Black mold in homes is caused by excessive moisture, whether it be from a flood, sewage backup, a pipe burst, or inadequate ventilation. If you encounter mold in your property, the wisest thing to do next is to contact a trusted service provider for mold and home inspections. Comprehensive inspections from Inch By Inch Inspections can help you quickly identify toxic black mold in your property and protect your health and home. The sooner black mold outbreaks are professionally identified, the sooner black mold removal in Brampton can begin.
Here’s how you can track down black mold in your home with professional home inspections from the trusted technicians at Inch By Inch Inspections.
Is All Black Mold Toxic?
To put it shortly, no, not all black mold is toxic. Some allergenic species of mold may have a black colour, hue, or pattern, appearing to be toxic black mold, but it may just be an allergenic type. While it’s important to remove all species of mold, allergenic mold species have much less severe health effects. Toxic black mold, formally known as Stachybotrys chartarum, often appears as black spots in the corners of ceilings or walls. However, in some cases, Stachybotrys chartarum may also have a dark green or grey hue to it with a fuzzy texture. The only way to know if toxic mold has infested your property is to contact a professional for home inspections and mold testing. Once the species has been identified, and our specialists at Inch By Inch Inspections know the scope of the outbreak, mold removal in Brampton will begin.
Signs of Toxic Black Mold
There are a few ways to keep an eye out for black mold, such as the smell, the visible appearance, or any health changes you may face. In any part of your home with high moisture levels, you may notice the musty and strong odour of mold, or find the black patterns or spots in dark corners. However, if you’ve noticed some respiratory issues, like congestion, wheezing, or sneezing, among fatigue and migraines, those are telltale signs of toxic mold.
Where You’re Likely to Encounter Black Mold
Toxic black mold will be found in areas with extreme humidity levels. While allergenic species of mold are discovered in areas with 35% humidity, toxic black mold spores will gravitate toward regions with 55% humidity and upwards. Parts of your home with such high humidity levels have usually fallen victim to flooding, especially where water has sat for more than three days. Common places in your home with high moisture levels include your bathroom, basement, or attic. Not only are these areas susceptible to infestations to begin with, but they’re also vulnerable to water damage and flooding.
Black Mold Removal in Toronto
If you feel toxic black mold may be present in your home, don’t wait too long and contact Inch By Inch Inspections for a home inspection and professional mold testing. Once we determine the species of mold, our team will put together a comprehensive plan for removal. To ensure your home is safe and healthy, air quality testing will be completed. Our team won’t leave until the air is free of contaminants.