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What’s Black Mold and Should I be worried?

Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Blog | Comments Off on What’s Black Mold and Should I be worried?

mildew culture 300x177 What’s Black Mold and Should I be worried?If you feel you have mold in your home you should definitely investigate and of course perform mold remediation! Most houses have some mold or mildew and even fungus– you probably have noticed some in your bathroom or under your sinks. It can grow in all types of places, as long as there’s some level of dampness to support it. Poorly maintained or water damaged buildings are common victims. Most of us have discovered mold growing on certain foods we find forgotten in the furthest corners of our refrigerators –gross.

Black mold appears as a green and black slime, but the only real way to be sure if the mold you have is black mold, is to have a scientist observe it under a microscope, but if you have something in your home that looks like black mold, it should be dealt with regardless!

Since molds digest or “eat” the material they are growing on, it can destroy various surfaces and materials.
There are of course good type molds, like yeast and penicillin, but Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold is a potential health hazard which should be avoided at all costs.

Risks Associated with Black Mold

Black mold can cause a myriad of serious health problems such as:

  • Mental impairment
  • Skin irritation
  • Breathing problems
  • Damage to internal organs and sometimes even death.

Symptoms of Black Mold

  • Coughing
  • Sneezing
  • Sore Throat
  • Itchy or runny nose
  • Sinus problems
  • Shortness of breath
  • Irritated Skin
  • Watery or itchy eye
  • Hair loss and baldness in some cases

Once you’ve spotted some black mold in your house and possibly experienced these symptoms, you should quickly determine the extent and the cause of the mold, and start remediation immediately.

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