What Is Black Mold?

It is important to understand mold to be able to properly remediate a mold infestation. You may have heard the news or reports that warn homeowners of the dangers associated with "black mold." Reports like such can be very confusing, and our SERVPRO of Cedar Bluff team understands that.

The mold that is often called black mold is actually called Stachybotrys Chartarum. This particular mold produces irritants and allergens that can cause health effects to you and others on your property. It is important to treat any microbial growth situation with caution.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Northwest Knoxville immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (865) 691-3253

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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  • Cedar Bluff
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  • Norwood