What You Need To Know About Black Mould

Our homes offer a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of life. As a living space shared with your loved ones, you naturally want to make sure it’s a secure and safe haven. Unfortunately, many people don’t know they are breeding black mould in their homes and unwittingly put their family’s health at risk.

What is Black Mould?

Black mould is most likely to appear in areas of the home that are particularly warm, humid and damp. Storage areas or crawlspaces that may have leaks or other sources of moisture are often susceptible to any kind of mould growth, including black mould. Black mould is readily identifiable by its color. Whereas most other moulds are green or grey in color, as ht name suggests, black mould is a dark black.

Black mould can cause an array of allergic reactions and health problems. In most cases, depending on the length of exposure and the number of spores inhaled, symptoms can include chronic fatigue or headaches, fever, irritation to the eyes, mucous membranes of the mouth, nose and throat, sneezing, rashes, and chronic coughing. In cases of prolonged or severe exposure, or cases exacerbated by an allergic reaction, more extreme symptoms can present, including nausea, vomiting, and bleeding in the lungs and nose

How do you know if black mould is starting to build up inside your home? The best indicator is smell. You will smell a musty earthy smell like dirt or rotting leaves. The stachybotrys mould grows on an environment where there is moisture and materials that are water-saturated cellulose-based like cotton, wood, plasterboard and cardboard.

Why Call In Mould Removal Experts?

A professional mould removal service provider knows how to handle mould in an effective way. They are knowledgeable and have the tools to get the job done  efficiently.  If this kind of mould is not treated properly it will return quickly.    Barry Stewart is a master technician able to identify the kind of mould that you are concerned about in your home, office or commercial premises and deal with it properly.  Given the health implications of inadequate treatment, the importance of a comprehensive treatment of the problem cannot be overstated.