Kingston Mold Control
Kingston Mold Control
Kingston is one of several large towns that dot the coastline between Boston and Cape Cod. Unlike Duxbury and Plymouth, its neighbors to the north and south, just a small portion of Kingston’s border lies on the coastline, but it is a well-protected portion which made Kingston an early hub for boatbuilding. Settled in 1620, shortly after the Pilgrims arrived in the New World, the town is still home to the longest continuously running boatyard in North America; Jones River Landing. The famed USS Independence was built in Kingston.
While the ocean has proven a centuries-long economic boon for Kingston, 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 Kingston and the surrounding area are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold is able to thrive in virtually any home, regardless of its age or design. Many historic homes remain in Kingston, and mold loves antique houses. There are, however, far more relatively-new homes in town.
The opening of Route 3 after World War II created a population explosion and building boom. Homes built after WWII typically contain Sheetrock. If a building contains Sheetrock, mold – specifically Stachybotrys – is always a concern. All of the types of mold common in Kingston 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 remediation plan. Mold Pros offers green options for eradicating mold and financing options are also available.