Mold of any kind is not a great thing to have in your home. It can cause respiratory problems and can make individuals feel sick much of the time. Although there is always a small amount of mold floating around in the air and sitting on every object, it is the Mold forms due to wet surfaces in your home being left damp for long periods of time. Mold often forms due to leaks or unaddressed flooding. Black mold is a type of mold that is even more hazardous and important to deal with. Luckily, we at Liberty Restoration provide black mold removal services. Continue reading to learn more about black mold and how our services here at Liberty Restoration can be helpful to you.
What Is Black Mold?
Black mold, otherwise known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is a type of mold that is almost always found within houses or buildings and rarely in the wild. It is most often found in wet or damp construction mediums that have generous levels of cellulose in them such as drywall and wallpaper. Black mold is an especially dangerous form of mold as it can cause illnesses due to the mycotoxins that it contains. Black mold can cause health issues including nosebleeds, headaches, memory loss, body pains, rashes, eye irratation, and chronic coughing or sneezing. If you discover black mold in your home, you need to get it removed as soon as possible.
How To Prevent Black Mold Growth
The best way to prevent S. chartarum growth inside your home or property is to keep your home as dry as possible. Keep an eye on water sources in order to avoid leakage or flooding, including your sinks, refrigerator, toilet, washer, water heater, etc. Also watch out indicators of water damage, including dark spots on your walls or ceiling, cracking or bubbling drywall/paint, sounds of water, increased utility bills, puddles, or a moldy/musty smell. Water damage can be caused by leaks in the roof or doors or windows that are not completely sealed. Despite your efforts, mold may still show up unexpectedly. If that happens it is important to get it removed as quickly as possible.
Black Mold Removal Tips
Due to the toxicity of black mold it is extremely important to be careful when removing it. We recommend contacting the professionals when it comes to black mold removal. While it is possible that there could be several different types of mold that could appear in your home, it all should be treated as hazardous and should be removed immediately. Find the source of water that is causing the mold and clean up the water and fix the source. Make sure that you are wearing protective clothing, a respirator, safety googles, and rubber gloves if you are going to go near the mold. Reach out to us at Liberty Restoration for professional mold removal services.
Do You Need Black Mold Removal Services?
We at Liberty Restoration have the tools and experience to safely and effectively remove black mold from the inside of your home or business. If you have discovered a patch (or entire wall) of black mold in your home or building and are living in the Salt Lake City, UT area, we urge you to reach out to us as soon as possible. Our professional mold remediation team will be extra careful and work hard to get your home back to normal or your building back in business as soon as possible.