What Is Black Mold?

Black Mold at First Glance

So you noticed mold in your home and your first thought was "is that black mold?" That is more common than you'd expect. Most mold types have a black tint to them, but Stachybotrys Chartarum or "Black Mold" is not very common. 

Mold exists virtually everywhere, just doesn't grow/spread unless under the perfect environment. Most mold types need an abundance of moisture, food and humidity—this is why it's found in bathrooms, around windows and doors. 

If you've developed a concern, it's never to late to call SERVPRO of Big Bear/Lake Arrowhead/NE Rancho Cucamonga. Take a moment to read through our tips when experiencing mold damage. 

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 Big Bear / Lake Arrowhead / NE Rancho Cucamonga immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (909) 878-0302

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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