Black Mold aka Stachybotrys

How does black mold get into the indoor environment and how does mold grow?

Mold spores are present in both indoor and outdoor environments. Mold spores may enter your house from the outside through open doorways, windows, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems with outdoor air intakes. Spores in the air outside also attach themselves to people and animals, making clothing, shoes, bags, and pets convenient vehicles for carrying mold indoors.

Mold spores gather on places where there is excessive moisture, such as leaking roofs, pipes, walls, planted pots, or where there has been flooding or a hurricanes. Many building materials provide suitable nutrients that encourage mold growth. Wet cellulose materials, including paper and paper products, cardboard, ceiling tiles, wood, and wood products, are particularly conducive for the growth of some molds. Other materials such as dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation materials, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery, commonly support mold growth.

What is Stachybotrys?

Stachybotrys chartarum is a greenish-black mold. It can grow on material with a high cellulose and low nitrogen content, such as fiberboard, gypsum board, paper, dust, and lint. Growth occurs when there is moisture from water damage, excessive humidity, water leaks, condensation, water infiltration, or flooding (hurricanes, heavy rains or storms). Constant moisture is required for its growth. It is not necessary, however, to determine what type of mold you may have. All molds, including black mold, should be treated the same with respect to potential health risks and removal.

Hurricane Irma Mold Remediation

Servpro among other mold companies in Brevard county are backed up due to the amount of properties needing mold remediation. Due to Pure Maintenance’s 2-3 hour dry fog mold removal process, we are available now and ready to help take care of your mold issues.

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