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Brock certainly isn’t the wettest or the driest place in Texas, but that doesn’t mean that there aren’t circumstance when flooding can occur. Maybe there’s a flash flood, causing a canal to overflow. More likely there’s a constant leak in the attic every time it rains, or a burst pipe that floods the kitchen and seeps into the underlying floorboards. The humidity levels we experience in Brock certainly don’t help the issue if you’re trying to prevent mold from growing.

Any water that sticks around for long is going to create the perfect environment for toxic mold. Sometimes called black mold, or, more technically, Stachybotrys chartarum, black mold can get into a home or business and cause a myriad of health problems. Some people show no symptoms, while many will suffer from watery eyes, wheezing, rashes, sneezing, and coughing when in a building that has black mold. Even worse, black mold can cause problems that most people would never expect, such as memory loss, confusion, and depression.

With so many negative effects, having a mold specialist inspect your house is something you don’t want to put off.

How Mold Gets Started

There are over 100,000 different types of mold in the world.  Black mold is certainly one of them, but this variety is one of the only types of mold that gets any press attention.  Everyone reacts differently to molds weather they are a toxic variety or an allergenic variety.  If you are sensitive to molds, you can have negative health reactions to allergenic molds as well as mycotoxin producing molds.  There is no such thing as a “good” type of mold vs. a “bad” type of mold.

If you have a mold amplification in your home or business, it should be addressed regardless of what type of mold it is.  Aside from it being a potential health risk, it’s also a structural issue.  The longer the mold is left to grow and amplify it will continue to degrade the structural materials it is present on/consuming.  Mold only needs a moisture source and something organic to eat.  This includes wood and cellulose in a home or commercial structure.  Cellulose is everywhere in buildings. It’s in the backing of drywall and the 2’ by 4’s used to frame nearly every building around. Mold is often hard to see because it can hide behind walls, under cabinetry, hide in crawlspaces that have gotten wet, but the mycotoxins Mold can produce can move through the entire structure thanks to HVAC systems.

Culley Can Handle Your Mold Testing In Brock!

You don’t want to put off mold testing and removal, because the problem will only get worse. If you haven’t been feeling your best lately, maybe mold is the problem. Contact Culley Enviro for a mold inspection to see if black mold is harming your health.