What Is Black Mold?

Just because a mold looks black in color, does not mean it is actually black mold. Black mold can come in a variety of colors such as dark green and grey. Mold has to be assessed by a enviornmental specialist to determine if it is truly black mold, scientific name Stachybotrys. SERVPRO has the proper protective gear, equipment, and cleaning products to properly treat black mold. All types of mold should be removed solely by a professional. It is a myth that bleach alone can kill mold. Do not risk it by trying to remove mold on your own. Call SERVPRO if you suspect mold in your home or business.

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How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Cookeville / Carthage / Smithville / Woodbury immediately. 

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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