Black Mold 101

March 18, 2017

What You Need to Know About Black Mold

Southeast Restoration Group specializes in identifying and eliminating black mold. Learning how to identify and understanding the dangers of black mold are important and can save your family from serious health problems.

What is Black Mold?

Also called “toxic black mold,” it is often found in areas exposed to excessive moisture content, such as basements and crawlspaces. There are two species of black mold called Stachybotys chartarum and Stachybotrys chloroalonata. They appear due to water damage to building materials and create poor air quality in homes and businesses. Black mold is known as the most dangerous fungi found in businesses and homes. Any mold found should be treated with respect, and you should contact your insurance agent or a company that specializes in black mold mitigation.

Black mold in walls between structure

Black mold on ceiling

Is Black Mold Dangerous?

Exposure to black mold can create a number of health problems:

  • Respiratory issues
  • Contact allergies
  • Chronic sneezing and coughing
  • Conjunctivitis
  • Asthma symptoms
  • Nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the respiratory system

If an area of black mold is discovered larger than eight square feet, professional assistance is recommended. Southeast Restoration Group is certified and has teams ready to go 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you need assistance, call 770.345.3500 today.

 

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