. Because it feeds on cellulose materials, and since so many of the materials that your Nassau County home is constructed of and that it contains are cellulose (wood, paper, linens, drywall, etc.), mold can not only cause structural damage, but it can also destroy your personal possessions.
The spores that mold releases can negatively impact the indoor air quality of your Nassau County home, and exposure to those spores can cause health issues; particularly for those who are sensitive or allergic to mold, or who have compromised respiratory or immune systems. Mold exposure can lead to:
· Nasal congestion
· Sore throat
· Irritated eyes and skin
· Lung infections
· Shortness of breath
· Worsening allergies and chronic respiratory conditions, such as COPD and asthma
Factors that Increase the Risk of Mold Growth
Mold needs moisture in order to grow. If your Nassau County home has recently sustained a flood, is poorly ventilated, or if the humidity levels are high, mold growth is a serious cause or concern. The following are just some of the factors that can increase the risk of mold growth:
· High humidity levels
· Pipe bursts
· Plumbing leaks
· Sewage backup
· Water used to extinguish a fire
· Poor ventilation
· Roof leaks
What are the Signs of Mold Growth?
Because mold can cause serious issues, it’s vital that homeowners are aware of the signs of mold growth. The following are just some of the signs of visible and hidden mold growth:
· Discolored spots on walls, ceilings, floors, furnishings, etc.
· Musty odors
· Physical symptoms
· High humidity levels
· Excessive condensation
· Recent flooding or plumbing leaks
High-Quality Home Remediation Services are Just a Phone Call Away!
Whether you’re certain mold is growing in your Nassau County home or you suspect that you have a hidden mold growth problem, get in touch with Madison Ave Construction. As a leading Oyster Bay, NY mold remediation company, we offer comprehensive home remediation services, and our team of experienced technicians can successfully detect and correct mold growth and will deliver long-lasting results. For more information, call 844-760-9303 today!
The Town of Oyster Bay is the easternmost of the three towns which make up Nassau County, New York, in the United States. Part of the New York metropolitan area, it is the only town in Nassau County to extend from the North Shore to the South Shore of Long Island. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 293,214.
Succeeding cultures of indigenous peoples had lived in the area for thousands of years. At the time of European contact, the Lenape (Delaware) nation inhabited western Long Island. By 1600 the band inhabiting the local area was called the Matinecock after their location, but they were Lenape people.
Following European colonization, the area became part of the colony of New Netherland. In 1639, the Dutch West India Company made its first purchase of land on Long Island from the local Native Americans. The English also had colonies on Long Island at this time. The Dutch did not dispute English claims to what is now Suffolk County, but when settlers from New England arrived in (present-day) Oyster Bay in 1640, they were soon arrested as part of a boundary dispute. In 1643, Englishmen purchased land in the present-day town of Hempstead from the Indians that included land purchased by the Dutch in 1639. Nevertheless, in 1644, the Dutch director granted a patent for Hempstead to the English.
The Dutch also granted other English settlements in Flushing, Newtown, and Jamaica. In 1650, the Treaty of Hartford established a boundary between Dutch and English claims at ‘Oysterbay’, by which the Dutch meant present-day Cold Spring Harbor (to the east) and the English meant all of the water connected to present-day Oyster Bay Harbor. Meanwhile, the government of England came under the control of Oliver Cromwell as a republic, and smugglers took advantage of the unresolved border dispute. In 1653, English settlers made their first purchase of land in Oyster Bay from the local Matinecock tribe, though there were already some rogue English settlements there. For this purchase, the English settlers paid to the Native American Moheness (aka Assiapum), ‘six kettles, six fathoms of wampum, six hoes, six hatchets, three pairs of stockings, thirty awl-blades or muxes, twenty knives, three shirts and as much Peague as will amount to four pounds sterling.’ The monarchy was restored in England in 1660, and in 1664 King Charles gave Long Island (and much else) to his brother James, leading to the Dutch relinquishing control of all of New Amsterdam.
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