Black mould, something every property owner should aim to avoid. This blanket term is the generic name used to describe the Stachybotrys Chartarum, a species of mould. This form of mould can spread easily as it germinates in properties that have a build-up of moisture in the air and grows on condensation moisture on surfaces. Properties which are warm and humid are at higher risk of condensation and the growth of mould.
The only positive thing about black mould is that it is instantly recognisable. The downside of the black fungus is that it can spread through materials like paint, wallpaper and plaster, causing damage to the fabric of a home. It also can severely affect clothes and furnishings.
Black mould growth also leaves a lingering damp smell. Black mould also carries health risks, with the potential to aggravate existing respiratory conditions.