What Is Black Mold?

Black Mold is nothing new to the folks of Bay County and surrounding areas. Many molds are black, but when people typically use the term "black mold", they're referring to Stachybotrys chartarum. Scientists have yet to find evidence that exposure to black mold(S. chartarum) is more harmful than any other type of mold.

However, people with a higher sensitivity, can begin to have respiratory issues after breathing in a small number of mold spores. Mold spores, inhaled in large quantities, can cause severe health issues in the healthiest of people.

Mold growths should be removed immediately and SERVPRO of Bay County is here to help! Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by visiting Mold Damage Tips

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 Bay County immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (850) 785-1077

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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SERVPRO of Bay County is locally owned and operated—so we live and work here too and are proud to be part of this community. We are also part of a national network of over 1,600 Franchises with special Disaster Recovery Teams placed strategically throughout the country to respond to large scale disasters.

We are proud to serve our local communities:

  • Panama City
  • Panama City Beach
  • Laguna Beach
  • Lower Grand Lagoon
  • Lynn Haven
  • Southport
  • Biltmore Beach
  • Apalachicola