Yarmouth Mold Control

Yarmouth Mold Removal

There’s no doubt about it; it’s the ocean surrounding Cape Cod which makes many of us want to live here. But all of that water also creates a high level of humidity and with that comes a greater chance of unwanted mold.

Mold is, at the very least, unattractive; a black or green stain on walls, ceilings and floors which, once it’s present, can spread at alarming rate. But even if mold isn’t visible in your house or commercial building, it’s possible for it to thriving; in insulation behind walls, in crawlspaces and attics, and under sinks and carpeting, making mold detection difficult. You also won’t see airborne mold spores which, studies have shown, can create a myriad of harmful health effects.

While many people exposed to mold at home or at work will feel no effect on their health whatsoever, mold exposure has been linked to symptoms ranging from sinus pressure and coughing to more severe medical problems including fatigue, depression and anxiety, muscle and joint pain, and memory loss.

The three mold types most common to Cape Cod, and in nearby towns on the South Shore and South Coast such as Plymouth, Duxbury and New Bedford, are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Many people think it’s only antique houses, which were built long before ventilation concerns were addressed as they are today, that can suffer from mold damage. While mold can certainly be present in the historic homes of Yarmouth Port and surrounding Bass River, it’s newer, ranch-style homes, which are quite popular in West Yarmouth and South Yarmouth that are actually more susceptible to household mold.

Stachybotrys thrives on the paper lining used on the front and back of Sheetrock, which became a standard building material following World War II. All of the mold types in our area can 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. Because ranch homes often don’t have an attic, a lack of circulation between the ceiling and the roof can allow mold to begin growing. And with no access to the space, many homeowners wouldn’t be aware that mold had begun grown making it possible for mold to overtake the area before it’s seen.

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 if there are no visible indicators of its presence, we encourage you to schedule an appointment for a mold inspection. We’ll do a thorough mold assessment and, if found, present you with mold control and remediation plan. Mold Pros offers green options for killing mold. Financing options are also available.