Call Paul Davis: Protect Your Family from Black Mold
Every homeowner fears black mold, but do you know why? Black mold (also known as Stachybotrys) likes to grow in moist areas and is usually found in areas where condensation has collected or near untreated puddles inside. These spores enter the home by doors, other entrances or brought in on shoes and clothing. While most fungus found in your home are nothing to worry about, black mold leads to health problems with years of exposure.
What are the Health Risks?
The spores black mold releases are the major cause behind black mold poisoning. The most common symptoms include chronic coughing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat as well as skin rashes. Additionally, 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.
More about Mold
Black mold grows quickly, so you should never delay calling a professional to inspect for mold infestation. They can go ignored for weeks, and then appear virtually overnight.
Once mold produces colonies in your property, it quickly breeds and discharges toxins that make life miserable for inhabitants:
- Mold releases a pungent, mildewed odor that prevents rooms from smelling fresh.
- Mold wreaks havoc on 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 activate chronic inflammation and continuous cold-like symptoms.
- Individuals with weakened immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
- In rare cases, mold toxins can cause neurological issues or even death.
- The more extended the exposure, the greater the danger.
Exceptionally humid homes and offices can be vulnerable to mold infestations even if no water damage has happened. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an expert opinion right away.
To get rid of mold, the setting where it thrives must first be removed. 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 leaky roof, burst pipe, or other opening, it isn’t enough to stem the tide. Moisture can saturate out-of-sight sections of your home. Without proper cleanup procedures, mold will keep coming back to these areas.
Contact Paul Davis now if your home is infested with black mold. We safely test and confirm the existence of black mold before starting treatment. Depend on our contractors to remove black mold quickly. Don’t risk your health, call for an inspection for black mold now.