Black mold is never a good thing to discover in your home. It can have extremely damaging effects on your health and wellbeing, while also causing damage to your home. It is vital to detect black mold sooner than later to remediate it quickly without causing unnecessary harm to your home and family. The first step to successful black mold removal is to find it in its early stages. To do this, we recommend knowing the signs that often indicate black mold. Here are three signs to look for if you suspect black mold.
- Texture – Black mold is a little unique because it will have a slimy or wet texture. Other kinds of mold will be fuzzy and light. Never touch any kind of mold with your bare hand. Use a glove or a rag to feel it.
- Color – Black mold is black in color. But just because it is black doesn’t automatically mean it is the black mold everyone fears. The only true way to know if it is black mold is to have it tested.
- Smell – Mold, including black mold will have a musty or mildewy smell. If you smell mold, then start looking in places that are prone to mold. These areas usually have high moisture, like the bathroom, sinks, and areas with plumbing.
No matter if it is black mold or another kind of mold, it is important to have it inspected and removed. Living with mold, especially black mold, is extremely harmful to your health. If you can see or you suspect there is mold in your home, then give us a call at On-Deck Restoration LLC. We are very experienced in properly and safely removing black mold.