You’ve probably heard before that black mold is one of the most dangerous types of mold. Yet, you are unsure whether you have black mold at home and whether it is making you sick.
At Zona Restoration, we help you understand what black mold from water damage is and how it can affect your health. With years of experience in restoration projects related to flood and other water damage, we are proud to empower our customers to look after their health and belongings.
How do I know if I have black mold?
This is an important question to ask. Indeed, despite its obvious description, the black mold fungus — Stachybotrys Chartarum — can be hard to spot. Indeed, black mold spores thrive in dark and damp places after excessive water exposure.
It can grow inside a wall or underneath appliances, making it difficult to see. In other words, black mold could grow in your home without giving you a chance to notice it.
But there are some distinctive signs that can’t be missed:
- Black mold has a specific mildew and musty smell
- If you manage to catch sight of it, it is dark green rather than black.
You do not need to identify the type of mold in your home to request our mold remediation services.
How is water damage mold dangerous?
All exposure to mold, regardless of the type of mold, can be deemed harmful to your health if you are vulnerable to respiratory problems. Individuals with a weakened immune system or those prone to asthma and allergic reactions are more likely to be affected by mold spores.
Excessive exposure to mold spores can lead to ill health in most individuals and mold poisoning. It can lead to nosebleeds, headaches, memory loss, body pains, and changes in mood.
Some of the most common symptoms related to mold sensitivity you can expect to see during or after mild mold exposure include:
- dry cough
- runny nose
- sore throat
- watery eyes
- skin rashes
Severe reactions can also appear for those with pre-existing respiratory weaknesses, such as:
- long-lasting coughing
- shortness of breath
- weight loss
- Lung and asthma problems
If you notice any of these symptoms, we strongly recommend getting in touch with an expert at Zona Restoration for a professional mold inspection. We can identify where the mold is coming from and remove all hazardous material and spores safely.
There is no medical evidence that black mold can cause lung disease or cancer in healthy individuals.
Trust a restoration expert to get rid of toxic black mold
Zona Restoration is committed to offering 24/7 emergency service in the Phoenix Valley Area. So we are here for you anytime, day or night.
We provide a free damage repair cost estimate, including mold removal and remediation. We make your health our utmost priority. That’s why our team of experts is specifically trained to protect the integrity of your home while eliminating mold hazards for good.
We act fast to protect your home or your business from mold infestation after water damage. Get in touch now to find out more about our services: (480) 656-3999.