Ask a Mold Removal Professional – Why is Black Mold Dangerous – or is it?
Do you really need a mold removal professional if you find black mold in your home in Atlanta, or any other nearby community in Georgia? After all, black mold is dangerous, isn’t it? Actually, the answer may surprise you. There are many types of mold that can make you sick, not just black mold, and all mold can cause ailments in people with pre-existing conditions, such as a weakened immune system. However, due to recent publicity, black mold is the most well-known strain of mold, which is why it’s important to separate fact from fiction.
Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, thrives in moist areas; homes that have recently incurred water damage, and rooms like bathrooms or basements which can have a high humidity content, can be at risk for the growth of this and many other types of mold. However, black mold produces toxins called mycotoxins. Even in small amounts these toxins can be an irritant that produces cold and flu-like symptoms such as wheezing, eye or skin irritation, and nasal stuffiness. Worse still, in some cases, black mold can pose a serious health hazard – serious enough to consider calling in a mold removal professional. Certain people are much more susceptible to the effects of mycotoxins. Babies, the elderly, and people who suffer from conditions like lung disease, asthma, or an immune deficiency illness can be more at risk for adverse reactions from mold exposure such as rashes, headaches, and nausea, and should seek medical attention if necessary.
If you don’t suffer from any medical conditions, you may be able to clean small amounts of black mold yourself using protective gear and a diluted bleach solution. However, if you do have health issues, or if you are facing a large black mold infestation, you will need the assistance of a mold removal professional, like FloodX. We are licensed and certified mold removal specialists who can safely and effectively remove any mold in your Atlanta, GA, home, so contact FloodX today.Google+