The Presence of Black Mold in Your Home or Business is Dangerous
Black Mold is among the most dangerous molds found in Florida. There are thousands of different kinds of mold. Toxic black mold, or Stachybotrys Chartarum as it’s known scientifically is considered a dangerous health hazard. Toxic black mold like all molds produces spores. However, spores produced by black molds, if ingested or inhaled, can be the cause of numerous and sometimes dangerous health issues. With over 30 years of experience, Mr. Dry Services; a locally owned and operated business, stands ready to remedy you mold problem.
Among those health concerns are some that carry long term effects such as breathing problems, asthma and severe headaches. Respiratory problems caused by black molds have any number of symptoms like chronic coughing and sneezing, eye irritation, rashes, fatigue, and issues with the mucus membranes of the nose and throat. Depending on the health and age of a person exposed to black mold, those with existing respiratory conditions or susceptibility to allergies, the effects can be much more pronounced and lead to severe nausea, vomiting and bleeding of the lungs and nose. Pregnant women should never be exposed to the presence of mold.
What to do if You Suspect You Have Mold in Your Home
Mold doesn’t always have to be visible to be present in your home. One of the most obvious signs of mold infestation is a strong musty smell. In other cases, you may be able to see the mold growing on walls, exposed drywall, carpeting, sub-flooring or insulation. Mold needs an environment rich in moisture to grow. For this reason, laundry rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and crawl spaces are strong potential breeding grounds for mold as well as a leaking roof or cracked pipes. If your home has experienced a recent weather event that allowed water to enter the home, it’s likely that this has contributed to a mold problem.
If you are already aware of a musty mold smell in your home or you can see it growing, you should take immediate action. At this point having tests run or an inspection is unnecessary. Any mold, especially black mold should be dealt with as soon as you detect the problem. Getting rid of the mold or Mold Remediation is just the first step in the process. Steps also need to be taken to insure the mold doesn’t return. This is called Mold Abatement.
The Best Approach is Always to Have any Mold Problem Addressed Immediately
The fact is, any mold in your home is something you should be concerned with and deal with immediately. Regardless of whether the mold is Black Mold, or ANY other type of mold, GET RID OF THE MOLD immediately. Depending on the severity of the problem, people do try and deal with mold removal on their own. There are plenty of places offering free advice on the internet. The concern that we have as a professional Mold Remediation company is that often DIY efforts don’t remediate the problem and more importantly, they don’t abate the problem to prevent mold from returning. It’s not unusual for us to help a client who has tried themselves to alleviate the problem only to have it return. On our inspection we detect mold that was never initially addressed and had remained hidden. Our best advice is that if you suspect you have a mold problem contact a professional mold remediation company. The professionals at Mr Dry Services stand ready to help you resolve your problem and eliminate it for good. Call or contact us on line today.