What Is Black Mold?

Stachybotrys chartarum, most commonly known as black mold. S.chartarum is a variety of microfungus that produces its conidia in slime heads. It is mostly found in soil and grain, as it requires a very high moisture content in order to grow. Black mold is a slow growing mold that does not compete well with other molds. Not all strains of "Black mold" contain mycotoxins, and under some conditions they lose the ability to produce such toxins over time. The spores are only released into the air when the mold is manually disturbed, particularly when wet. It is considered uncommon in most indoor air. 

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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 Monroeville / Evergreen / Brewton immediately. 

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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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