What Is Black Mold?

There are 12 types of mold in homes. 

Acremonium, Alternaria,Aspergillus, Aureobasidium, Chaetomium, Cladosporium, Fusarium, Mucor, Penicillin, Stachybotrys, Trichoderma, Ulocladium.

Mold can be toxic and dangerous living substance that grows in very specific conditions. Mold typically thrives in damp and dark environments where temperatures range from 60-80 degrees Fahrenheit.

Mold can occur in your home, car, office or any other structure you and your family spend time in.  It is vital to be able to recognize mold and know its potential health side effects and deal with it immediately, whether you're going to live there for many years or you're looking to sell your home in the near future. In many cases, mold growth is so widespread that the average homeowner cannot properly control and eliminate it themselves.  Contact SERVPRO of Plano to mitigate your mold issues. (972) 403-9004.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

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 Plano immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972) 403-9004

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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