Another day of mold to battle

As I stated yesterday, two of my clients live in a home where black mold is infesting their very living space. I cleaned out black mold from the bedroom windows, casings, screens, walls, baseboards, floorboards and even some off from some furniture surfaces where it was making its way along.
Okay people, listen up, black mold is toxic and can cause toxic black mold poisoning! It appears as a fuzzy black coating and thrives in wet and humid conditions. It is easily detectable on walls, ceilings, furniture, carpets and even clothing and food substances. It can even flourish, once it is introduced, on equipment such as air conditioners.
This mold can also present as fuzzy blotches of yellow, green and red besides the typical black coloring. It has quite an unpleasant odor to it. Although it looks and smells awful, the real danger is in the fact that it releases deadly toxins. This is certainly not healthy for the very young or the aging since it is not healthy for normal healthy people in general!
The scientific name for black mold is Stachybotrys chartarum or Stachybotrys atra. It is known in scientific circles to be toxigenic in nature; meaning that the mold itself is not toxic, but that it produces certain toxic substances called mycotoxins.
Black mold is typically found out of door, so when it surfaces inside and releases the mycotoxins, people breathe the air and eat the food contaminated with the toxin and that is how they can get black mold poisoning.
Now you see why I am trying to get the place cleaned up once and for all. This is not just about showing that With Age Comes Respect, this is about saving the lives of two people that I dearly love and care about!


About melissalstoneburner

Melissa is the proud mother of two boys. She also like to take care of all of her elderly clients as though they were her actual flesh and blood, too. Melissa began her elderly care business, Time to Care, in August, 2012. Since then, she has successfully seen several clients through life and onto the next life. She writes about what she knows, what she doesn't know, and reveals all the research in between. She believes that elderly care is the best thing she has ever done in life; second only to being a mother!
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