What is Black Mold?

what is black mold

You’ve heard black mold is dangerous. But do you really know what it can do to you?

Many people think they know about the dangers of black mold. But aside from the color, what do you really know about this toxic mold? Let’s take a look at black mold and what horrors it hides.

What is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly known as black mold or toxic black mold, is one of the most common toxic molds found in homes. This mold can be extremely dangerous if it is allowed to grow in your home. Although it is referred to as “black mold”, it is actually greenish-black in color and is slimy when touched because of the wet layer on top of it. However, if its water source has dried up, this mold can appear dry and powdery. This mold is not the only mold that is black in color nor is it the only toxic mold. 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. Let’s take a look at some of the symptoms of black mold exposure.

Symptoms of Black Mold Exposure

As toxic black mold gives off mycotoxins, you or one of your family members may feel a few health effects include hemorrhages, skin inflammation, tiredness, nausea, immune system suppression, damage to internal organs, mental impairment, irritation of mucus membranes, and respiratory problems. In extreme cases, black mold has been known to cause permeants damage to your body and even death in extreme cases.

How to Get Rid of Black Mold?

If you find or suspect black mold in your home, it is time to call a trained testing and remediation specialist like All Aspects Waterproofing. These services can help return your home back to normal and restore your health. Like other toxins, the longer you are exposed to the mycotoxins, the more damage they will impact your body. The first step to any mold removal is a mold test. This tell may consist of an air sample and a surface sample to determine how bad the problem is, where it is in your home, and what kind of mold it is. After these tests have been done, All Aspects Waterproofing will work to remove the mold from your home. Once the mold is remove, we may repeat the air sample in order to determine if more mold is hiding in your home. These tests will help return your home to normal and get your health back under control.

For more information on our mold remediation services or to have a mold test done in your hold, call All Aspects Waterproofing today!

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 FacebookTwitterGoogle+PinterestYouTubeLinkedIn, and Houzz.

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