What Is Black Mold?

Mold in your residence can be a mess and a hazardous situation, especially when a swarm of toxic black mold takes up residence. The symptoms of black mold vulnerability cover a wide range of health issues, understanding the facts can assist you and your family.

Is Your Home a hazard?
A safe residence can come under an onslaught from various harmful sources. Toxic black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, can liberate spores as it eats natural materials in ordinary house items like insulation, drywall, sub-flooring or carpet that's been vulnerable to being wet. The spores, if consumed or breathed in, can drive a variety of nasty and even hazardous symptoms in people.

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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 Old Saybrook immediately. 

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Understanding Mold

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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