The Dangers of Black Mold - Vancouver Island | Pacific Decon

The Dangers of Black Mold


Black mold in crawlspaces, basements and attics are extremely common, and may impact homeowners in Victoria, Cowichan, Duncan, Nanaimo, Parksville, Qualicum, Courtenay, Comox, Campbell River, and Port Alberni.

The most common black mold symptoms and health effects are associated with a respiratory response. Chronic coughing and sneezing, irritation to the eyes, mucus membranes of the nose and throat, rashes, chronic fatigue and persistent headaches can all be symptomatic of black mold exposure or black mold poisoning.

Removing black mold isn’t just about maintaining your home, it’s about ensuring healthy indoor air quality and keeping yourself and your loved ones safe.

Black mold problems that are not addressed immediately can quickly spread to and contaminate other areas of your home, compromising its structural integrity and safety.

Once you know that you have black mold in your home or office, it is crucial to neutralize it as soon as possible. Never attempt to do so yourself as this could result in further contamination and unnecessary exposure. Contact Pacific Decontamination Services for expert help.

Black mold often develops in buildings that have been victim to serious water damage or flooding. It can be an equally destructive problem in both new and old constructions, leading to a decline in indoor air quality, Sick Building Syndrome and other serious health problems.

In fact, industry professionals often refer to black mold as the invisible killer because people usually have no clue that they have a problem until they start to experience debilitating symptoms and a decline in their health.

Where is black mold most likely to grow?

The following areas of a home are typically most prone to mold growth and therefore most likely to need black mold removal:

Basements (mold on floors, walls, and carpets as a result of moisture intrusion)
Crawlspaces (mold as a result of condensation on walls and ceilings)
Bathrooms (showering, leaky toilets and other sources of moisture give rise to mold on shower walls, tiles and grout)
Laundry rooms (washing machines, damp towels and poor ventilation can cause mold growth)
Kitchens (cooking, boiling water and washing without an exhaust fan causes humidity to accumulate and ultimately leads to mold growth)
Closets (storing damp or dirty clothing in a closed space can cause mold)
Underneath furniture (lack of ventilation, darkness, warmth and dampness can all contribute to mold growth).

The fact that mold is able to grow so easily explains why black mold removal is such a complex task. However, when left to a professional, black mold removal can be effective and yield long-lasting results. Call Pacific Decontamination Services today for expert help and remediation with black mold.

Symptoms associated with black mold exposure

Black mold, or Stachybotrys chartarum, is the deadliest and most dangerous species of mold and the one that should be avoided at all costs.

Listed below are some of the most common symptoms of exposure to this deadly black mold:

Coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing
Onset or worsening of allergies and/or asthma
Dizziness or nausea
Skin irritation and rashes
Throat irritation
Chronic fatigue and low energy
Itchy, watery eyes
Anxiety and/or depression

How Can You Neutralize Black Mold?

We neutralize your mold by applying our eco-friendly, safe chemical into your attic, crawlspace, or basement. Depending on the job, we apply our formula by spray, mist, foam, or fog. We do not use a tent. The average time of our on-site service is approximately one hour. An additional four hours is required to achieve maximum effectiveness. We ask that you stay out of the premise for approximately 5 hours in total. Read more about how we work.

Pacific Decontamination Services uses the world’s strongest, most effective and safe antimicrobial disinfectant, deodorization and chemical decontaminate. Our professional application will eliminate up to 99.99999% of any allergen, germ, bacteria or fungus that it touches. AND as powerful as it is, it is also completely safe.

What do you do next? How do you solve the challenge of mold and associated health hazards?

Call Pacific Decontamination Services at 778-269-0208 or email us!
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