Wareham Mold Control
Wareham Mold Control
Bordered by Buzzards Bay to the south and east, and with miles of river of running throughout it, the Town of Wareham is a beaching and boating paradise. With nearly 22,000 year-round residents, Wareham is one of the larger towns on the South Coast of Massachusetts. It’s also a desirable location for second homeowners, who appreciate being able to enjoy a seaside lifestyle without the concerns of traffic associated with the bridges to Cape Cod, and has been a vacation destination for summer travelers since the 19th century when inns and resorts began to spring up along its coastline.
While it is Wareham’s vast coastline which draws both residents and visitors, its proximity to water also leads to 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 Wareham and the surrounding area are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Mold is able to thrive in virtually any home, regardless of its age or design.
By 1940, Wareham had more than 6,000 residents; more than three times as many as residents as Marion, to the west, and twice the population of Bourne, its neighbor to the southwest. Many older homes remain in Wareham and mold loves vintage homes. And since World War II, Wareham’s population has more than tripled. It was after WWII that the use of Sheetrock became prevalent in home building. If a building contains Sheetrock, mold – specifically Stachybotrys – is always a concern. All of the types of mold common in Wareham 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.