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Is there water in your home? While you might not be up to your knees in floodwaters, that doesn’t mean that there might not be excessive moisture in your home or office that you’re not aware of. Leaky roofs can traps moisture in the attic every time it rains, or a dank basement could cause more problems than you realize. Add the humidity we get here in Hudson Oaks during certain parts of the year and you can see how mold can take hold in a building.

Black mold can be more dangerous than most people realize. Black mold (actually greenish-black and properly named Stachybotrys chartarum) can cause very annoying symptoms in the lungs such as wheezing and coughing, and it can also affect the nasal passages and eyes. Even worse, the mycotoxins it produces can lead to depression, memory loss, and dizziness. With so many negative health effects, we urge you to not put off mold inspection services. Your health, and that of your family, is at risk.

How Mold Gets Started

While black mold needs specific conditions in order to survive, those conditions aren’t as uncommon as you might think. First, it needs water, which can get into a home in a myriad of ways. Second, it requires food, and that is provided by the cellulose found in drywall backing, the wood of building frames, and carpet. Black mold prefers darkness, but it can also be out in the open. It’s preference for darkness often means that it will be behind walls, making a mold air test the most effective way of finding hidden mold.

If black mold could only be brought in with floodwaters, it wouldn’t be so bad; how many homes suffer a flood, anyway? Unfortunately, the spores can also come in through an open window and “take root” at nearly any water source.

Contact Culley Enviro For Hudson Oaks Mold Inspection!

If you’ve had a recent problem with water in your home or office, or if you feel worse once you step through the door, a black mold test should be in your future. Contact Culley Enviro for the best home inspection around!