What Is Black Mold?
You have probably heard about ¨black mold¨ or also known as ¨toxic mold¨. The actual name for this type of mold is stachybotrys chartarum. This type of mold produces irritants and allergens that can cause health effects to people present on the property infested with the mold. If you suspect that your home or business might be suffering from a mold infestation, it is important to call a certified mold remediation specialist to take care of it. Trying to take care of a mold infestation on your own can be dangerous and done improperly, leading to continued mold problems.
Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting our Mold Damage Tips.
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 Fort Collins 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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