Black mold grows where there is relatively high humidity. Stachybotrys, better known as black mold, often grows inside. It feeds on materials with high cellulose content such as straw, hay, wood chips, and building materials including, drywall, ceiling tile, wallpaper, insulation backing, and cardboard boxes.
Stachybotrys is the “King of Molds” since it will develop into the dominant mold group if conditions are favorable and crowd out other molds that began feeding on the material first. Black mold takes one to two weeks to begin growing.
When black mold grows on wet materials, the spores don’t disperse easily because they are held together by a sticky and slimy coating. But, once the material dries out or disturbed, the spores spread through the air.
Homeowners or business owners should never attempt to remove or disturb black mold themselves. This should be left to an Alexandria, VA black mold removal company such as Envirotex because they know the importance of containing off the area where the black mold is growing with a poly barrier to prevent the spreading of toxic black mold.
When black mold spreads by releasing spores into your home in Alexandria, VA, most of the contaminated materials must be removed and disposed of properly. This mold doesn’t only grow on the surface but has root-like tendrils called mycelia, which means it can penetrate the surface.
Black mold removal by a professional is essential for your family’s health. Homes in Alexandria, VA whose family members are exposed to black mold may end up with bacterial and viral infections, coughing, skin irritations, and other allergic reactions and possibly cancer.
Call the team at Envirotex, and they will plan out a black mold removal for your home in Alexandria, VA that will be cost-effective, quality work with a priority for you and your family member’s safety at all times.
Besides black mold removal, Envirotex also specializes in asbestos abatement, lead-paint removal as well as air duct cleaning and demolitions. Envirotex is your go-to for any environmental issues you have at home or your business in Alexandria, VA.