What Is Black Mold?
Mold, in all its forms, is a fungus that thrives in moist environments. While there are many types of mold, the most dangerous and harmful is black mold. Black mold can cause a variety of health problems, from mild allergic reactions to more serious respiratory problems and even death. It is therefore important to take any signs of black mold seriously and take the necessary steps to remove it from your home or business as soon as possible.
If you suspect that you have black mold in your home or business, it is important to take action right away. This includes identifying the source of the water that is feeding the mold, stopping the flow if possible, and removing any wet or damaged items. You should also try to clean any visible mold with soap and water. If the mold is on a fabric surface, dry it off before washing it with detergent. Then wait for SERVPRO to arrive and address the issue. We have the experience and expertise necessary to quickly remove black mold from your property and restore it to its original condition.
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 Wilson 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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