The green-black mold often found in homes is known as toxic mold or black mold, but the scientific name of it is Stachybotrys. More dangerous than the mold that is white and commonly grows on food, Stachybotrys contains highly dangerous toxins that are released into the air. When inhaled, the toxic mold spores pose serious health risks that can be fatal in some people.
The health problems associated with black mold include a large variety of health and upper respiratory- related problems. Commonly included in this list are allergies, asthma, and other breathing difficulties. Recent studies have found mold can increase a child’s chances of developing asthma by more than double. Some other symptoms related to toxic mold exposure are headaches, skin rashes, nosebleeds, itchy or burning eyes.
Other than the health risks associated with black mold, toxic mold could affect Burke, VA homes as well. When black mold is present, the value of the home is greatly decreased sometimes reducing its value by up to one-third, depending on the extent of the infestation.
Stachybotrys is not easily killed and grows rampantly in especially tough to clean areas. This type of toxic mold should be cleaned and removed by professional mold remediation companies rather than the homeowner.
Understanding the damage caused by black mold, toxic mold, or Stachybotrys – regardless of what is it is called — is crucial to eliminating it from your home. Contacting mold remediation experts is the best way to get it out of your home and improve the health of your family and anyone else who enters your home. For more information on toxic mold, contact the mold removal and remediation experts at Envirotex Environmental Services. Providing expert mold removal services throughout Burke, VA, our team of highly trained professionals can solve your mold problem and keep your family safe.
About Envriotex Environmental Services
Established in Northern Virginia in 2000, Envirotex Environmental Services was founded on military service. While serving his country, the company's owner Mr. Freeman gained vast knowledge and experience in the environmental services field. His expertise in air monitoring and hazardous materials testing prepared him for his post-military career.
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