Call Paul Davis: Combating Black Mold


No homeowner wants black mold, but what is it? Also called Stachybotrys, black mold grows in moist environments and is most commonly seen around condensation or where there’s been water damage. Spores come into your house through windows, other entrances or tracked on personal items and coats. While most molds around your house aren’t dangerous, black mold causes illness with long term exposure.

Signs of Black Mold Exposure

Black mold is a toxic species of mold that releases spores. Symptoms include chronic sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat as well as skin rashes. Other symptoms include chronic fatigue and persistent headaches. Particularly serious occurances of long-term exposure to black mold are more dangerous. Paired with an an allergy to the black mold spores, these symptoms can include nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose.

About Mold

Black mold grows quickly, so you should never delay calling a professional to inspect for mold infestation. They can go unnoticed for weeks, and then spring up virtually overnight.

Once mold forms colonies in your property, it quickly breeds and releases toxins that make life unpleasant for occcupants:

  • Mold releases a strong, mildewed scent that stops rooms from smelling clean.
  • Mold wreaks havoc on allergy-sensitive people, as well as those with asthma, making symptoms flare up.
  • Mold can cause coughing, wheezing, chest tightness, and difficulty breathing.
  • Mold toxins can cause chronic inflammation and continuous cold-like symptoms.
  • People with weakened immune systems can get systemic infections of the lungs, skin, or digestive tract.
  • In rare instances, mold toxins can cause neurological issues or even death.
  • The more prolonged the exposure, the greater the danger.

Exceptionally humid homes and offices can be vulnerable to mold infestations even if no water damage has happened. If you see or smell something that could be mold, get an expert opinion immediately.

If you want to eradicate mold, the atmosphere where it thrives must first be removed. Water sources have to be dealt with, and any residual moisture must be efficiently dried out. Only then can mold removal and remediation start.

Whether a dripping roof, burst pipe, or other opening, it isn’t enough to stem the tide. Moisture can saturate out-of-sight sections of your home. Without proper cleanup processes, mold will keep returning to these spots.

Contact Paul Davis today if you think your home contains black mold. Our team inspects for presence of black mold before treatment. Depend on our professionals to remove black mold effectively. Keep your family safe, schedule an inspection for black mold today.


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