What Is Black Mold?

There is always a risk of mold forming in homes or businesses, especially in damp or humid areas. When black mold appears, it poses a risk to the health of everyone involved. Black mold can release mycotoxins which when breathed in, can result in a number of health issues. It is a good idea to perform regular checks in areas where mold is more susceptible to grow, such as laundry rooms, bathrooms, and showers. If you suspect black mold in these areas, call SERVPRO at (212)768-9400. Our technicians will come to your home or business and use specialized equipment to perform mold remediation. SERVPRO is locally owned and operated and offers 24/7 emergency service.

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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 Midtown Manhattan, Hudson Yards immediately. 

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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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