Black Mold-What to Look for

black mold what to look for

If you think you have black mold what to look for are black or greenish fuzzy spots on areas you suspect. 90% of the suspended airborne particles are too small to see; yet small enough to be respired (breathed into the lungs) which causes damage and disease. These invisible particles are a serious health risk concern. It is widely documented that these particulates and poor IAQ contribute to the development of chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma and sinusitis. The best way to remove these harmful invisible particles is to properly ventilate your home through the use of a high quality ventilation system such as the E-Z Breathe.

How Clean Should Indoor Air Be?

Remember, there is no environment— indoor or outdoor—that is 100% free of hazardous materials, many of which (like mold and airborne particulates) occur naturally in the environment. Homes and buildings have been built to be more energy efficient since the 1970’s energy-crisis, leading to poor ventilation indoors. Couple that with the fact that people spend an average 90% of their time indoors and the correlation between increases in respiratory disease rate since 1980 becomes too much to ignore.

The E-Z Breathe Ventilation System reduces indoor air pollution, expels odors, eliminates moisture and removes damp, cold and contaminated air from your home. By exchanging this stale air for fresh air, the atmosphere within the home becomes healthier and safer. Removing this excess moisture also helps prevent damage to your home’s structure and drastically reduces the ability for mold to grow in your home.

Common signs of mold in a home

The most common indicators of mold infestation include a musty odor and the discoloration of surfaces. Mold can cause surfaces to change color to white, green, brown, black or orange. It is important to pay attention to these warning signs since mold can lead to a home’s structural damage as well as produce allergens, irritants and in some cases, potentially toxic substances.

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