While most molds are harmful, not all of them are. It is for that reason that it is important to differentiate between the toxic and non-toxic molds. That goes for black mold as well. Let’s take a look at what black mold in Sarasota Fl looks like so you can better determine if the mold you have is toxic or not.
Black mold or Stachybotrys Atra is a species of a toxic mold. It can be dangerous and threaten the health and welfare of pets as well as anyone who comes into contact with the mycotoxins that several of these species produce. It will often appear as slimy and features a dark greenish-black (sometimes gray) coloration. Since it needs moisture to grow and survive, black mold spores will be dampened downward and not easily contaminate the air around it as readily as other species spores might.
Black Mold has a distinctive odor that combines a musty and mildew smell. Sometimes, when found in the HVAC ducts, the odor can only be smelled when the unit is pushing air through the vent systems in the home.
Black mold can grow outside and inside. Inside, it thrives in warm and moist areas that are low in nitrogen and high in cellulose such as carpet, dry-wall, drop-down ceiling tiles and wood paneling.
If you have black mold in your home, it’s important to contact the experts at FP Property Restoration as soon as possible before it spreads and becomes harmful.