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Call Paul Davis: Protect Your Family from Black Mold

Every homeowner dreads black mold, but do you know why? Also called Stachybotrys, black mold grows in wet spots and is usually seen around condensation or pools or standing water inside. These spores come into your house via windows, small entrances or brought in on personal items and clothing. While most fungus found in your house are nothing to worry about, this species causes illness if left untreated.

What are the Health Risks?

The spores black mold releases are the main culprit behind black mold poisoning. Symptoms include chronic coughing, eye, nose and throat irritation and rashes. In addition, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning. Nausea, vomiting and bleeding in the lungs and nose occur in the most serious cases of long term exposure.

Information about Mold

Mold doesn’t take long to permeate walls, floors and ceilings. Whenever your home experiences water damage, you should have a Paul Davis technician check the walls for mold infestations. They can go ignored for weeks, and then appear essentially overnight.

Once mold creates colonies in your property, it immediately breeds and discharges toxins that make life miserable for residents:

  • Mold releases a strong, mildewed scent that stops rooms from smelling clean.
  • Mold causes problems for allergy-sensitive people, as well as those with asthma, causing a physical reaction.
  • A black mold infestation can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.
  • Mold toxins can cause chronic inflammation and constant cold-like symptoms.
  • Individuals with weakened immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
  • In rare instances, mold toxins can cause neurological problems or even death.
  • The more extended the exposure, the more severe the danger.

Unusually humid homes and offices can be vulnerable to mold invasions even if no water damage has occurred. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an expert opinion right away.

If you want to eradicate mold, the atmosphere where it prospers must first be removed. 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 soak hidden portions of your home. Without proper cleanup methods, mold will keep coming back to these areas.

If you are worried that your house may contain black mold, reach out to Paul Davis today. Our team inspects for presence of black mold before remediation. You can rely on our specialists to eliminate black mold quickly. Don’t risk your health, request an inspection for black mold today.

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