What Is Black Mold?
We have all heard or seen reports about the dangers of "black" or "toxic" mold. It's always best to understand the facts about mold so as to reduce or eliminate the alarm and confusion you may experience if you should suspect mold in your home.
Black mold, known specifically as Stachybotrys Chartarum, does produce irritants and allergens. However, the same is true for many types of mold. All mold should be treated with caution - stay away from affected areas and don't touch or disturb the mold.
If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County immediately.
Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips.
How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?
Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Southern Delaware County immediately.
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When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:
- Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
- Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
- Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
- Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
- Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
- Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.
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