What Is Black Mold?

Surely you know, based on news reports you have heard or read, that black or toxic mold is dangerous. It is crucially important to learn the facts and better understand mold in order to know how to react when you discover it in your Glendale, AZ home or business. Here at SERVPRO of Peoria/West Glendale we work hard to maintain our expert level of knowledge surrounding mold and it's properties. 

When you find any type of mold in your home or business it is imperative that you contact our mold remediation team immediately to assess the damage. While you are waiting for us to arrive, be sure to treat the affected area with extreme caution. Do not touch or disturb the area in any way. This will aid in the containment of the mold spores until our team arrives.

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 Peoria / West Glendale immediately. 

If You See Signs of Mold, Call Us Today – (623) 376-9779

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.

Locally Owned Company with National Resources

SERVPRO of Peoria / West Glendale 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:

  • Peoria
  • West Glendale
  • Weedville
  • Luke Air Force Base
  • Griffin Historic Neighborhood
  • West Glenn Estates
  • Grand Manor