Flooding can happen for many reasons. Maybe it’s a burst pipe that happened when you were away for the weekend. Perhaps a flash flood occurred and the storm drains just couldn’t handle it, causing your house to flood. Other times it can be something as simple as a clogged gutter dropping water into the lightwell of your basement, causing a mini flood that soaks the trim and carpet.

Unfortunately, all of these can lead to the propagation of black mold. Black mold, also known as toxic mold or, more technically, Stachybotrys chartarum, can cause a myriad of health problems for anyone who happens to be in an infested building. The mycotoxins that black mold produce can cause something as simple as coughing, sneezing, or watery eyes. But even worse, black mold can affect the brain and lead to headaches, dizziness, memory loss and depression. Because of these health issues, it should never be ignored and you should contact a professional for black mold testing as soon as possible.

How Does Black Mold Survive?

Black mold typically lives outside, helping to break down dead plant material. When it’s outdoors, you’ll almost certainly never suffer any ill effects because the air isn’t contained.

But when the black mold spores are carried inside, whether via air currents or during a flood, the contained space can cause serious health concerns. This toxic mold will start feeding on cellulose inside your home or office, typically on the wood frame or on the organic components of drywall. The colony grows and becomes invisible, a greenish-black mass that produces an earthy, rotting leaves smell. Unfortunately, this process often occurs behind walls, so professional mold inspection is usually required to verify it.

Contact Culley Enviro For Your Denton Mold Testing!

If there is any indication that you have black mold in your home or business, contact Culley Enviro today. We’ll perform your black mold testing and give you advice on how to move forward with mold removal. Let’s make your space a healthier place!