Expert Black Mold Removal Maryland and Washington DC
Professional Baltimore black mold removal specialists in the MD/DC area to remove the black mold from your home or business.
Black Mold, a black or green substance that is usually slimy in texture, is what is most commonly referred to as "toxic mold". Black mold is scientifically referred to as Strachybotrys atra or Strachybotrys chartarum, an asexually reproducing fungus that usually colonizes on materials rich in cellulose. Porous organic compounds like wood, paper, and fabric are all prone to black mold infestation. This particular genus of mold contains over 50 unique species and is widespread in distribution.
What does all of this mean for you? The answers are dangerous. In Maryland, black mold grows in environments that are damp and humid. While most cases occur after excessive water damage has taken place, many common areas of the home are breeding grounds for this evasive black fungus. Bathrooms, kitchens, basements, attics and crawlspaces are all rooms in the home that will likely encounter black mold if not handled properly.
Maryland / Washington DC black mold removal is dangerous because its spores roam throughout the air, reproducing at will as they settle on organic matter. People and animals without mold allergies can experience symptoms like nasal congestion, eye irritation, skin irritation and issues with the lungs (excessive coughing, wheezing, etc.) People with allergies to black mold will suffer enhanced symptoms like shortness of breath or even high fevers. Patients with chronic lung disease or immune deficiencies are at even greater risk when being exposed to black mold.
Identifying a black mold problem is the first step in solving it. One of the more obvious solutions is addressing severe water damage or leakage immediately. Black mold can grow on water affected areas after just 24 hours of exposure. Home and business owners who have not suffered water damage, but still have concern about black mold, should check areas that are dark, damp and humid. Black mold can be found under carpeting, behind molding, above ceiling tiles, and behind or on drywall.
Calling a Maryland mold remediation specialist like SI Restoration to mold remediation service the infestation is key to removing the black mold for good. SI Restoration is home to dozens of black mold remediation professionals with over two decades of experiencing removing black mold. Our team of technicians follow IICRC guidelines that protect consumers from mishandled mold remediation. By following the IICRC's S500 guidelines, SI Restoration will properly contain the affected area, using OSHA approved chemicals for immediate removal. Once the black mold is eradicated, an independent industrial hygienist will check the indoor air quality of the affected area, assuring reentry of the premises is safe for occupants.