Black mold is the most common type of mold that grows in bathrooms. Black mold is a type of fungi that typically develops in residential households. When it develops, these toxic mold spores can trigger allergies. It can also make existing respiratory conditions, such as asthma, worse. Worst of all, mold can slowly eat away at your ceiling tiles. This causes them to cave in. If you recently noticed black mold on your bathroom ceiling, it’s time to call an eco mold removal company for help.
Here are the top causes of black mold on bathroom ceilings:
Excessive humidity causes black mold to grow. A humidity level of anything above 55 is enough for black mold to grow. HVAC systems can affect humidity levels indoors, causing them to change from room to room. Keep an eye on humidity levels in different rooms to prevent the growth of black mold. Also, keep your bathroom well ventilated. This will keep black mold at bay and prevent it from growing.
Mold thrives in dark conditions. This makes your bathroom a prime location, since the lights are usually off when not in use. If your bathroom ceiling recently suffered a leak, the room’s natural darkness can exacerbate mold growth. One way you can combat this growth is by adding a few fresh plants. Plants help purify the air by absorbing toxins.
Black mold grows in moist conditions. If not treated correctly, a water leak can cause block mold to grow on or inside your walls. Improperly remediated water damage can also promote the growth of black mold.
A water leak can be caused by:
- Severe weather
- Burst pipe
- Significant temperature changes
While this is not an exhaustive list, these are a few of the most common causes of water leaks in residential and commercial properties.
The type of insulation you have installed can affect the possibility of mold growth. Mold will grow on fiberglass and rockwool. While proper insulation should prevent mold growth, insulation that is improperly sealed can promote humidity and moisture – two factors that can cause black mold to grow. While you can minimize this after the fact by trying to control things like humidity and moisture, using spray polyurethane foam to insulate can block out any holes or cracks that could allow moisture and humidity to get in.
Do You Have Black Mold on Your Bathroom Ceiling? Contact the Pros at Green Genie Environmental
Black mold can be toxic, which is why you don’t want to use chemicals to remove it. That’s why you need to contact the eco mold removal pros at Green Genie Environmental. Our technicians only use eco-friendly methods of mold removal. Give us a call today at (716) 466-6653 to schedule an appointment.