What Is Black Mold?

Is Black Mold The Only Dangerous Kind Of Mold?

Most people have heard of the dangers of ¨black mold.¨ In most cases, people don't know the actual details about mold and ¨black mold.¨ At SERVPRO of Mid-City San Diego, we believe that it is important to understand mold in order to be able to properly remediate it. 

There are many types of mold. No matter the color of your mold infestation, it is important to act with caution and refrain from disturbing the mold growth or touching the affected areas.

If you have any questions or are in need of mold remediation services, don't hesitate and give our SERVPRO team a call today!

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 Mid-City San Diego immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (619) 280-2398

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 Mid-City San Diego 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:

  • San Diego
  • City Heights
  • Rolando
  • Normal Heights
  • Oak Park
  • Kensington
  • Rolando Village
  • Chollas Lake
  • Azalea
  • Sunshine Berardini Park
  • Colina Del Sol Park
  • Clay Park