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What is Mold?

9/30/2016 (Permalink)

Mold is a fungus that grows in damp, warm, and humid conditions.  It spreads using spores which can survive harsh and dry conditions that mold does not normally grow in.  

What is Black Mold?

You may have heard of “black mold.”  Stachybotrys Chartarum is the type of mold that is often called “black mold.”  It produces allergens and irritants.  Several types of mold create allergens and irritants, but Stachybotrys Chartarum is also known as “toxic mold.”  Regardless of the type of mold, most likely when one type of mold is spotted another type is right around the corner.  It is important to remediate all mold.

Removal of mold

It is important to remove mold once it is sighted.  SERVPRO technicians use specialized equipment to spot mold growth.  Mold can thrive in inaccessible areas that are damp, humid, and warm.  The areas that are affected by mold must be contained.  Moisture must be removed immediately to cut off potential mold growth.  Otherwise the mold will use spores to spread.  SERVPRO has advanced equipment including “air scrubbers” to filter out spores in the air.  Furniture and other items that are in the containment zone will need to be cleaned.  SERVPRO does content cleaning which will decontaminate the affected furniture and items.  We have all the necessary equipment to handle mold remediation.  Call SERVPRO today at (847) 279 – 1940

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