Black mold isn’t just unseemly and pricey to remove – it’s dangerous. It can cause a wide variety of symptoms and health effects, some of which can even be life-threatening.
Known officially as stachybotrys chartarum, black mold is a type of fungus that often grows underneath floors and carpets or inside walls. It spreads via spores, which are harmful when inhaled by humans. Side effects of inhaling black mold include but are not limited to:
Although some of these symptoms might not have anything to do with mold spore inhalation, it’s always smart to err on the side of caution when it comes to your family’s health. If you’ve experienced recent water damage or parts of your home are moist and warm, then it’s probably a good idea to have a mold remediation expert perform a mold inspection and take a look.
You might be surprised by how frequently mold spreads inside homes. Spores can be carried in by humans and their pets, and if there’s even a tiny bit of moisture, it can thrive. That’s why it’s so important to tackle water damage as soon as it occurs. Don’t give mold a chance to invade your home and compromise your family’s health.
If you’re hoping to prevent mold from infiltrating your home, try to keep humidity levels low. Use a humidifier if you need to and turn on fans to help with ventilation. You may also want to replace old carpets and rugs that are near the bathroom and kitchen to decrease the risk of moldy, wet environments.
Not all kinds of mold are as dangerous as black mold, so don’t panic at the first sight of fungus in your home. Instead, call the mold remediation experts at Restoration 1 of McDonough. These team members are highly trained to spot and identify different kinds of mold, as well as remove the fungus. They’ll disinfect the area afterward to prevent mold from returning in the future.
Restoration 1 of McDonough can also help clean up your home after water damage, therefore killing two birds with one stone by restoring the home to its original state and preventing mold growth in the future.
To learn more about how Restoration 1 of McDonough can help with mold removal and water damage restoration, call (770) 468-0400 to speak with an expert. We’re standing by 24/7 to tackle your biggest disasters.
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