Mold: What is Black Mold?

  • By lemaster
  • 05 Jul, 2016

Mold can come in practically any color of the rainbow, commonly including: black, green, white, pink, purple and brown. There are several mold that can be black in color, not all of them toxic.

The term “Black Mold” is a common reference to the species of mold called Stachybotrys chartarum .   Stachybotrys garners a lot of attention because it poses significant health risks due to the microbial toxins (mycotoxins) it can produce under certain conditions. Individuals with chronic exposure to the toxins produced by this fungus report cold and flu symptoms, sore throats, diarrhea, headaches and fatigue. The presence of Stachybotrys is most often accompanied by the presence of other types of mold species, which can bring other immune system responses as well.

For Stachybotrys to grow inside your home cellulose and excessive amounts of water need to be present. Unfortunately, cellulose is the predominant building material in residential housing, materials such as lumber, plywood, OSB, drywall, insulation, wallpaper, carpeting and ceiling tiles all provided a great source of food for Stachybotrys , as well as all other molds. While all mold needs a source of moisture to become an issue in your home Stachybotrys needs an excessive amount and consistent source water to survive. Water issues such as those following a flood, a leak from a faulty plumbing, or poor flashing or around window that go unidentified for a week or more provide ideal opportunities for Stachybotrys growth.

The presence of Stachybotrys in your home warrants immediate action to eliminate the moisture problem and clean and/or remove the affected materials. The process of remediation for “black mold" requires the same care and professionalism as remediation for all other mold contamination. Call an Anabec Trained Contractor immediately if you suspect any mold contamination.

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