Is black mold toxic for health?

Black mold is a type of fungus, usually found in humid places. They are commonly found in black and green color. Among several species, the most common is Stachybotrys chartarum.

The growth of mold need warm, humid and moist environment. That is why mold is found in shower, Baths, kitchen cabinets, basements and toilets. They can easily grow on wood, paper and dirt. The houses where humidifiers are used frequently are prone to mold growth.

Usually the mold appears on the surface of walls or wherever it grows and it has a musty smell. It means that your home is affected with mold growth. Mold remediation is a costly service if not treated at initial stage. As mold divided rapidly within few days, you should take immediate action for its removal.

The black mold are toxigenic, means release toxins that are harmful and irritating for the health of people in its environment. Mold presence is both harmful for healthy people but more affect people with preexisting health issues. The mold spores grow and form colonies with other spores.

Mold is health risk, as mold spores can cause respiratory issues. It affects children, elderly people and persons with weak immune system mostly. Other health issues you may faces, are headaches, chronic sneezing, coughing, allergic eyes, rashes and affected mucus membranes of nose and throat. Prolonged exposure to mold growth effects are more dangerous and can kill by damaging organs.

If you can smell mold but it is not visible, you should call Black mold testing company for the inspection of your house. But when the mold is visible, there is no need to test; it is only waste of money and time. But some people want to have mold test, to determine its kind, how much toxic and other characteristics. Instead of testing mold, you simply need to get rid of mold. But it is irrelevant to know its type. Every type of mold is treated in the same and its removal should be your priority without wasting any time.

You can get mold test after its removal to see if the mold issues has been totally resolved and mold count is normal.

If you smell mold but it is not visible, the mold test can reveal the presence of mold and where it is located.

In past there have been plumbing leaks or water issues resolved, but hidden water may exist behind the walls, hard to reach corners or in the air. Following water damage, mold can easily occur in different areas of building. If you experience a lot of condensation in your home, it means that mold exist in the environment. You can see it on windows and metal pipes. Because of moisture the pipes become rusty.

Sometimes, a person having persistent health issues, and doctor could not identify the reasons behind them. At this point mold inspection and test may help to confirm the suspicions of doctor and identify the cause of health issues. Allergy tests and blood tests should also be done, specifically to diagnose mold related illness.

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