What Is Black Mold?

You may have seen sensational news reports that warn about the dangers of black mold or toxic mold.  These reports can be alarming and confusing, and many people worry about black mold symptoms and other symptoms of mold exposure.  It’s important to get the facts.

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold often called black mold, and it does produce allergens and irritants.  However, many types of mold can produce allergy symptoms. Treat any mold with caution – stay out of affected areas and don’t touch or disturb it.

What is mold?  Learn about black mold and other frequently asked questions such as mold remediation cost and how to get mold out of clothes by reading our mold remediation articles.

To know what you should do until help arrives, read our Mold Damage Tips.

SERVPRO of North Irving is a Texas Mold Remediation Contractor for Texas.  We’ve performed mold removal and restoration on residential and commercial properties in Dallas Fort Worth for over 30 years.  As a locally owned and operated leader in the restoration industry, we’re ready to help. If you suspect mold in your home or commercial property, give us a call any time!

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 North Irving immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (972) 986-7677

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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SERVPRO of North Irving is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Dallas
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  • Bachmann Lake
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