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Mold in New vs. Old Dearborn Homes

2/9/2018 (Permalink)

SERVPRO of Dearborn loves the beauty of our historic neighborhoods.

Dearborn, Michigan has a variety of home sizes, styles and ages. The gracious homes of Ford Historic District keep our history alive while new construction shows the prosperity of our area. SERVPRO of Dearborn is proud to serve our entire community.

There is an interesting phenomenon in old homes versus newer construction. We tend to see more mold in newer construction. There is a long chain of events that simply explain this. in the 1950s builders left plaster and lath behind for drywall. Then switched from solid lumber to composite materials.  The 1950s and 60s brought homeowners air conditioning. As homes became more comfortable they became less efficient. During the 1970s energy crisis, energy efficiency building design changed to reduce energy consumption.  This new “tight” construction reduced air flow, which resulted in reduced drying ability of commercial buildings or homes. During the early part of the 1980s, energy efficient structures become the new standard. However, by the late 80s, new health issues were linked to these new “tight” construction techniques. The reduced airflow and drying ability lead to more mold in buildings.

Whether your building is new or old, mold is a concern. SERVPRO of Dearborn has the experience to mitigate any mold concerns while respecting your structure’s unique history. Drywall or lath and plaster, we have a team of skilled technicians to address the unique qualities of your home.

SERVPRO® of Dearborn provides 24-hour disaster mitigation service. We specialize in the restoration of homes and businesses suffering losses from fire, water, mold, and storm damage. Our locally owned and operated 24/7 response team is just a phone call away. 313-359-3457

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