Mashpee Mold Control
Mashpee Mold Removal
If there’s one thing most Cape Cod residents can agree on it’s that having the ocean either right outside your door, or within a few minutes’ drive, is one of the best things about living here. But all of that water also creates a high level of humidity and with that comes a greater chance of unwanted mold.
For many people, mold isn’t of great concern; a black or green stain on walls, ceilings and floors which can be removed with a quick cleaning from time to time. But for others, living or working in the presence of mold can cause an array of health concerns. 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. Mold doesn’t need to be visible in your house or commercial building, for it to cause health problems. It’s possible for it to be growing hidden in the insulation behind walls, in crawlspaces and attics, and under sinks and carpeting.
The three mold types most common to Cape Cod, and in nearby towns on the South Coast and South Shore such as Marion, Duxbury and Marshfield, are Stachybotrys, Aspergillus and Penicillium. Many people think it’s only antique houses that can suffer from mold damage. But surprisingly, it’s the design and building materials of newer homes which can allow mold to proliferate and, if you live in Mashpee, it’s likely that your home was built after 1975.
Prior to the mid-80s, the town wasn’t much more than an Angelo’s Supermarket and Andy’s Market out on Route 151. Oh, how things change. As projects such as New Seabury and Mashpee Commons grew, so too did the town’s population, increasing by 187.3% from 1970 to 1980 and an additional 113.1% from ’80 to ’90. With the population explosion came a building boom.
Stachybotrys thrives on the paper lining used on the front and back of Sheetrock. Sheetrock began being commonly used after WWII so it’s present in virtually every home in Mashpee. All of the mold types in our area can grow in fiberglass insulation. The minimum requirement for insulation has increased in building codes, so the newer the home, the more insulation it has. And while a newer home is less drafty than an antique one, lack of circulation can lead to higher levels of mold.
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 mold is found, present you with a customized mold control and remediation plan. Mold Pros offers green options for killing mold. Financing options are also available.