Marion Mold Control

Marion Mold Control

Once the home of sea captains and sailors and now the home of Tabor Academy, one of the most prestigious prep schools in the country, it is impossible to think of Marion without thinking of water. Its meandering coastline along Buzzards Bay and the Sippican River, the name under which the town was first settled in 1679 – and the name of the local tribe of Wampanoag – and a huge harbor, provide the town with miles and miles of waterfront land.

While the allure of ample waterfront property and a picturesque, harbor-front town center are what have drawn many of its residents, it is Marion’s proximity to water which creates high humidity levels. And where there is high humidity, there is 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 Marion and the surrounding area are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold is able to thrive in virtually any home, regardless of its age or design. So what does all this mean to a Marion homeowner?

With so many of its early homes well-built by well-to-do families, a great many of these historic home have survived in Marion and mold loves historic houses. The musty smell associated with antique homes, which many people consider part of their charm, is often a byproduct of mold.

Marion’s population has more than doubled since World War II when Sheetrock became commonplace in homebuilding. If a building contains Sheetrock, mold – specifically Stachybotrys – is always a concern. All of the types of mold common in Marion 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.

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