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What Is Black Mold & How Does It Affect Your Health?

9/23/2019 (Permalink)

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Mold loves to grow in dark, moist places like home bathrooms. There are countless species, and black mold—common in homes—is one to be aware of. It can cause health effects. Taking the proper steps to prevent mold and scheduling mold remediation will ensure you address black mold in your home.

Your Guide to Black Mold

What Is It?

Stachybotrys chartarium, better known as black mold, is a toxic species of mold that commonly grows in homes. It produces toxins called mycotoxins. It appears greenish-black and is usually slimy, though it can also be powdery if the colony runs out of water.

What Are the Health Risks?

Black mold can cause health effects. That's why it's important to call in a professional, such as SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St Augustine Beach.

How to Prevent Mold

Luckily, black mold is highly preventable. Start with the bathroom. Make sure that it’s well ventilated with box fans and an open window after a shower. Check sinks, faucets, and other fixtures around your home for leaks, and have mold remediation professional address water damage, especially to carpets where black mold may grow.

If you need assistance getting black mold under control, the mold remediation specialists at SERVPRO of Greater St Augustine / St. Augustine Beach can fulfill your needs. Serving St. Augustine, FL, these professionals handle fire and water damage restoration, carpet cleaning, mold remediation, and more—all of which you can explore on their website. Call (904) 429-4457 to speak with a representative and connect on Facebook for news and updates.

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