When you hear the term black mold, your thoughts may go straight to the stories of toxic mold and its potentially severe health consequences. While such stories are true, they are mercifully rare—but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take black mold, or any type of mold infestation, seriously.
Not every strain of black mold is going to cause a deadly reaction. In fact, mold can exist unseen in a home for years, and even people who’ve been exposed to black mold for a long time might not experience any adverse health effects. Yet, all the while, the spores are present in the air, and presenting a potential threat to your family’s health and safety.
Toxic or not, that’s not what any homeowner wants.
Basement Waterproofing Systems’ certified mold specialists have the skills and experience they need to rid your home of mold and restore the air quality to healthy levels. We’ve provided our award-winning services since 1961, and our mold remediation is backed by our industry-leading guarantee.
What Are Some of the Potential Health Issues Associated with Black Mold?
Now that you know not all black mold is deadly, it’s a good idea to learn some of the symptoms it can lead to. Common symptoms include:
- Nasal Congestion
- Red or Itchy Eyes
- Itchy Skin
- Sore Throat
- Nose bleeds
Rare symptoms include:
- Memory Problems
- Muscle Cramping
- Night Sweats
Keep in mind that mold can have a serious effect on one person in a household and no effect on another. Because of this, even if not everyone in the house is showing symptoms it doesn’t mean that you can rule out black mold as a possible cause.
Accurate Mold Testing and Remediation
Sometimes, a mold infestation is easy to spot, but that’s not always the case. Mold can hide in places where it’s difficult to find. That’s why the Basement Waterproofing team also uses air quality mold testing to determine if your home has mold and, if so, the extent of the infestation.
Once we have the information we need, our certified mold remediation professionals get to work. Benefits of choosing our services include:
- Our mold removal services meet IICRC S520 guidelines.
- We contain the area to stop the spread of mold until we complete the mold removal.
- Industrial water extraction equipment removes excess moisture to prevent future infestations.
- We use professional HEPA filtration to ensure harmful mold spores are removed from the air.
- Cleaning of furniture and other household goods affected by the mold is included in your quote.
We use an independent, third-party lab to complete pre- and post-treatment, so you can feel completely confident in the accuracy of the results. If the mold is still present after treatment, we’ll re-treat at no additional charge.
Contact Us for More Information About Our Mold Removal Services
If you think there may be a mold infestation in your home, Basement Waterproofing Solutions can help. Contact us to learn more about our certified mold removal services or to schedule a consultation. Give us a call today or fill out our online form right now to get started.