Trust AdvantaClean with Black Mold Cleanup Service

Mold, particularly the term black mold, strikes fear in most homeowners. This fungus has a reputation as being an insidious, sinister bringer of disease. However, the truth about this pesky microbial nuisance is a bit simpler. While it may have a gloomy presence in your home and bring some health issues, it is not necessarily more dangerous than any other strains that could develop. AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs wants you to know that the cause of the health issues can be the same as what caused the mold to begin with; musty, damp environments that do not get a proper cleaning. Therefore, in many situations, black mold is a symptom rather than a cause. 

If you notice musty odors or visible colonies, you must hire services to remove black mold from your Dunwoody home as soon as possible. Spores can colonize quickly in the right conditions and get out of control in days to weeks. 

What is Black Mold?

Black mold is a type of fungus named Stachybotrys Chartarum in Latin. It is often found in buildings with water damage or dampness due to poor ventilation. It is known for consuming cellulose, which means it can live and thrive on surfaces such as:

  • Wood

  • Paper-based products

  • Drywall (or gypsum)

  • Wallpaper

  • Flooring

This mold is rarely found in nature, as it often struggles with natural fluctuations in sunlight, humidity, and temperature. However, many homes and other buildings make for the perfect growing environment. 

Is Black Mold Dangerous?

A common belief is that this microbial growth is poisonous, and having it in your home can cause severe health complications. However, the truth is more complex in some ways. There are toxic substances produced by all strains of fungi called mycotoxins. This substance can vary depending on the organic matter consumed, temperatures, and humidity levels. There is some evidence that shows mycotoxicosis can lead to some of the following conditions:

  • Headaches

  • Aches and pains

  • Changes in mood

  • Nosebleeds

  • Memory loss

Should you or anyone living in your home have the above issues or changes in allergies and breathing, you should speak to a physician and schedule a mold inspection for your property. 

Allergies and Irritation

Spores are also known to cause allergic reactions in some people. When coming into contact with or inhaling spores, it can cause irritations such as:

  • Watery or irritated eyes

  • Runny nose

  • Sore throat and/or dry cough

  • Skin irritation or rash

  • Difficulty breathing

Due to the possible hazards involved with mold exposure, DIY methods for mold cleanup are never recommended. Dislodging the spores can cause them to become airborne and spread into unaffected areas of your Dunwoody property. 

Professional Mold Remediation

AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs offers long-term relief of mold development with our proven processes to eliminate the source of the problem. We get to the root cause of moisture development and take all the necessary precautions to keep spores from moving throughout your interior. All bacteria get removed from surfaces, and we put measures in place to keep the problem from returning. 

It is also imperative that your HVAC system is checked and that all ductwork, filters, and vents are properly cleaned. Any spores that may have made their way through the system can settle inside and start to colonize. 

We Clean All Porous Items

We determine salvageability and clean whatever is possible for any porous items in your home impacted by microbial growth. Materials of concern include:

  • Drywall

  • Mattresses

  • Carpeting

  • Upholstery

  • Drapes

Call AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs at (404) 474-8443 to schedule our IICRC-certified team for professional black mold removal services.

You can remove any traces of hazardous mold from your Dunwoody home or business with our team at AdvantaClean of Sandy Springs. We feature state-of-the-art fogging technology, air scrubbers, and specialized vacuums to carefully remove microbial growth from all surfaces. With our services, you can feel confident you have a healthy home or business.

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