Last week, we looked at some of the most important signs that your new home may have some flooding and basement waterproofing problems. When it comes to even the most basic of inspections, mildew and mold should alway be two of the first warning signs to look out for. In the case of mold, it is not an issue to be taken lightly; some forms, particularly “black mold,” are dangerous for the health and wellbeing of you and your family. Here, we will take a look at what “black mold” truly is and what you should do if you detect its presence in your home or basement.
What Exactly is Black Mold?
Stachybotrys chart arum is one of the most common toxic molds found in residential structures, but it is most commonly known as “black mold” for the dark appearance in which it manifests along walls and damp flooring. This type of mold can be extremely dangerous and even deadly if it remain undetected and eliminated in your home for any long period of time. When examining what you suspect may be “black mold,” be sure to wear heavy-duty rubber or latex gloves; the mold is slimy when touched because of the wet layer on top of it, although if it can become can dry and powdery when its water source has been removed. In order to find out if you have a regular black fungus in your home or black mold, a mold test is required. Toxic black mold is known for making people sick due to the mycotoxins it emits from every spore and, in the most serious cases, can cause hospitalization for elongated exposure to its toxic spores.
Black Mold Elimination
The very moment that you suspect you have found “black mold” in your home, it’s time to contact a professional basement waterproofing specialist to perform the needed mold test. After the test has been completed and the mold has been professionally eliminated from your home, the specialists may repeat the air sample in order to determine if more mold is hiding in your home. If that is the case, you’ll want all traces felt with; your health and wellbeing should be your biggest priority.
Your Guide to Black Mold with All Aspects Waterproofing
For more information on mold remediation today, contact All Aspects Waterproofing. All Aspects Waterproofing is a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC/Maryland/Virginia area. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420. To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.