Black mold

Of the many types of mold, black mold is the most toxic. It needs moisture to grow, and in the post-flood areas, it’s been doing just that.

Others, like Calder, discovered spots of green and black mold rapidly claiming their furniture and walls.

A friend called Edwards a few days ago to report
black mold on houses in a neighborhood near her house.

What is Black Mold?

“Black Mold” is a term commonly used to describe a slimy, greenish-black substance which can result in serious health risk.

Spores from dried mold are very dangerous and should be cleaned with caution. You should never scrape or scratch at dried mold as the spores would then be released into the air and pose an inhalation risk. A respiratory mask and eye protection are necessary and adequate clothing to prevent skin contact is recommended.

An infested area of over 2ft is considered a “heavily infested” area and professional help should be consulted. Mold problems resulting from flooding should also be managed professionally to avoid possible health risk.

If they knock down buildings that have dried black mold, the spores will spread everywhere. Same thing if a water-damaged building simply collapses. The clean-up job here is of a staggering magnitude.

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