One of the most common types of mold to grow indoors is black mold. Black mold can be especially dangerous when spores are inhaled. We can take back your space. Mold is also one of our specialties. Call today for a quote.
What is Black Mold?
Stachybotrys Chartarum, known as “black mold,” is a mold that’s often black in color (but it can be green-ish or gray as well) and can grow in homes in humid or damp areas. The mold also feeds on organic materials in common household materials like drywall, carpet, insulation or sub-flooring that have been exposed to moisture. As the mold proliferates, it can release toxic substances. Mold can harm the lungs. It is these that cause health problems. The CDC explains it this way: “The term ‘toxic mold’ is not accurate. While certain molds are toxigenic, meaning they can also produce toxins (specifically mycotoxins), the molds themselves are not toxic, or poisonous.” Call if you have questions. Mold can be gotten rid of.
Symptoms of exposure to black mold are similar to symptoms that can occur with exposure to many types of mold. Most commonly, these symptoms include coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, and irritated throat and nasal passages. Exposure to black mold has also been reported to cause chronic fatigue, headaches, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting. Those with allergies to mold are of course more likely to be affected by mold exposure. As is usually the case, children, the elderly, and those with weakened immune systems are at greater risk of experiencing adverse reactions to mold. Black mold exposure may also cause asthma in children who live in an infested environment and can cause pneumonia in older, susceptible individuals. Fungal infections can also occur upon exposure to mold. We are here to help.
Mold Inspection Miami
If you need your home remediated of mold, don’t hesitate to call Laser Restoration. We are experts in transforming your space and removing damage professionally. Call today.