We’re going to fill you in about something you probably already know – Coastal Georgia and Florida are humid places. When was the last time you could go to your mailbox in August and not break a sweat? That humidity causes more problems than just having to change into a fresh shirt every day during the summer. It also can create problems in your home, the kind of problems you may not notice for a while.
Black mold is a potentially dangerous health issue and when it begins growing in your home or business, it can be costly and difficult to remove. But what is it?
The scientific name for black mold is stachybotrys. It is identifiable by its color, which is like the name indicates, black. Other molds may look gray or green. No mold in your home or office is good, but black mold can be particularly harmful to your health. The mold is a fungus, so it can produce mycotoxins, which can trigger allergic reactions and make people sick. You don’t want you or your family members getting sick, nor to do you want to deal with persistent employee absences because of black mold.
Like other molds, black mold grows in areas where moisture is present. This can be in basements, bathrooms, kitchens, crawlspaces, or anywhere moisture goes unchecked. Mold is often the result of flood or other water damage and should be addressed by our certified mold remediation specialists who will help you get your property back to normal.
Black mold is particularly happy when it grows on material with a high cellulose content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, or paper, so drywall and other commonly used construction materials are susceptible. This means that if water damage is not properly and quickly handled, or if leaks or humidity are prevalent, black mold may be a real possibility in your home or business.
Luckily, here in Coastal Georgia and Northern Florida, we have the solutions you need to get rid of black mold and get back to living a healthy and happy life. When you call Restoration 1 of Coastal Georgia, our local experts – certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification – will clearly explain our straightforward process so there are no unknowns. If you call us immediately after water damage has occurred, we will do the job correctly the first time and take steps to ensure black mold doesn’t take hold.
We take pride in our work and are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are ready when you are to knock out the mold in your home or office and get you back to living your life. Call us today at 1-912-325-9131