Do you think you may have mold spores in your home? Testing for mold is not rocket science but it should be done by professionals who can accurately diagnose the extent (if any) of microbial growth and help you come up with a reasonable plan for its removal. Restoration 1 of Central Houston has been in the business of mold detection for over 2 years. Give us a call at (832) 626-3711 for more information on our process for mold testing.
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What is Black Mold?
One common strain of black mold, also known as Stachybotrys Atra, is actually a type of fungus and is the toxic variety you may have heard about. It can be toxic to people and pets, and it thrives in warm, moist environments. This fungus has a slimy texture and is dark green in color. It is also got a distinctive, musty odor. If you suspect that you have black mold (or any mold for that matter) in your home, call the experts at Restoration 1 of Central Houston for a mold inspection at (832) 626-3711 today.
What Are The Symptoms of Mold Exposure?
Of course, symptoms of mold poisoning can vary depending on the strand of mold you are dealing with. The most serious symptoms of exposure to toxic black mold are:
- Red, itchy eyes, mouth and nose
- Decreased concentration
- Respiratory distress or difficulty breathing
- Coughing, sneezing
Mold Testing by Restoration 1 of Central Houston
When walls and carpeted surfaces become wet and are not immediately dried, they become ideal breeding grounds for mold. Often, the mold is under the surface of the flooring, and behind the drywall, so cannot be seen. If you experience any symptoms or musty odors, it is important to call a mold specialist to test for mold in your home. Removing mold is not as complicated as it sounds when you call experts in the industry. Once we detect mold in your building, we can set to work to remove it!