What Is Black Mold?

It seems like each Spring or Summer, a news publication runs a story about the hazards of black mold. Since it’s the time of year when black mold starts popping up in unwanted places, these stories are meant to be somewhat scary to the public. That’s not to say all the information they give is incorrect. Most of these articles are telling the truth, but they are usually spun in a way to grab your attention. Which is why you should always do the research yourself to see what’s true and what’s false.

Black mold can cause your allergies to flare up, among other more serious health related issues. In fact, all other forms of mold (green, white, or yellow) can potentially cause the same health problems. It’s always a good idea to approach mold cautiously by staying out of areas with visible mold and calling a professional to handle the remediation.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting 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 Howell / Wall immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (732) 577-1010

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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