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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 Plainview, 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 Plainview, 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 Plainview, 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!
Plainview is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located near the North Shore of Long Island in the town of Oyster Bay in Nassau County, New York, United States. The population of the CDP as of 2010 was 26,217. The Plainview post office has the ZIP code 11803.
Plainview’s origins date to 1648, when Robert Williams, a settler from Wales, bought land in the area. The land was considered desirable for farming because of a small pond named the Moscopas by local Native Americans, meaning ‘hole of dirt and water’. The remainder of the land in the area was purchased by Thomas Powell in 1695 as part of the Bethpage Purchase. The name ‘Mannatto Hill’ had already appeared on the 1695 deed of the Bethpage Purchase, and the settlement came to be called ‘Manetto Hill’. Manitou was the Native American word either for ‘god’ or for ‘spirit’.
The 1837 arrival of the Long Island Rail Road to nearby Hicksville brought a boom to local farming. In 1885, residents of Manetto Hill petitioned the United States Postal Service for a local post office, but were turned down because, according to several accounts, a similar name was already in use upstate. The hamlet was then named ‘Plainview’, for the view of the Hempstead Plains from the top of the Manetto Hills.
Plainview remained a farming community, famous for growing cucumbers for the huge Heinz pickle factories located in nearby Farmingdale and Hicksville. In the early 1900s blight destroyed the cucumber crop and many farmers switched to potatoes. After World War II, a potato blight combined with the desire of many returning GIs to leave New York City for the more rural Long Island, convinced many farmers to sell their property, leading to massive development in the area, giving rise to so-called suburban sprawl. Between 1950 and 1960, the hamlet grew from a population of 1,155 to more than 35,000. Most of the available land was developed during this period or otherwise designated as parkland. While overall development declined it did continue sporadically as smaller remaining parcels of land were also developed. In recent years, some of the few large remaining parcels have given way to gated communities, which are in contrast to most housing in the area. Some of these developments include ‘The Hamlet on Olde Oyster Bay’ and ‘The Seasons at Plainview’, a residential community focused on over age 55 residents and first time home buyers.
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