Have you noticed black mold symptoms in your home following a big storm, or are you looking for help with mold prevention? Disaster Doctors provide expertise in mold remediation to help make sure your home does not suffer permanent damage from black mold and to keep your family safe from the dangers of breathing black mold.

HOW TO GET RID OF BLACK MOLD

COMMON CAUSES OF BLACK MOLD

Mold is more common than you may think, and it can often go unnoticed – here are some of the most common causes of black mold in your home:

  • Improper cleanup after a major flood

  • Leaky pipes that go unnoticed and unchecked

  • Constant humidity in your home

  • Old and unclean humidifiers

COMMON AREAS AFFECTED BY BLACK MOLD

Black mold can show up in hidden areas throughout your home:

  • Previously flooded areas that were not properly cleaned

  • Attics and crawl spaces

  • Under carpet

  • Leaky pipe areas

COMMON QUESTIONS ABOUT BLACK MOLD

HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU HAVE A MOLD PROBLEM?

Large mold infestations can usually be seen or smelled.

WHAT ARE THE DANGERS OF LIVING WITH BLACK MOLD?

Exposure to damp and moldy environments may cause a variety of health effects or none at all. Some people are sensitive to molds. For these people, exposure to molds can lead to symptoms such as stuffy nose, wheezing, and red or itchy eyes, or skin.

HOW DO YOU KEEP MOLD OUT OF BUILDINGS AND HOMES?

Inspect buildings for evidence of water damage and visible mold as part of routine building maintenance, Correct conditions causing mold growth (e.g., water leaks, condensation, infiltration, or flooding) to prevent mold growth.

Inside your home, you can control mold growth by:

Controlling humidity levels;

Promptly fixing leaky roofs, windows, and pipes;

Thoroughly cleaning and drying after flooding;

Ventilating shower, laundry, and cooking areas.

I FOUND MOLD GROWING IN MY HOME; HOW DO I TEST THE MOLD?

If you can see or smell mold, a health risk may be present. You do not need to know the type of mold growing in your home, and CDC does not recommend or perform routine sampling for molds. No matter what type of mold is present, you should remove it. Since the effect of mold on people can vary greatly, either because of the amount or type of mold, you cannot rely on sampling and culturing to know your health risk.

ARE YOU WORRIED ABOUT BLACK MOLD IN YOUR HOME?

It doesn’t matter if a leak occurs at 3 in the morning or 3 in the afternoon, Disaster Doctors is here to help you. We can arrive at your property in 60 minutes or less to assess the damage quickly for immediate repairs. Our professional water damage experts service the entire Wasatch Front and will restore your home to normal in no time at all. Give us a call at 801-331-5410 to receive your free consultation today.