What Is Black Mold?

“Black mold.” “Toxic mold.” These are alarming terms, and homeowners in Glastonbury and eastern Connecticut often shudder when they learn their house might be affected. The problem is that there are many unknowns about black mold: you don’t know how severe the infestation is, how difficult it might be to completely eradicate the mold or how you and your family’s health might be affected. But when you call on the experienced mold professionals at SERVPRO of Glastonbury/Wethersfield, you’ll have your questions answered and receive the industry’s best mold remediation service. Here are some facts that will help you understand what black mold is and isn’t.

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How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Glastonbury / Wethersfield immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (860) 633-8791

Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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SERVPRO of Glastonbury / Wethersfield is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Glastonbury
  • East Glastonbury
  • Wethersfield
  • South Glastonbury
  • Marlborough
  • Portland
  • Rocky Hill
  • Glastonbury Center