Utah is a major tourist destination with beautiful alpine forests, deserts, lakes, bustling big cities, and charming small towns. It is one of the largest states in the nation, with a total area of 84,800 square miles. In addition to tourism, Utah is a hub for information technology and research, mining, commerce and warehousing, and transportation. The state features the majestic Wasatch Mountains as well as the Great Salt Lake.
Utah has a dry climate, but it is still affected by different kinds of black mold, also known as Stachybotrys. When black mold infests a home, the results can be devastating. In extreme cases, family members’ health may be compromised, and homes may have to be abandoned and even torn down.
Exposure to black mold can bring a wide array of health problems. This type of mold releases spores as it starts a feeding frenzy on the organic materials in a home that have been exposed to water or moisture, including drywall, insulation, sub-flooring, or carpet. When inhaled, the spores can result in unpleasant and even dangerous symptoms in humans. A respiratory response is the most common reaction to black mold spores.
Even though Utah has low humidity levels, it has plenty of precipitation. Snow and rainfall can lead to moisture in pipes and sheetrock that can facilitate the growth of black mold.
If you suspect black mold, it is essential to have your home inspected by an expert in the industry. If your home has black mold, hire a professional to remove it. The Disaster Company has a team that is trained and ready to conduct mold inspections and cleanup in Utah.