Black mold – it sounds ominous right? The substance is commonly recognized by its darker growth, often with a slimy feel to it. When the mold is tested to determine which type of growth it is, Stachybotrys chartarum is frequently identified. This species of mold is a slow-growing but dangerous mold typically associated with water damage. It is highly recommended to seek professional black mold remediation services for your Exeter, NH property.
Black mold can release spores while it feeds on organic materials in everyday household items such as carpet, insulation, drywall, or sub-flooring that have been subjected to moisture (prolonged humidity, flooding, leaking pipes, etc.). During hurricane season this type of mold can thrive. Even if your home was untouched by the heavy rains, being without electricity (air conditioning) to control humidity levels, mold growth is a threat. You need to protect yourself. If your home is showing signs of mold growth you need to engage black mold remediation services.
Mold, like other common allergens, can affect people in different ways. Seek professional medical help for any personal concerns. Generally speaking black mold has been known to cause health issues including, headaches, chronic fatigue, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes and mouth, nose and throat, fever, coughing, sneezing and rashes. With extended contact, or in people who are allergic to mold some symptoms can include nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose. Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, isn’t the only type of mold that can produce allergens and irritants. Many other types of mold can be found in the same structure. If you believe that you have a mold problem, you should contact a professional as soon as possible. Mold can spread quickly and can be an irritant in so many ways. In addition to potential health issues, it can also cause structural damage to your home as well.
Mold spores thrive in moist and humid environments. If your home has been affected by moisture whether it be by way of a natural disaster; flood, hurricane, or thunderstorm; by a roof leak or frozen or broken pipe; or even if your home is exposed to high indoor humidity, mold growth can occur. Since mold spores are microscopic and can be carried through the air, they can enter your home via normal entrances like doors and windows; they can also travel through AC/heating systems or be brought in on your clothing or on a pet. Understand that some level of mold is everywhere; that is unavoidable. It is the excessive growth or levels that make is concerning.
If you suspect that your home is infested with mold, you need to contact a professional. Mold can be detected in a few ways. It produces a recognizable musty odor and appears in slimy, black spots on walls or floors. You can also seek mold testing services. It’s best not to try to remove the mold yourself. Hire a black mold remediation specialist. For nearly 30 years, Exeter, NH residents have chosen Soil-Away Cleaning and Restoration Services. They are highly-skilled professionals who can safely and efficiently deal with your mold issues. Soil-Away is an IICRC master-certified firm, available 24/7. Call (603) 641-6555 to schedule an appointment.
Written by E. Aceves