What Is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys Chartarum

Mold can be dangerous, especially black mold, or stachybotrys chartarum. That's why SERVPRO of Stone Oak advises you to pay extra attention to your bathrooms, basements, attics, vents and air conditioning units. The moisture and darkness in these areas can promote the growth and reproduction of mold. 

Our mold restoration technicians and specialists are available 24/7 for emergency mold remediation services. To help prevent black mold infestations make sure to clean up any excess water or moisture routinely, throw away any items that might have water damage and keep an eye out for any suspicious discoloration or appearances on your walls. 

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

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 SERVPRO of Stone Oak immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (210) 858-9696

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, 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 that odor 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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