Black mold is a specific type of fungus, known as Strachybotrys atra and germinates by dispersing spores in the air. Black mold has a unique mildew or musty odor to it and, as the name indicates, is black in color, making it fairly easy to distinguish from other types of mold. Depending on the extent of contamination and length of time the black mold has been present, it may be toxic potentially causing serious health conditions in humans and animals.
Toxic Black Mold Symptoms:
Toxic black mold spores release poisons, known as “mycotoxins” into the air you breathe. Excessive exposure to mycotoxins from inhaled toxic mold spores is known to cause some of the following health conditions:
Headaches, severe coughing, sneezing, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, urinary tract infections, skin rashes, eye irritation, nose bleeds, sinus infections, fatique, bronchitis, swollen glands, asthma, joint or muscle pain, diarrhea
Causes of Toxic Black Mold:
Black mold is a result of excess moisture caused by one or more of the following circumstances:
• Condensation on or around windows
• Damp or humid spaces. Areas normally include: attics, crawl spaces, bathrooms, kitchens, basements, underneath carpets and wall paper
• Water leaks from pipes or roofs
• Water damage from flooding
Once you have identified the cause or causes of black mold it is important to stop the moisture from reoccurring to prevent it from spreading. Keep all areas dry where mold tends to grow.
Because of its porous nature, drywall is one of the most common areas where black mold spores embed themselves. If black mold is found in your drywall, it should be replaced with mold resistant drywall.
We service towns from Falmouth to Worcester to Boston, Massachusetts and as far north as Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Contact us for Toxic Black Mold Removal quote at 1-877-924-7776. We will schedule an appointment with you to conduct a full mold inspection to identify toxic black mold contamination.