So What is Black Mold?
The term “Black Mold” that strikes fear and distress in every home owner or “allergically challenged” person, is nothing but a nickname that came into being simply because it looks black. Many types of mold look, to the naked eye, as if its black, when in fact it could be very dark green or gray. Black Mold or Toxic Mold are the common names for Stachybotrys, the most toxic mold out there. It grows in dark moist areas and feeds of any organic material, mainly wood or dust buildup indoors. There are more then 50 species of Stachybotrys but the most toxic is chlorohalonata, with names like these, no wonder people started just calling it like it is, its black, and its mold, Black Mold!
How Does Toxic Mold Affect Us?
When any kind of mold start to colonize, you will see the familiar dots starting to appear, each one of those is a colony trying to survive, fighting for limited resources and bound to a stationery position. In the Mold world, fighting is to bombard the competing colonies with toxic material, basically Chemical Warfare! Those chemicals are what’s so devastating to our indoor health, inhaling these toxins could harm us over time and will trigger a floury of symptoms or allergic reactions.
How To Safely Remove Black Mold
A lot of people ask me, how do I remove Black Mold? Well, the answer is you don’t! In most cases, Black Mold is very hard to remove without harming yourself and those around you! The better way is to call a professional that can remove mold safely and without cross contaminating your environment.
Where Does Black Mold Grows?
Indoors you can find Black Mold in different areas. If you had a leak and water got into the walls, chances are you have mold growing in the walls if you didn’t fix the water damage immediately. Another common area is the HVAC system and air ducts. Over time, if Air Duct Cleaning is not preformed, buildup will occur. Indoor dust buildup is composed mainly of dead skin cells, combine that organic material with moisture from the cooling coil and you can have an oasis of the perfect environment for mold growth. Follow the moisture and you will find the mold!