Black Mold In Your Austin Home Presents a Dangerous Health Risk

The Signs To Watch For

Are you seeing a moldy substance developing in the dark and damp areas of your house? Is that substance of a greenish-black color? It could be what is commonly known as Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra). This is very toxic mold and can even be deadly. Stains on the walls or ceilings of the house are good indications that mold such as Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) has developed. These stains are commonly black/dark green in color. If you notice signs of black, green or brown, it could be there is a serious problem. There’s another sign that mold has invaded your home, odor. If the smell of mildew is present it could mean that there are molds on the rise where the odors are lingering. When you’re dealing with mold you need to know all of the facts. To find out for certain if you have this dangerous mold in your home you’ll need a Austin mold inspection and laboratory analysis. The next step is to remove the dangerous Mold. This is a task that requires a certified and reputable mold remediation contractor.

Mycotoxins From Black Mold Are A Health Danger

The bye product of this mold’s food processing puts out spores into the air that are mycotoxins. To know what Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) could do to your health, you need to be aware of the symptoms it can cause. Someone who has been exposed might have trouble breathing; suffering from headaches, coughing, nausea, memory loss, dizziness, sinus infections, watery and itching eyes as well has more serious diseases such as pneumonia, asthma, and bronchitis. It is accountable for more than 100 types of lung and breathing problems. Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) can cause respiratory bleeding, which is fatal in infants, the elderly and immune compromised people. If you find Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) in your house it is always advisable to see your health care professional if any simple symptoms are being experienced.

Do Not Discount The Danger

Unfortunately, this predator is sometimes not taken as seriously as it should be since most the symptoms are also symptoms of other less serious ailments. Even when mold is discovered your health may have already been compromised. For example, when you live in an area that is high in humidity, you’re definitely prone to toxic fungi. Moisture is what the mold needs, along with any organic matter. The likelihood of having black mold in your house is far more likely in homes that are in a high humidity area or have constant source of moisture. Moisture is not the only component that generates a breeding ground for Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra). All mold need a food and water source. The homes we live in is the food source, and often, those leaky pipes that go unnoticed because the leak is so small is the moisture source. To make it worse, the mold isn’t always visable since it could attach itself inside of the walls, which makes it almost impossible for it to be seen until staining occurs.

A Flood Or Any Water Damage Incident Is An Emergency

Some breeding grounds for Black Mold (Strachybotrys atra) are anywhere a flood has occurred. It makes no difference if it’s a major flood that occurred during a rainstorm or a minor flood that occurred when the toilet overflowed. Mold can occur in days if the water problem is not fixed. If you have a water damage  incident don’t wait, get water damage restoration professionals to clean it up and dry it out immediately. Every hour you delay increases the risk of mold taking a hold which only make a bad situation worse. Coming in contact with Black Mold requires serious precautions. Knowledgeable technicians will use, full body suits, respiratory masks, eye protection and gloves. There are numerous products than can be applied to complete the mold clean up. The area where mold is found will need to be sealed off from the rest of the house during remediation to prevent the mycotoxins from spreading through the rest of house. Your contractor will discuss the proper procedure for your individual needs.