Black Mold Remediation and Information
Black mold is a type of toxic mold that commonly grows in damp and water damaged areas of homes, schools, offices, industrial buildings, and commercial buildings. Black mold is most dangerous to children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems. However, black mold can commonly cause headaches, respiratory infections, asthma, allergies, and flu-like symptoms in any individual. Black mold remediation is the removal of any toxic black mold from a building as well as addressing the issues that led to the growth of this mold. The black mold remediation process can include cleaning or replacing any contaminated materials including carpet, drywall, insulation, or wallpaper. If you have a toxic black mold problem in your home or any other type of building, Advanced Environmental Services offers black mold remediation services for clients throughout St. Louis, St. Charles, & Columbia, Missouri.
Introduction to Black Mold Remediation
There are thousands of species of mold ranging from typical bread or cheese mold to dangerous, toxic black mold. Black mold is found commonly growing on building materials around a home or building including wood, drywall, and insulation. This mold commonly referred to as black mold, is actually a strand of mold called Strachybotrys chartarum or Strachybotrysarta. Black mold is highly toxic to humans and can result in a number of health problems and even death. Black mold is typically a black or dark greenish color. It is slimy in appearance and will often smear if touched.
As a professional environmental remediation company, Advanced Environmental Services offers black mold remediation services for commercial, industrial, and residential customers. During any black mold remediation project, we will take steps to determine the causes of the mold and address any water or humidity problems first. This will help to stop the growth of black mold in the future. Next, we will clean and dry all water-damaged areas, removing or replacing any damaged or contaminated materials. In this way, our black mold remediation services offer long-term mold control for a healthy indoor environment.
Where Black Mold Remediation is Needed
Toxic black mold can grow on a number of surfaces within a home or building including in ceiling tiles, drywall, and flooring. All of these areas can be possible locations where black mold remediation is required. Black mold growth typically originates from a flood, as the result of a water leak, or from high humidity levels. Because black mold spreads through airborne spores, it can spread to a number of surfaces throughout a building if left uncontrolled. Black mold remediation on hard surfaces often includes simply cleaning the area with special mold-removal cleaners, while toxic black mold remediation from porous surfaces typically requires a complete removal of the materials.
Common areas and surfaces where black mold can grow and black mold remediation is necessary include:
- Wood flooring and wall studs
- Ceiling tiles
- Wall paneling
- Cotton items, such as curtains
- Drywall / Sheetrock
Contact a Black Mold Remediation Company
If you believe that there may be a toxic black mold problem in your home or business, contacting a black mold remediation company is often the best choice. While minor problems can be fixed on your own, any large areas with black mold growth should be handled by a professional. Advanced Environmental Services offers black mold remediation for commercial, industrial, and residential customers. We serve clients in cities or towns throughout the Missouri, in St. Louis, St. Charles, and Columbia. To learn how our services can solve your black mold problems, contact Advanced Environmental Services today.