Black, Toxic Mold

Black Mold Dangers

Black mold, also known as toxic mold, can be quite irritating and even dangerous to those who come into contact with it. Unfortunately, it has the potential to grow in any building – homes, apartments, businesses, workplaces – if moisture is allowed to accumulate inside of them. Typically, mold will tend to thrive on surfaces like wood, ceiling tiles, carpeting, and insulation.

Where to Locate It

Black mold tends to thrive in locations with mild, moist, and dark climates. Inside a home, it is relatively easy for mold spores to find temperate and dark areas, but moisture can be difficult for it to come by. Therefore, as a homeowner or renter, it is important for you to keep your rooms as moisture-free as possible. Wipe steam off of surfaces and clean up any spilled water as soon as you can. By doing so, you can protect yourself against dangerous mold growth.

Sometimes, however, moisture can accumulate without your knowledge, even if you do take these preventative steps. Mold can accumulate within the very walls of your home if there is a pipe or roof leak, or if surfaces are not sealed against moisture effectively. When this happens, occupants may not notice such infiltration until a vast mold colony has already grown.

How It Harms You

Certain molds, such as black molds, can be quite harmful to humans. Those exposed regularly to such a growth may experience a number of health problems, including:

  • Allergic reactions or worsening of allergy symptoms
  • Headaches
  • Excess drainage
  • Nasal and sinus congestion
  • Fevers
  • Breathing problems
  • Skin irritation
  • Sore throat and coughing
  • Irritated eyes

Those with mold growths in their homes will not only have to deal with the associated medical issues (and bills), but they will also have to pay for the elimination of this infestation. Removing mold colonies from a home, especially vast ones that sprouted within the walls, can be extremely costly. If you are experiencing the devastating physical and financial effects of mold in your home, then you may be able to recover compensation.

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If you or someone you love has suffered injury or illness as the result of black mold exposure, then you may have the right to recover compensation from the responsible party. The New York City personal injury lawyers of Orlow, Orlow & Orlow, PC have the experience necessary to help you claim the damages you deserve. Learn more To, visit Http:// today.