What To Do If You Suspect Black Mold
There are thousands of different types of mold, and you could find any one of these growing in your home. While all types of mold spores can cause irritation and physical symptoms, there is one type that can really be a hazard to your health and the health of your family. Of course, we’re talking about black mold, and there are special steps you should take if you suspect black mold may be growing in your basement or any part of the home.
Black mold isn’t always black, and it can be grey, green, or almost mottled in appearance. Because of this, black mold isn’t always easily determined to be black mold by the naked eye, but feeling the symptoms of black mold exposure can be a telltale sign. Where black mold does differ in appearance to other molds is that it appears slimy or moist, so if you see a mold with this texture in your home it’s best to stay away!
Black mold spores can be damaging to your respiratory, circulatory, and nervous systems, and it can even cause serious hospitalizations in people with suppressed immune systems, heart conditions, or respiratory conditions like asthma. Because of this, suspected black mold should never be taken care of or touched by a person who is not a professional in mold remediation, and it’s best to call in a mold removal service to test and remove your mold if there is any inclination that it could be this type.
Attempting to remove black mold yourself can further spread the mold around your home, and release spores into the air that can get you extremely sick if you’re not fully prepared. Only professional mold remediators know the proper preparations to take to keep black mold from spreading or from becoming exposed themselves.
Our professional mold remediation services at AA Action Waterproofing can help you to get rid of your black mold in a safe and effective way. Through mold testing and proper remediation methods, we can ensure your home is left healthy, safe, and free from mold black or otherwise. If you suspect black mold may be a problem in your home, call us today at AA Action Waterproofing to get started!