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Black Mold Remediation in Huntsville & Albertville, AL

Black mold is toxic to humans and can hide in your home or office in many subtle ways. Do you have any peeling paint, stains, or warped walls? Is there a musty odor coming from your basement or crawl space? Are you currently struggling with allergies? These issues are signs of mold at your property. Your next step should be scheduling a mold test (Special Touch does NOT do mold testing).

If that test is positive for mold, contact us for mold remediation services, including remediation of toxic black mold. Our crews are here to help you with your mold or water damage issues. That includes black mold remediation for properties within our service area in Alabama. Give us a call at 256-908-8484 or click here when you need mold remediation in Huntsville, Albertville, or Decatur.

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What Causes Black Mold to Grow at My Property?

Any mold growth at your property requires immediate attention. If you leave it alone, it will only continue growing. Mold grows when it comes into contact with water or moisture in the air. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, grows best in damp, warm environments with high cellulose content. The most common cause of black mold is water damage caused by a leaky roof, an indoor flood, or excess condensation.

Black mold can start growing on damp surfaces within 24–48 hours and can colonize in 1–12 days. When the issue arises, rely on the professionals for testing and remediation services. Also, be sure and solve your water damage issues immediately, so they do not trigger a black mold growth.

Why Should You Get Rid Of Black Mold ASAP?

Black mold is dangerous for both your home and you. Also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, Black mold thrives in warm, damp environments will high cellulose content. It can trigger dangerous respiratory diseases in humans. It can also cause serious skin and eye irritation, including rashes. Additionally, mold also degrades the look of your property. It can cause brown, black, or green stains on ceilings and walls.

Black mold also can cause peeling paint, peeling wallpaper, and warped walls. Any of these issues will lower your property value. Even worse, black mold can lead to structural damage to your home or office in Alabama

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Black Mold Remediation Process

Inspection: An initial inspection is done to find visual mold or affected areas.

Detect Leaks: Identifying the leads with specialized equipment to find the source of moisture.

Dehumidify: Control the humidity level and dry out the area.

Clean: Clean the affected area while maintaining the necessary protection against black mold.

Disinfection: Mold remediation doesn't end with cleaning. It requires disinfection to ensure the desired result.

Sanitize: Sanitize the area to ensure effective remediation.

Black Mold & DIY Remediation

We understand the urge to try DIY measures to save money, but this is a poor -- and even dangerous -- idea when dealing with mold. Homeowners do not have the tools, training, or experience to adequately eliminate toxic black mold.

Quite simply, it will be a waste of time, money, and effort. Getting rid of mold means you have to identify its type and take specific measures to remove that specific type of mold. Using the wrong approach will not impact the growth. Thus, you should rely on a professional for effective solutions.

Inspect Your Property After Any Bout with Water Damage

Water is one of the main sources of mold damage. If you ever experience any water damage at your home or office, then you need to have professionals inspect the area thoroughly for subtle signs of mold growth. Restoration professionals will help you to identify any water-related issues along with effective solutions.

They will find the source of the water intrusion and remove it. Lots of minor leaks that are not readily apparent to the naked eye can lead to mold growth. Mold thrives in dark, damp, and out-of-the-way places, often growing behind walls or in basements or crawl spaces.

Places to Monitor to Avoid Black Mold Growth at Your Home

Some areas have more natural humidity than others. Mold thrives best in humid areas that include:

  • Shower/Tub Area
  • Ventilation Fan
  • Bathroom Walls
  • Underneath Sinks
  • Bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Basement Walls & Floors
  • Crawl Space

Is Black Mold Toxic?

Black molds are considered toxic molds. However, all black mold is not toxic. Mycotoxins on black mold make it toxic. Regardless of the toxic nature of mold at your property, mold itself is dangerous. It degrades your indoor air quality and your health as well. Moreover, prolonged mold at your place might lead to structural issues. Thus, fast removal is important.

Cost of Black Mold Remediation

The cost of black mold remediation will vary depending on the size of the affected area, the severity of the damage, and more. It's better to consult with a professional to know more cost. You can rely on our professionals, they will inspect your area and provide you with an estimation of it.

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Benefits of Choosing Us for Black Mold Remediation in Huntsville, AL

  • Experience over 30 years of experience
  • Locally owned and operated
  • A+ BBB rating and Google-guaranteed
  • Free estimation insurance claim
  • IICRC certified company
  • Fast response & 24/7 live calls
  • Highly trained & unformed technicians
  • Detailed & accurate documentation
  • Effective solution
  • On our way less than 60 minutes

Ensure a Mold-Free Living Environment in Huntsville & Albertville

At Special Touch Restoration, we maintain clear communication with our customers and strive to ensure a safe home for you. Thus, our experts in Huntsville, Madison, Athens, Decatur, and other surrounding cities provide top-notch restoration and remediation services, including black mold remediation. Whether it’s water damage, fire damage, or mold remediation, you can rely on us for an expert solution. Just dial 256-908-8484 or click here to book an online appointment for services.

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Grant, AL

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I own a HVAC company that we’ve been called out for moisture, mold, and other problems that we were not sure of the issue. I recommend Special Touch to give a second opinion. Jamison and his company are top notch, and honest!

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