What Does Black Mold Look Like?

Mold is without a doubt one of the most talked-about topics these days. This is especially true amongst homeowners and building owners. It is also one of the most confusing topics because there are some forms of mold that aren’t harmful. Some forms of mold can stay right where they are and as long as they aren’t disturbed they won’t pose any problems.

You can already see the confusing building. That being said, it is a black mold that is usually the most talked about. This is a type of mold that actually refers to several species that are dark green or black in appearance. One such species would be the Stachybotrys chart arum.

While black mold is dark green or black in appearance, it should be made abundantly clear that the color of mold is in no way associated with how dangerous that mold might be. Just because it is black of dark green doesn’t mean that it’s dangerous. It also doesn’t mean that it isn’t dangerous. To confuse you even more, Stachybotrys chartarum isn’t linked to any particular health conditions.

Call The Duct Kings For A Consultation

Just a few minutes of talk about mold and you can already see how confusing the topic is. This is why it is always best to let a professional deal with the issue when it comes to mold. A professional and reputable company like Duct Kings can come out to your home or business, inspect it, and tell you if it is infected with mold.

If it is indeed infected with mold, they’ll likely provide you with a list of your viable options. The company can also safely and effectively remove mold if it needs to be removed. Mold is by no means something to be taken lightly, whatever color it is. If you suspect that you have mold or just want to do a routine inspection, you can give Duct Kings a call. They always have someone standing by and available emergency removal services.

The Symptoms Of Mold Exposure

Some mold is dangerous, some mold isn’t dangerous. Some mold can affect people in certain ways, and it can affect others in different ways. Sometimes it can be dangerous and still not give off any side effects in certain individuals. That being said, if you are exposed to mold and are sensitive to it, you’ll likely experience some of the following symptoms:

  • coughing
  • wheezing
  • stuffy nose
  • runny nose
  • red eye
  • itchy eyes
  • skin rash
  • sore throat

If you suffer from severe asthma, you’ll want to be especially careful around all types of mold because the spores can trigger asthma attacks. Not only this, but they can eventually lead to chronic respiratory diseases. People with weakened immune systems also need to be extra careful because they’ll be at high risk of a skin or lung infection.

Mold can be detrimental to children as well. It is a common belief that black mold, in particular, can be linked to severe health issues like memory loss, headaches, infant pulmonary hemorrhage, although there are no cases backing this.

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