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Debunking "Black Mold"

2/12/2021 (Permalink)

We often receive calls from clients in a panic, worried because they have found "black mold". While mold in any form is scary enough, add the color black to it and it definitely gives you a reason to be concerned! The truth is, "black mold" is really no worse than any other mold and the color serves no real significance! 

Mold can take many colors but is most often seen to be gray, black, brown or green. Mold color can be influence by humidity level, the surface its on, it's food source, humidity levels and even light. The same type of mold can be many different colors and can even change color over time!

While you should pay attention to all mold, it is important you do not assume that mold of a certain color is releasing mycotoxins. The risk of mold should never be assessed solely on the color of the visible mold. 

Active, visible mold growth means there is or has been a source of moisture. The moisture source must be identified and stopped. If you suspect mold of any kind, call SERVPRO of Queen Anne's, Kent & Caroline Counties to assess the situation and remediate it properly! As always, we are Here to Help. 443-737-8776

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