If you’ve looked into mold remediation for your home or business, you’ve probably heard the term “black mold.” But what is it about black mold that makes it worse than other mold and mildew infestations? Black mold can be harmful to you, your home, your family, or your customers, so hiring mold removal services as soon as possible is an essential health and safety protocol.
What is Black Mold?
Although there are several varieties of harmless black-colored mold species, the dreaded “black mold” label typically refers to the toxic fungus Stachybotrys chartarum. Stachybotrys releases spores into the air that can be harmful to humans and pets. It grows in damp, warm areas of the home such as crawl spaces and basements. Professional black mold treatment is necessary for black mold growth because of its toxicity and potential for future regrowth.
Black Mold Health Hazards
Black mold can be responsible for an array of health problems and allergic reactions. Black mold exposure symptoms can include headaches, fatigue, sneezing, coughing, a runny or stuffy nose, itchy eyes, rashes, sore throat, and wheezing. In more extreme cases, black mold exposure can result in nausea, vomiting, and bleeding. If you start to exhibit these symptoms and suspect you have been exposed to mold in your home or business, your doctor can provide a mold allergy or mold exposure test. Although any mold growth should be treated immediately, immune responses vary, and immunocompromised individuals are generally most at risk. Toxic black mold removal is vital for the health and safety of all who live or work in a mold-ravaged home or business.
Black Mold Control
When you suspect mold is growing in your home, you must call a professional mold removal service like MasterTech to ensure safe and knowledgeable mold removal. A mold specialist will come to your home and conduct thorough mold inspections of the air and surfaces, after which MasterTech will conduct a black mold remediation process tailored to the specifications and needs of your residence or business. Cleaning black mold- or cleaning mold in general, for that matter- is a dangerous process that should only be carried out by certified mold remediation companies like MasterTech. And as Ocean and Monmouth Counties’ most trusted mold clean up specialist, MasterTech is here to handle even the toughest mold problems to keep you safe!