Duxbury Mold Control
Mold Control Duxbury, MA
Like so many towns that dot the South Shore of Boston, Duxbury offers a charming blend of historic and new homes anchored by a bustling harbor and waterfront commercial area. While it’s the ocean’s beauty that draws so many here, living on or near the ocean means living in an area with higher humidity levels. With higher humidity comes a greater chance of unwanted mold.
For many people, mold is simply an unattractive inconvenience which needs nothing more than the occasional cleaning. But for others, living or working in a home or business with mold can lead to a variety of medical concerns. Studies have linked mold exposure to an array of medical issues ranging from sinus pressure and coughing to more severe medical problems such as muscle and joint pain, anxiety, depression, fatigue and memory loss.
It’s not uncommon for mold to thrive unseen; in insulation behind walls, in crawlspaces and attics, and under sinks and carpeting. You also can’t see airborne mold spores. So even if you can’t visually confirm the presence of mold, it’s possible to experience its negative health effects.
The three mold types most commonly found in Duxbury and the surrounding area are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold is able to thrive in virtually any home, regardless of its age or design. Duxbury was incorporated in 1637 when notable early Pilgrim settlers began building substantial homes. Many historic homes remain throughout the town. Duxbury’s population remained stagnant, in many cases decreasing from census to census, from 1850 until after WWII. Between 1940 and 1980, the town’s population increased by more than 35% per decade, spiking between 1960 and 1980 when population growth was at 50% or more per decade.
So what does all this mean to a Duxbury homeowner?
If you live in Duxbury, chances are your home is either very old, and mold loves antique houses, or was built after WWII which means it contains Sheetrock. If a building contains Sheetrock, mold – specifically Stachybotrys – is always a concern. All of the types of mold common in Duxbury can also grow in fiberglass insulation; the newer the home, the more insulation it has, so the greater potential health hazard. And while a new, draft-free home is more energy-efficient, insufficient circulation can lead to a higher mold level.
If you see mold growing in your home, or if you suspect someone in your home or business is suffering from toxic mold symptoms, even without mold being visually present, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a mold inspection. We’ll do a thorough mold assessment and, if found, present you with a customized mold control and remediation plan. Mold Pros offers green options for eradicating mold and financing options are also available.