NEW YORK CITY--()--New York City mold inspection and mold removal cases reported all around NYC from Superstorm Sandy aftermath.
“In light of Hurricane Sandy flooding and how fast a toxic mold colony can flourish, time is most definitely of the essence, especially when it comes to the health and well-being of our children.”
Toxic mold growth in school buildings from Hurricane Sandy flooding is now posing a big problem for school officials in the New York City and Tri state areas. What usually begins as teachers complaining of musty smells and poor air quality, typically results in masses of students and teachers suffering from respiratory illnesses. Sometimes, it can take years of suspicion before a school takes action and performs a mold test with a professional NYC mold inspections company. “In light of Hurricane Sandy flooding and how fast a toxic mold colony can flourish, time is most definitely of the essence, especially when it comes to the health and well-being of our children.”
Some recent cases of toxic mold in New York City Schools-
Just a few months before Hurricane Sandy there were complaints of mold at several Brooklyn schools.
In the spring of 2006, a famous Bronx school was shut down due to the presence of mold. This elementary school took its own time reacting to the suspicions of mold and it was not until four children were hospitalized as a result of mold exposure that school officials were forced into hiring a NY mold inspections contractor for testing and remediation.
In 2002 many students and teachers began complaining of respiratory issues at several NYC schools. At this time, had school officials taken the proactive step of hiring a NYC mold inspection company, they could have saved themselves hundreds of thousands of dollars in lawsuits along with the cost of the structural repairs that were needed as a result of ignoring the problem for so long. When NYC mold removal contractors were finally called in, the amount of structural damage was so heavy, that an entire third and fourth grade wing had to be rebuilt from scratch after eliminating the toxic mold. According to Motty Katz, NY mold inspections contractor, it is the ductwork that connects the entire heating system of the school that took the most remediation. NY mold inspections contractors had to remove the entire inner lining and replace it before any of the actual structural damage was addressed.
“Just recently, several schools in the New York City area have been under fire for not dealing with complaints of mold growth in our kids schools.” Motty Katz continued, “With the majority of NYC being flooded and water-logged by Hurricane Sandy, the possibility of a mold epidemic plaguing New York City and surrounding areas is very high as well as very scary. If people only knew what major health problems mold can cause -- better yet, if people could see pictures of other people that have been exposed to toxic mold, then maybe they would understand the severity of the issue at hand.”
What this enormous blunder on the part of school officials and constrained budgets may result in is children developing respiratory issues and even asthma that could very well plague them for the rest of their life. Involving a NYC mold inspection company will only help prevent any major health issues that may arise from toxic mold growth in our childrens' schools.
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