What Is Black Mold?

Better understanding mold is important so that you are not alarmed when you hear about the dangers of "black mold" and "toxic mold". The internet makes these things out to be horror stories, a professional mold restoration company like SERVPRO can assess mold for what it really is, and has your best interest in mind. 

Many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it also produces allergens and irritants. Treat any and all mold seriously and receive professional advice as soon as possible. It is important to stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold. Call SERVPRO immediately!

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 Bel Air / West Hollywood 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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