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When you start feeling sick, you probably head to the doctor. But, just like when you go to a mechanic and the car refuses to make that weird sound, sometimes the symptoms are gone by the time you get to the doctor’s office. Come to think of it, you’re not feeling bad at the office either, or the grocery store. Your problems might be stemming from the presence of toxic mold in your home, and a mold inspection service can help you start the process of mold remediation.

Stachybotrys chartarum, better known as black mold or toxic mold, isn’t something you want to mess around with. While some people are not allergic to it, many are and have extremely annoying — or even dangerous — reactions such as rashes, watery and itchy eyes, sneezing, and coughing. Breathing problems can also occur, which can be especially bad for those who already have diminished lung capacity. Even worse, black mold can affect the brain with the neurotoxins it releases. Common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, and even depression.

If you think black mold could be causing problems with the health of you or your family, a mold air test should be in your future. The mold specialists at Culley Enviro can make it happen.

How Did I Get Mold?

The most obvious way that people get toxic mold in their home is due to flooding. Hurricanes bring heavy rain, overflowing rivers and canals, and ocean swells that cause the lowest levels of homes and businesses to become flooded. Floodwater can bring in not just the water but also the black mold spores, where they begin to feed on any items containing cellulose. This doesn’t just mean the wood kitchen table or the books made of paper; more commonly, the mold spores start to feed on the wood frame of a house and the paper backing of drywall. Spores can also survive on the organic parts of carpeting.

But it’s not just the water from floods that can cause mold to thrive. Something as simple as a musty basement can encourage mold growth, as can a window left open during a big rain. Leaky pipes or an overflowing sink can also provide the initial water, and the high humidity in the Corinth area can prevent these areas from drying out completely.

Mold tends to do better in dark areas, which means that you might not even see it as it grows behind walls and under carpets. Professional mold testing can verify that it’s there.

We’re Your Mold Inspection Experts!

Culley Enviro is ready to help you take care of your mold inspection and testing. Contact us for a mold air test today!