Mold Toxic Dangerous

How To Tell If Mold Is Toxic & Dangerous

The cleanup, healthy-home experts at Disaster Kleenup Specialists can inspect your Monterey, CA home or business for mold dangers. We can also facilitate mold cleanup if you do end up with contamination. Toxic mold or black mold are phrases that can cause panic. Most of us know mold exposure is dangerous. But what types of mold are toxic, and what can you do about it? We’re here to help you find out.

Your California Mold Experts

Our staff is trained well and knows how to identify black mold as well as the many other types of mold and mildew. Fungi can invade your home or business in a big way before you even start to notice it.

Stachybotrys Chartarum, or black mold, is a type of mold that frequently plagues home and business owners, but there are actually over 10,000 varieties that can be found indoors.

Common types of mold found indoors.

  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus
  • Aureobasidium
  • Chaetomium
  • Cladosporium
  • Fusarium
  • Penicillium
  • Stachybotrys Chartarum
  • Serpula Lacrymans
  • Trichoderma
  • Ulocladium

Mold Vs. Mildew

Many people will use the terms mold and mildew interchangeably, but they are actually different problems. Both grow well in moisture and a warm environment.

Mold and mildew are both types of fungus. Mold usually grows in black or green patches that penetrate beneath home surfaces like walls, floor, carpets, and upholstery. Mildew is usually gray or white, is flat, and only grows on the surface, making it easier to remove.

Where Do You Usually Find Mold Indoors?

Where mold grows often depends on the specific type of mold. There are definitely places where contamination occurs more often. You’ll want to check these areas often and especially after leak repairs or flooding of any type.

  • Behind Wallpaper Or Drywall That Has Gotten Wet
  • On Insulation That Has Gotten Wet
  • In Walls That House Plumbing
  • Around Windows & Doors
  • Laundry & Utility Rooms
  • Near Water Heaters
  • Appliance Drip Pans
  • HVAC Ductwork
  • Under Sinks
  • Basements
  • Garages
  • Attics
  • Carpeting
  • Bathrooms

Stay Safe. Leave It To The Professionals.

If you find yourself dealing with black mold symptoms, or if you are asthmatic and experience a worsening of symptoms, you may want to take a look around some of the places mold can commonly be found. Check to see if you can find anything that is leaking, such as the roof, plumbing, or appliances. Or better yet, leave the inspection to us.

  • Eye Irritation
  • Respiratory Issues
  • Headaches
  • A Runny Nose
  • Fatigue
  • A Sore, Itchy Throat
  • Nosebleeds
  • Mystery Allergic Reactions

The Pros In Your Corner

We can help discover the source or sources of mold that are bothering you and will work to alleviate existing mold problems. Our professionals have the tools and experience to detect mold better. We are also trained to deal with mold removal, including black mold removal, safely and effectively.

A few of our popular mold-related services.

Protecting Your People

For your health and safety, and for the health and safety of everyone that enters your home or business, this is not a job that you should attempt to do yourself. It’s easy to spread the problem or waste money on efforts that don’t end up fixing the issue completely.

Protecting Your Property

In addition to health issues, mold that is left untreated (or not treated properly) can lead to structural issues as well. The longer the mold continues to sit, the more damage you will see. For example, certain types of mold on wood can lead to dry rot, reducing the integrity of your structure.

Worry-Free Mold Removal In Monterey

Contact Disaster Kleenup Specialists today if you need professional services to get rid of black mold, other mold varieties, or mildew removal in the Monterey area. With over 30 years of experience, we are happy to give California residents peace of mind with our professional mold removal services.

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