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When water damage occurs, be prepared to take action quickly to mediate the damage and prevent black mold. Mold spores are ever-present in the environment, but they take hold fast and rapidly grow when the conditions are right. 

Water leaks, condensation, and flooding commonly cause water damage that leads to mold. Mold favors warm and humid conditions, which is why mold exposure is more prevalent in homes and buildings in Southern states and areas with severe storms.

There are many types of mold. While mildew is a form of mold that presents as powdery and white, toxic black mold spores are greenish-black and more difficult to treat. All mold can affect your immune system, cause allergic reactions, and exacerbate long-term health problems.

How to Get Rid of Black Mold

If treated early, a homeowner can keep mold growth at bay and eliminate spores to prevent the spread. It’s important to protect yourself as you treat the mold, so always wear gloves, goggles, and a N95 respirator mask to reduce health effects. 

Follow these steps to treat mild and moderate mold infestations:

If you’ve taken these steps and mold is still present, the infestation may be too severe. The expert team at ATI Restoration will get to the source of the issue and provide mold removal services promptly. 

Contact our team online or by calling (866) 294-2341. Our specialists will provide an audit and make recommendations for mold remediation based on the severity of the outbreak.

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