What Is Black Mold?

Black mold grows quickly and left to fester can become a substantial nuisance and even a health risk in your home or property. What begins as a small but persisting water leak can lead to a mold infestation.

When it comes to mold there are right and wrong ways to address black mold and to remediate and restore. The right strategies are a combination of the right tools, the right interventions and the right experience. And black mold needs to be addressed rightly. If mold is not addressed with the proper tools or by the proper means it can lead to potential health effects due to the irritants and allergens that mold produces.

Throughout the Garfield County and Pitkin County areas many homes and businesses have black mold lurking beneath the surface. Our team regularly receives training to sharpen our skills in order to best help our community, let us help you.

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 Garfield & Pitkin Counties immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (970) 618-1516

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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