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Battling Mold in Your Oyster Bay Home?

1/22/2021 (Permalink)

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Contact SERVPRO, the Mold Remediation Specials of Oyster Bay 

The town of Oyster Bay, situated in the heart of Nassau County, extends from the North to the South Shore of Long Island. There is also a small hamlet by the name of Oyster Bay on the North Shore. Oyster Bay is within commuting distance to New York City but also offers charm all of its own.

Historical Places to visit near Oyster Bay:

  • The Sagamore Hill National Historic Site and Theodore Roosevelt Memorial Park
  • Planting Fields Arboretum on the grounds of the William Coe Estate 
  • Raynham Hall Museum, home of Revolutionary Spymaster 

Sagamore Hill and Theodore Roosevelt's Conservationist Legacy 

The most widely known historic site in the area is Sagamore Hill, Theodore Roosevelt's summer White House. Theodore Roosevelt grew up in New York City but spent his summers in Long Island. At the age of 22, in 1880, Roosevelt bought 155 acres of land and had the house built. In 1886 it officially became Sagamore Hill, which later became the Summer White House during Roosevelt's summer years as president from 1902-1908.

Theodore Roosevelt lived in his Sagamore Hill until 1919. However, it remains virtually untouched with original furnishings. In addition to the house, there was a farm operation on the property. A lot of the food the family ate came from the farm. The farm operation included a vegetable garden, apple orchard, chickens, turkey and pigs for slaughter, and even dairy cows. 

Edith Roosevelt, Theodore's wife, lived in the home until she died in 1948. The Theodore Roosevelt Association (TRA) purchased the property and contents of the house from the family, opening it for visitations in 1953 before donating it to the National Park Service (NPS) for the American people to enjoy. 

The home includes many hunting trophies and works of art depicting family, heroes, and nature scenes. Although he was a big game hunter, he was also a conservationist. During his presidency, he established 150 national forests, five national parks, 51federal bird sanctuaries, all on over 230 million acres of public land. Despite being born in New York City, he loved nature and worked very hard to preserve it. During his presidency in 1903, he even went camping with the famous naturalist John Muir. 

Mold in Your Oyster Bay Home

Being close to the ocean in a relatively humid climate coupled with older homes inevitably means that you may experience mold in your home. Our trained technicians are skilled in mold remediation. However, there are some different strategies that you can do at home to help limit mold growth. 

Preventative measures for mold growth include: 

  • Control the moisture in your home. It is essential to keep it under 60%. If moisture levels increase, a dehumidifier can help.
  • Repair leaks as soon as possible.
  • Keep your HVAC system clean, monitoring it regularly.
  • Dry items damaged in floods or leaks as quickly as possible. 

If you need help ridding your home of mold, contact SERVPRO of Oyster Bay. We're here to assist you 24/7 at (516) 464-3300. We're Faster To Any Size Disaster. 

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