Black mold often connotes the “Black Plague.” If you find something you think is black mold, don’t panic, as not all discoloration is mold and not all black molds are toxic. In fact, humans and pets often cause some of the spots that look like black mold. If people lean their heads against a wall repeatedly, or pets rest in the same spot against a wall, the oils from hair and fur can cling to the wall. The oil will collect dust from the air, and the patterns created often look like mold. If you see something that appears to be mold, relax and investigate the area, because you may be panicking for no reason. At the same time, learning to look for mold will also alert you to finding toxic mold. Toxic mold must be removed as it can cause several health problems in people and pets.
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