Pictures of Mold

Pictures of mold in bathroom

You can see from these pictures of mold how black mold can cause extensive damage in an attic or bathroom. The black mold picture of the bathroom demonstrates how difficult it can be to clean up black mold and why you might prefer to call in a professional rather than attempting the cleanup on your own, which is what we recommend; if you try to clean up a black mold problem on your own and don’t get all of it, your bathroom or basement or attic will soon look like this black mold picture once again and you’ll have to start over dealing with the problem.

Where Mold Grows

Black mold picture in attic

These pictures of mold show how mold can grow almost anywhere that you might have dampness, like attics, basements and bathrooms. It can grow on ceilings, walls, rafters, in corners and crevices. Mold particularly likes warm, wet, dark places. Once mold takes hold, it can be quite a challenge to cleanup. Notice how much black mold is growing in the bathroom in the black mold picture. That much mold could lead to multiple health problems. Even in the pictures where you don’t see very much mold, though, there probably is more mold behind the walls and above the ceiling tiles. Even though you don’t see it, it can be causing health problems in your household.

Health Problems Caused by Mold

Black mold picture in basement

If you have areas in your home that resemble these pictures of mold, you and your family are at risk for multiple health problems. Health problems caused by mold include respiratory infections, dyspnea (difficulty breathing), coughing, sneezing, itchy eyes, headaches, fatigue and lightheadedness. Children, the elderly, those with respiratory problems like asthma or environmental allergies, and those with weakened immune systems are most likely to suffer health problems from exposure to mold.

You can see large amounts of black mold in these photos of the bathroom and the attic, but the black mold picture of the mold along the basement ceiling may not look that bad. However, even small amounts of mold can contribute to health problems related to black mold.

Black mold on ceiling

Getting Professional Help

If you have areas of mold in your home that look like these pictures of mold, we recommend calling in a professional to help you clean up. A qualified professional can identify the type of mold you’re dealing with and will know the best products to use to clean up that type of mold. Just follow this link to get a list of licensed Mold Removal Specialists in your area. These specialists will offer a free inspection of your home, advice and tips, and a free estimate of the cost of the cleanup.

If you decide you want to try to clean up the mold yourself, we encourage you to consult with a professional first. Follow his or her advice in order to get the job done well. Take care not to spread mold spores to other areas of the house as you clean. You can see from some of these pictures of mold how the mold spreads out over a large area. Scattering more mold spores when attempting to clean up the problem will only make it worse.

Before starting the cleanup process, take a black mold picture or two of the worst areas of the house. You may need them for documentation if you want your home owner’s insurance policy to help cover the cleanup cost or if any legal issues are pending because you were not informed about the mold problem before you moved into the house. You’ll have records from the company that comes in to help clean up the mold, of course, but you know what they say – a picture is worth a thousand words.

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