How to Get Rid of Black Mold at Home

Michael Rubino

September 9

"Black mold" usually refers to a species called Stachybotrys chartarum. Exposure can cause serious health issues, making it vital to avoid in our indoor environments. 

Black mold (and mold, in general) is not something we want in our homes. The longer a mold colony exists inside, the more microscopic particles it will release into the surrounding environment. These will then lower indoor air quality and contaminate surfaces within a home, allowing for a long list of potential health effects due to exposure. That’s why any mold growth discovery should be handled the exact same way: quickly and correctly.

That being said, mold is like a weed. It takes extra effort to remove not only the visible colony but also any microscopic byproducts and root systems present as well. Once you identify black mold at home (here are the telltale signs), here's how to remove it correctly to help ensure your indoor environment stays safe.

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