Black mold can cause major health risks for individuals who have breathing or immune-deficiency complications. It is a very dark substance (often a black, gray or greenish-black color) that can be found in the ducts, underneath the carpets or around the ceiling of your home or office. It is a toxic mold that should not be taken lightly upon detection.
Black mold is formed in moist areas and often comes in small patches of dark speckles. With carpet and insulation issues, it’s best to have the material removed immediately to avoid health risks. Internal black mold issues (air ducts, for example) are more difficult to not only detect but also manage and treat. All black mold issues should be handled by a professional HVAC technician.
Signs of black mold include increased allergic and respiratory reactions (sneezing, coughing, etc.), unexplained rashes and headaches. If you don’t have black mold and want to prevent it from becoming a burden in your home or office, installing a dehumidifier will assist in reducing moisture level in your surroundings.
Our experienced Charlotte NC heating and cooling technicians are experts in black mold prevention and maintenance. Call our Charlotte HVAC company for more information, or feel free to contact us online.