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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 Point Lookout, 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 Point Lookout, 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 Point Lookout, 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!
Point Lookout is a hamlet and census-designated place (CDP) located in the town of Hempstead in Nassau County, New York. The population was 1,219 at the time of the 2010 census. The town is mostly made up of residential homes, with several small businesses on Lido Boulevard. The town is surrounded on three sides by water. Today, Point Lookout has become a popular location for summer residences. Among its inhabitants, it is commonly referred to as ‘PLO’.
Point Lookout’s first known inhabitants were Merrick (Meroke) Native Americans, a tribe of the Algonquin people. The first European settlers in Point Lookout were Dutch, who arrived in the 1640s, followed by the English, in the 1660s.
The barrier beach on which Point Lookout sits has been, in one incarnation or another, there for hundreds, if not thousands of years. The first mention of Point Lookout begins to appear in the mid 19th century, as a location for whalers, and as a dangerous spot for ships. A U.S. Life Saving Station was established at Point Lookout in 1872; ironically, it was due to the tragic wreck of the U.S.S. Mexico on January 2, 1837 that a U.S. Life Saving Service was created; the service remained there until farmers grew salt hay on the marshes that stretch behind the site.
A series of hotel and seasonal bungalows was built, as was a seasonal railroad connecting Point Lookout to Long Beach, but nearly all these structures were destroyed over time by either winter storms or fire. During the summer months ferries from the Woodcleft Canal in Freeport brought hundreds of day-trippers to Point Lookout’s beaches, and for those who lived in Point Lookout, or in the small community to the east called Nassau By the Sea, the barrier island was a paradise.
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