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Call Paul Davis: Do You Know Black Mold?


Every homeowner fears black mold, but do you know why? Also called Stachybotrys, black mold grows in moist spots and is often found around condensation or pools or standing water inside. These spores come into your home via windows, small openings or tracked on shoes and clothing. Although most fungus around your home aren’t dangerous, this species causes health issues if ignored.

How Black Mold affects Health

Black mold is a poisonous species of fungus that releases airborne toxins. The most common symptoms include chronic coughing, eye, nose and throat irritation and rashes. Other symptoms include chronic fatigue and persistent headaches. Nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose are seen in the most serious cases of long term exposure.

Information about Mold

Black mold grows quickly, so you should never delay calling a professional to inspect for mold growth. They can go ignored for weeks, and then appear essentially overnight.

Once mold creates colonies in your property, it quickly grows and releases toxins that make life difficult for inhabitants:

  • Mold emanates a pungent, musty scent that stops rooms from smelling fresh.
  • Mold causes serious problems for allergy-sensitive individuals, as well as those with asthma, causing a physical reaction.
  • Mold can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.
  • Mold toxins can activate chronic inflammation and ongoing cold-like symptoms.
  • People with compromised immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
  • In rare cases, mold toxins can cause neurological issues or even death.
  • The more prolonged the exposure, the more severe the danger.

Exceptionally humid homes and offices can be subject to mold invasions even if no water damage has happened. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an expert opinion immediately.

To get rid of mold, the atmosphere where it prospers must first be eliminated. Water sources have to be handled, and any residual moisture must be efficiently dried out. Only then can mold removal and remediation start.

Whether a leaky roof, burst pipe, or other opening, it isn’t enough to stem the tide. Moisture can saturate out-of-sight areas of your home. Without proper cleanup procedures, mold will keep coming back to these spots.

Contact Paul Davis now if you think your home has black mold. We safely test and confirm the presence of black mold before treatment. Depend on our professionals to remove black mold quickly. Don’t risk your health, schedule an inspection for black mold now.


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