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If you’ve recently experienced any sort of unexpected water in your home — from a flash flood to broken pipes to leaky roofs — the cleanup necessary to prevent mold problems goes well beyond running a box fan for a few days. Black mold isn’t something you want to mess with.

Toxic black mold, more technically called Stachybotrys chartarum, is a mold that causes an array of sickness in people. It’s especially bad for those with pre-existing health conditions. It’s even suspected to lead to asthma in children. Most people who are allergic will have perpetual problems with coughing, sneezing, watery eyes, and runny noses while in the building. But it can be even more nefarious, affecting the brain and causing depression, memory loss, and confusion.

With so many problems associated with having black mold in a building, you certainly don’t want to put off getting it taken care of. Calling someone who can perform professional mold testing can be an excellent first step toward mold removal.

Where Does Black Mold Come From?

Black mold lives outside and thrives in moist environments. Like most molds, it plays a crucial role in nature by breaking down dead organic material such as tree stumps and leaves.

Black mold can be carried into a building on air currents or, even more likely, by floodwaters. It likes a cool, wet environment, and that often means you’ll find it in a dark place. Mold feeds on cellulose, so the wood frames of buildings and the paper backing of the drywall within provide it with an excellent place to thrive.

Because it’s now in a small, concentrated space with a ventilation system carrying the spores through the building, black mold spores will begin to affect any humans in the building. Because it’s so likely to hide behind walls, it’s time to contact a mold inspection company.

Contact Culley Enviro For Mold Inspection!

Culley Enviro has the mold testing experts who can test your building for mold and then give you advice on the best way to perform mold removal. Contact us today!