Middleborough Mold Control
Middleborough Mold Control
The Town of Middlebororough has built a big reputation on a little berry. Known as the ‘Cranberry Capital of
the World,’ and the site of Ocean Spray’s cooperative headquarters, it’s nearly impossible to drive through Middleborough without spying acre after acre of working cranberry bogs.
Incorporated in 1669, Middleborough is one of the older towns in the commonwealth. Yet it was uninhabited for several years before being reestablished later in the 17th century. Throughout King Phillip’s War – 1675-76 – residents abandoned the town, taking shelter within a local fort and then a larger shelter in Plymouth Colony, during which time the entire town was burned to the ground. Several years later, the town was rebuilt.
Today, more than 23,000 people reside in Middleborough. Unlike many area towns that saw a population explosion because of new transportation routes or a newly-discovered appeal for summer visitors, Middleborough’s population has grown steadily with each census since 1850. So, while some neighboring towns may have a prevalence of new homes or historic ones, Middleboro has a mix of architecture dating from the late 17th century into modern times.
Middleborough also has cranberry bogs; lots and lots of cranberry bogs. With these bogs, which are essentially swamplands, and Buzzard’s Bay just a few miles away, it’s no surprise that Middleborough has high levels of humidity. 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 Middleborough and the surrounding area are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold is able to thrive in virtually any home, regardless of its age or design.
If a building contains Sheetrock, which is found in virtually every home built since World War II, mold – specifically Stachybotrys – is always a concern. All of the types of mold common in Middleborough 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.