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Is it Black Mold? It's Easy to Have it Checked and Sleep Easier

Posted by Cindy Desmet on Thu, Oct 23, 2014

Have you spotted dark stains? Or maybe you smell a musty odor? Are you worried it might be dangerous, possibly even black mold? Don't lose sleep at night. It's easy to have it checked out by a mold remediation specialist. Here are some things you should know.

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  • Black mold (stachybotrys chartarum) is a greenish-black mold that produces toxins, thus it's nickname "toxic mold".
  • Black mold is less common in homes than other types of mold, but isn't rare either.
  • Though the words "black mold" strike fear in the hearts of homeowners, it can be properly dealt with by mold remediation specialists.
  • Like other molds, black mold requires moisture, oxygen, and "food" (building materials) to grow.
  • The CDC recommends treatment for mold problems regardless of the type of mold:
"Generally, it is not necessary to identify the species of mold growing in a residence, and CDC does not recommend routine sampling for molds. Current evidence indicates that allergies are the type of diseases most often associated with molds. Since the reaction of individuals can vary greatly either because of the person’s susceptibility or type and amount of mold present, sampling and culturing are not reliable in determining your health risk. If you are susceptible to mold and mold is seen or smelled, there is a potential health risk; therefore, no matter what type of mold is present, you should arrange for its removal."

See Clean Earth Restorations's website for more information about mold and mold remediation.


If you suspect you have a black mold (or any mold) problem, contact us today for a free estimate on mold remediation. You'll feel better knowing that it's taken care of!

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