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Black mold is a harmful bacteria that produces toxins known as mycotoxins. Black mold is a greenish-black substance that is generally the result of some form of water damage. Black mold is known as Stachybotrys chartarum, and can cause serious health risks if not destroyed at an early stage. Mold grows in wet and damp areas of your home, and can usually be found in your basement or bathroom. You should immediately notify a mold remediation technician if you spot the harmful bacteria. The longer you wait, the greater the health risks. You have to be extremely careful when you attempt to remove the black mold from your house. Here is a quick guide on how you can safely and effectively remove black mold from your home.

Identify Black Mold

Identify & Remove The Source of The Problem – You need to quickly identify the source of the moisture problem. Mold forms during flooding or a water leak, but it can also grow in areas with high levels of humidity. You need to pay extra close attention to slow leaks, leaks behind walls and humidity build-up, which can all cause black mold. it only takes 24 hours for mold to grow.
Seal The Contaminated Room or Rooms – Seal the contaminated areas by placing heavy sheets of plastic over doorways, vents and other openings. Make sure you use heavy duct tape to keep the mold trapped from entering other areas of the house. Place an exhaust fan near an outdoor opening to help remove the mold spores from the room.
 
Cleaning & Disinfecting – Before you begin the cleaning process, make sure you are wearing a dust mask, rubber gloves and goggles to protect your eyes from the mold. Clean the entire area with a disinfectant to kill the remaining mold spores. Carefully scrub all infected areas with soap and bleach. You can use distilled vinegar to aid in removing of the harmful bacteria. Make sure you safely discard all sponges and other items that have been used to clean up the mold spores. 
 
 

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Black mold is a very serious problem. We are a safe and reliable mold removal company, with many years of successful experience fighting black mold. 911 Restoration San Francisco is the most trusted mold removal company in San Francisco. Our knowledgeable technicians will be able to conduct a thorough examination inside your home, and kill mold at an early stage. We use the most environmentally-safe equipment, and work 24 hours a day. You can always contact us to quickly and safely destroy all mold from your house. Get in touch with our customer support team, and let us help improve the quality of air inside your home by safely killing all traces of mold.