Mold will grow wherever there is moisture. This is true whether it is black mold or any other type of mold. Mold can be hazardous to your health by causing or exacerbating respiratory problems such as allergies and asthma.
The risk to our health is one of the primary reasons to remove black mold, but it can also be unsightly and cause damage to building structures and personal belongings. Mold that is left untreated on wood can cause structural problems for the property in addition to degrading the air quality.
What to do if you see black mold
If you find black mold in your home or office, do not attempt to remove it yourself. It can be extremely dangerous and requires protective equipment and proper procedures to remove the mold. Quarantine the area and keep people and pets away from the black mold.
Next, you will want to call mold removal and remediation professionals to your home to take care of the black mold. The professionals will come equipped to properly remove and dispose of the mold so that it is not a health hazard to your or your family.
Identifying the source of the moisture is also important. The mold could return if the moisture source remains. Whether it was from a rainstorm or a leaky pipe, it is important to cut off the source of the moisture so that the mold is unable to find a stronghold within your home or office. Mold spores will not have a place to settle without a source of moisture.
The mold and remediation professionals will begin the process of removing and cleaning the black mold from surfaces. Because mold can also grow in cracks and crevices, an assessment will determine the extent of the black mold growth. Cleaning and sanitizing these areas will be an important part of this process.
Once the source of the moisture and the black mold has been removed and the area has been cleaned and dried, we can treat the area to prevent mold from returning. Mold prevention treatments can be a valuable method for preventing the re-growth of mold.