What Is Black Mold?

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You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of “black mold” or “toxic mold”. These reports can be alarming and confusing so it’s beneficial to get the facts to better understand mold.
Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants. However, many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb the mold.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing thesemold damage tips.

If You See Signs of Mold,

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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 Green Constructions immediately.

If You See Signs of Mold,
Call Us Today – 203-440-1455

Understanding Mold

Microscopic mold spores exist almost everywhere, outdoors and indoors, making it impossible to remove all mold from a home or business. Some restoration businesses advertise “mold removal” and even guarantee to remove all mold, which is a fallacy.

Consider the following mold facts:
    •    Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
    •    Mold spores are microscopic and 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 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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