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What is Black Mold?

What is Black Mold?

The name “black mold” strikes fear in the heart of any homeowner. Potentially toxic, this unwelcomed fungi affects a number of families and individuals each year. Today, we are exploring the ins-and-outs of black mold, to help you better protect you and your loved ones.

 

What is black mold?

Black mold is one of the most infamous forms mold, as it can grow inside homes, and has the potential to pose a threat to human health.

Black mold thrives off of moisture, which is why it is most often found in homes that are warm, humid, and damp. Basements and crawlspaces are susceptible to mold growth as well.

 

What does black mold look like?

Black mold often appears slimy, and features dark green/black coloration.

Black mold growing on bathroom tiles

What does black mold smell like?

A musty, mildew odor is one of black mold’s most distinct features.

If found in your HVAC ducts, black mold’s odor can be pushed throughout your home.

 

What are symptoms of black mold growth?

Black mold can cause a number of health problems and allergic reactions.

 

Common symptoms include:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Headache
  • Fever
  • Irritation to the eyes, nose, and mucous membranes of the mouth
  • Rashes
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing

 Sick from Black Mold

Sever symptoms include:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Bleeding in the nose and lungs

 

If I find mold growing in my home, how do I test it?

If you believe you have mold growth in your home, calling in a professional service is your best line of defense. Professional mold remediation services have the ability to inspect, test, and create a mold remediation plan best for you.

Do you think you have black mold growing in your home? Call Ace Mold Proof at 615-921-1483 for your free mold inspection and quote today.