What Is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum is the type of mold people often call black mold. Black mold often feeds off of materials carrying moisture such as subflooring, insulation, or even drywall and can cause severe health problems. Always stay out of the affected areas and do not touch or disturb the mold. Call the experts at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we have the experience and specialized equipment needed to remediate your home or business. If you suspect a mold problem in your home or business has mold, contact our highly trained team here at SERVPRO of North Highlands / Rio Linda we are available 24/7 to help you with your mold problem.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

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 North Highlands / Rio Linda immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (916) 991-1522

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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  • Sacramento
  • North Highlands
  • Rio Linda
  • Elverta
  • McClellan Park
  • Robla
  • Del Paso Heights
  • East Del Paso Heights
  • McClellan Meadows
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