What Is Black Mold?

When a Shelbyville, Kentucky assisted living facility had residents become ill they turned to SERVPRO of South Louisville to have the facility tested for mold.  Our testing facility found black mold in the air so we quickly went to work mitigating the issue.  It was discovered that the supply line to the window air conditioner systems were leaking.  Black mold was found behind wallpaper, baseboards, drywall and more.  We worked tirelessly to remove the mold from the facility.  Once the mold was removed the reconstruction process began to put the facility back in working order.  An additional air quality test was performed to be sure the facility was rid of the black mold and safe for the residents to return. 

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How Do I Tell If It’s Black Mold?

Since many types of mold can cause reactions, you should contact us regardless of the color or type of mold. In many instances, multiple types of mold may exist in the same house or structure. If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of South Louisville, Northwest Louisville and SERVPRO of Southwest Jefferson County immediately. 

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Understanding Mold

When water intrudes into your property, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Consider the following mold facts:

  • Mold is present almost everywhere, indoors and outdoors.
  • Mold spores are microscopic, float along in the air, and may enter your home through windows, doors, or AC/heating systems or even hitch a ride indoors on your clothing or a pet.
  • Mold spores thrive on moisture. Mold spores can quickly grow into colonies when exposed to water. These colonies may produce allergens and irritants.
  • Before mold remediation can begin, any sources of water or moisture must be addressed. Otherwise the mold may return.
  • Mold often produces a strong, musty odor, and that odor can lead you to possible mold problem areas.
  • Even higher-than-normal indoor humidity can support mold growth. Keep indoor humidity below 45 percent.

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