Toxic mold can be harmful not only to your family’s health but also to the survival of your home as a livable space. If not detected early, mold can quickly get out of hand and grow in hard to reach areas, requiring costly home repair and cleanup to get rid of any growth. Additionally, children and people with weak immune systems are especially susceptible to health problems from mold, which could lead to costly medical treatment.
Detecting Toxic Mold
To keep your home safe from unwanted biological growth, keep an eye out for any of the following warning signs:
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Toxic black mold or Stachybotrys is found by certified mold inspectors about 6% of the time in indoor air samples and about 1% of the time in outdoor samples.
According to literature and according to this inspectors experience it grows almost exclusively on very wet cellouse containing materials including paper, carpet backings, ceiling tile, and especially on drywall.
It is the most feared of all molds, due to the numerous news reports, newspaper articles, and magazine articles attributing possible brain damage, infant deaths, expensive property damage and other horrible consequences surrounding its growth in residential settings.
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Mold is a type of tiny living organism from the fungi family. Mold spores thrive on moisture and they spreads rapidly with the presence of moisture. They can grow on any materials and surfaces, in particular on objects made of cellulose.
Recent studies show that most of the homes are having some sort of mold infections due to unknown indoor moisture problems. This leads to the rapid growth of mold in damp areas like bathroom, water-damaged basement, leaking pipes and roofs. Indoor mold growth poses great health threats and should be removed quickly to prevent it from spreading. Thus mold … Read the rest
What Is Black Mold?
Black mold has been causing problems for people for about 10 years. Since mold now plays a major role in our daily lives and reduces our indoor air quality, there should be a simple answer to what it is. Most of the environmental companies are using some big words and phrases that surely do not even exist in dictionaries. Mold removal is somewhat of a science, but one can define mold and its health effects in simpler words in a couple of paragraphs; therefore, you will know what you are seeing when something black and nasty … Read the rest