Saturday, November 10, 2018

Causes & Lifespan of Black Mold

mold inspection redding caBlack mold can appear in a variety of ways. Warm conditions are usually needed to start it growing. Outside, it can grow on soil, plant debris, and other materials that are high in cellulose and low in nitrogen (common building materials). Inside, it starts in hidden damp spots, often caused by water leaks above ceilings, inside walls, and under floors.

Black Mold needs about a week with wet material to start growing. It can grow significantly over a span of 8-12 days. It is critical to take care of the mold as soon as you find it to avoid further growth and possible toxic exposure.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Toxicity & Health Effects of Black Mold

mold inspection redding caBlack mold is often called toxic, which is technically inaccurate. The mold itself is not toxic, but it releases toxins into the air which can be harmful. If these toxins are inhaled, it can result in serious health effects. To make things worse, mold is often hidden. People often have no idea that they’ve been exposed to black mold. If you think you may have inhaled black mold toxins, please see a doctor as soon as possible. Be aware of and look out for these symptoms of exposure:

  • Skin inflammation
  • Nausea
  • Tiredness
  • Respiratory problems
  • Hemorrhage
  • Damaged internal organs
  • Mental impairment
  • Suppressed immune system

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