What is Black Mold?

Count on Paul Davis Restoration of South Orange County to fight the black mold in your house

No homeowner wants black mold, but what is it? Also called Stachybotrys, black mold likes to grow in moist areas and is most commonly found around condensation or near untreated puddles inside. Spores come into your house via doors, other openings or brought in on shoes and clothing. While most fungus around your house aren’t dangerous, black mold causes health problems with years of exposure.

Signs of Black Mold Exposure

Black mold is a poisonous fungus with airborne toxins. The most common symptoms include chronic sneezing, eye, nose and throat irritation as well as skin rashes. In addition, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning. Nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose are seen in the most severe cases of long term exposure.

Information about Mold

Mold quickly spread across walls, floors and ceilings. Whenever your home suffers water damage, you should have a professional check the walls for mold infestations. They can go ignored for weeks, and then appear essentially overnight.

Once mold produces colonies in your living space, it immediately grows and releases toxins that make life difficult for occcupants:

  • Mold releases a pungent, musty odor that prevents rooms from smelling fresh.
  • Mold causes serious problems for allergy-sensitive people, as well as those with asthma, causing a physical reaction.
  • A black mold infestation can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and trouble breathing.
  • Mold toxins can trigger long-lasting inflammation and constant cold-like symptoms.
  • People with compromised immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
  • In rare cases, mold toxins can cause neurological concerns or even death.
  • The more prolonged the exposure, the more severe the danger.

Unusually damp homes and offices can be vulnerable to mold invasions even if no water damage has occurred. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an skillful opinion right away.

Our team can handle the mold in your South Orange County home

To get rid of mold, the atmosphere where it flourishes must first be eliminated. Water sources have to be dealt with, and any remaining moisture must be carefully dried out. Only then can mold elimination and remediation start.

Whether a dripping roof, burst pipe, or other opening, it isn’t enough to curtail the tide. Moisture can drench out-of-sight portions of your home. Without proper cleanup procedures, mold will keep coming back to these spots.

Call Paul Davis now if you suspect your home has black mold. We safely inspect and confirm the presence of black mold before treatment. Depend on our specialists to remove black mold quickly. Don’t risk your health, schedule an inspection for black mold now.

Our Trusted Partners

For Home Inspections:
Bill Parker
Building Inspection Services
(949) 233-1960
For Mold Inspections and Water Intrusion Detection:
Miguel Fernandez
Orange County Mold Detection
(949) 254-0884
For Carpet, Hardwood, and Upholstery Cleaning:
Eric Bollman
(949) 387-2222
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