Call Paul Davis: Combating Black Mold
No homeowner wants black mold, but do you know what it is? Black mold (also known as Stachybotrys) likes to grow in damp areas and is often seen in areas where condensation has collected or pools or stagnant water inside. Spores enter the home through windows, small openings and can also be tracked on personal items and clothing. While most fungus in your home aren’t dangerous, black mold can cause illness if left untreated.
What are the Health Risks?
The spores black mold releases are the main culprit behind black mold poisoning. The most common symptoms include chronic coughing, eye, nose and throat irritation and rashes. In addition, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning. Nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose occur in the most serious cases of long term exposure.
Black mold grows quickly, so you should never postpone calling a professional to inspect for mold infestation. They can go unnoticed for weeks, and then spring up practically overnight.
Once mold forms colonies in your living space, it immediately grows and releases toxins that make life unpleasant for inhabitants:
- Mold emanates a pungent, musty scent that stops rooms from smelling clean.
- Mold causes problems for allergy-sensitive individuals, as well as those with asthma, causing a physical reaction.
- Mold can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing.
- Mold toxins can activate long-lasting inflammation and constant cold-like symptoms.
- People with weakened immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
- In rare cases, mold toxins can cause neurological issues or even death.
- The more lengthy the exposure, the more severe the danger.
Exceptionally damp homes and offices can be vulnerable to mold invasions even if no water damage has happened. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an skillful opinion immediately.
If you want to eradicate mold, the setting where it prospers must first be eliminated. Water sources have to be dealt with, and any residual moisture must be carefully dried out. Only then can mold removal and remediation start.
Whether a dripping roof, burst pipe, or other opening, it isn’t enough to stem the tide. Moisture can soak hidden sections of your home. Without proper cleanup methods, mold will keep coming back to these areas.
Contact Paul Davis today if you suspect your home has black mold. We safely test and confirm the presence of black mold before removal. Depend on our contractors to remove black mold effectively. Keep your family safe, request an inspection for black mold today.