Black Mold is a Common Side Effect of Water Damage
When you are first faced with a water disaster in your home, you don’t often think about issues that go beyond damage to the building and your possessions. However, moisture can quickly cause the growth of black mold, and even an unnoticed pipe leak can cause health concerns at a later date.
What is Black Mold?
There are many different kinds of mold that can thrive in the home where moisture condenses in cellulose-rich materials like wood, carpet, and sheetrock. The two most infamous varieties of mold are often referred to as “black mold“– Stachybotrys chartarum, and Stachybotrys chlorohalonata.
It’s easy to understand why these organisms are called “black mold” when you attempt to pronounce their scientific names. Whatever you call it, black mold can lead to a variety of health issues that should be avoided at all costs.
How Can Black Mold Affect My Health?
Exposure to mold can have wide ranging affects on the human body, but some people are definitely more susceptible to the effects than others. Much will depend on the length of time a person is exposed and the number of spores inhaled or ingested, but common symptoms include sinus irritation, sneezing, sore throat, respiratory infections, and chronic coughing.
Exposure to black mold has also been linked to more serious health problems, so if you’ve had a flood or are concerned that mold has taken hold in your home then you should give us a call as soon as possible.
Mold also damages building materials, goods, and furnishings when it grows on their surfaces. This kind of mold growth can undermine a building’s structural integrity, which even further underscores the need for black mold removal.
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Our Black Mold Removal Specialists will Ensure a Healthy Home Environment
Removing black mold isn’t necessarily difficult, but it can be tedious and time consuming. Fortunately, most flood situations don’t necessitate black mold removal, but a thorough investigation for black mold can only happen with via an on-site inspection.
If you suspect that you need black mold removal, give us a call at (888) 765-4138, or fill out our online form, and we will set up an inspection of your home.
If you’ve had a flood, the professionals at JRCC will take every precaution when restoring your home so that black mold doesn’t have a chance to develop. Our goal is to bring your home back to its pre-flood condition, so that every breath you take is free from mold and other allergens.