How Do Black Mold Spores Travel?
Ever wonder how mold travels? You find it in one place in your home, and then a few days later it’s in the next room over. Mold doesn’t crawl, hop, or slide — it travels either by latching onto skin, fur or fabric, or hitches a ride on air currents.
When does black mold travel?
Black mold, also known as toxic mold, usually repairs where it is if the colony finds an ideal living environment (which needs to be dark, damp and warm). However, if the climate is less than ideal, then the moisture that the mold holds will soon dry up and the colony will become brittle — but this is on purpose. At the slightest disturbance, these mold spores will detach from the original colony and travel elsewhere through your home. If they find another ideal environment, they will thrive and start a new colony. However, if they cannot find an ideal surface, the spores will eventually die.
What to do if you find black mold
If you’re moving furniture around or conducting and more thorough clean than normal and come across mold that is gray and powdery-looking, make sure to not disturb it! It’s imperative that you close off any windows, doors or vents that lead into or out of the room in order to keep the mold contained. Then contact BGS Environmental Services, Inc. for emergency mold removal services. We’ll be able to determine the extent of the mold damage as well as contain and remediation the problem quickly and efficiently.
Contact our residential mold removal company and prevent these mold spores from spreading!