What Is Black Mold?

Black Mold Experts

You have probably heard of black mold and the dangers surrounding it. But there is a lot more to know about black mold than what you might have already heard.

There are several different types of black mold, but there is only one that is usually sensationalized as hazardous. Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold that is most often called "toxic mold." This type of black mold is common and can actually be green or black in color.

Sometimes, it can produce mycotoxins, which can be dangerous if ingested, and potentially hazardous to those who have asthma or other health conditions or sensitivities.

SERVPRO of Midwest City can help you remediate the black mold in your home or business, and get you back to normal as quickly as possible. Give us a call if you notice black mold!

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 Midwest City immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (405) 726-1955

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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