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With 100,000 different molds identified so far across the globe, most species are harmless. The stuff you find growing on forgotten tomatoes or stale bread isn’t something you have to worry about much.

Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold or toxic mold, is one of the dangerous ones and certainly one that you don’t want in your home. Black mold can be more than a nuisance…it can cause serious health concerns. The most common symptoms of black mold sickness include runny nose, sneezing, coughing, and itchy eyes. Exposure can also cause mental problems, such as headaches, confusion, anxiety, and even memory loss.

What’s Makes Mold Grow?

Black mold loves moisture, and once it gets started it’s incredibly difficult to stop. That’s because it’s constantly sending out fresh spores in the air, which can land in the carpet and remain dormant until a fresh water source comes along. Once those spores find water, you suddenly have twice as many mold sources to deal with. While we might not see much rain here in Aledo, most any water-saturated area of a building can cause black mold to thrive. Other areas of Texas might have to worry about floodwaters from hurricanes, but a leaky pipe keeping a wall wet is all black mold needs to thrive. Black mold will grow on anything that contains cellulose, which unfortunately includes the wood framing and drywall found in most houses and buildings.

Mold testing is an excellent way to find mold colonies that might be hiding the walls; sometimes mold is easy to find, other times not so much. If you think you have mold, you can go searching for it in damp, dark areas of a home. Look for a greenish-black mold (it may appear either moist or dusty) and it smells like dirt or rotting leaves.

Contact Us For Aledo Mold Inspection!

If you’re suffering from any of the medical problems mentioned above and still don’t see obvious signs of mold, it’s important to get professional mold testing done immediately to see whether or not you need mold removal. Contact Culley Enviro when you need mold inspection in Aledo!