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What to Know about Black Mold

11/8/2018 (Permalink)

If you own your own home, it's important to know how to recognize and address black mold. This toxic fungus can compromise your health and negatively impact the property value of your home. Below, the specialists at SERVPRO of SW Monroe County, a Rochester, NY, carpet cleaning company that offers water extraction and mold remediation services, list four things you need to know about black mold:

  • Identifiable By Its Color: Most other molds tend to be green or gray. As its name suggests, black mold is black in color and is toxic, requiring mold remediation.
  • Grows In Areas That Are Warm, Humid, & Damp: If you have a basement or a crawlspace with a leak or some other source of moisture, it's advisable to check to see if black mold has made an appearance.
  • Causes Health Problems: If black mold spores are inhaled, symptoms such as chronic fatigue, headaches, fever, eye irritation, sneezing, rashes, and coughing can result. Chronic exposure may cause nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose. That is why it is imperative if you have a mold colony, to hire mold remediation services as soon as possible.
  • Treating Mold Growth Requires Certain Precautions: To treat mold growth, a respirator or mask designed for working with mold spores must be worn to prevent spore inhalation. Arms and legs also need to be covered to prevent allergic reactions.

Serving Rochester, NY, since 1967, SERVPRO of SW Monroe County offers the water extraction and mold remediation services you need if your home is infested with black mold. This mitigation and remediation company offers 24-hour emergency service and a team of technicians with the expertise to handle mold remediation safely and efficiently. Learn more by calling (585) 723-1990 or visit SERVPRO of NW Monroe County online.

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