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Many Types of Mold
Do you suspect that mold has taken up residence in your home uninvited? Mold is astonishingly common, it can take countless forms, and it is not always lurking out in the open, making it hard to identify at first. If you have mold in your home, it is highly important to address the problem as soon as possible, as a delay could result in further home damage or health risks. A professional will be able to distinguish the type of mold in your home, and provide options. Let's take a look at the different types of mold that commonly take up residence indoors:
This type of mold often grows in areas where there has been extensive water damage due to an undetected leak. Once established, though, it often branches out and readily spreads to other areas of the home.
Is a genus of mold species that is common indoors, Aspergillus is often grows on spoiled food, or on plants. Aspergillus exposure can lead to respiratory problems, allergies, and asthma.
This species is quite commonly found outdoors growing on plants, but can be found indoors as well. It is an allergen, often referred to as pink mold, and indoors it is most likely to be found on hard surfaces such as wood, painted walls, or wallpaper.
Well known for its ability to quickly damage a crop of wine grapes, berries, or other produce, Botrytis can occasionally be found thriving in the home in damp areas.
White and cottony in appearance, Chaetomium is oftentimes found growing on damaged drywall. Severe health risks due to Chaetomium exposure have been documented.
Damp window sills, carpets, and fabrics make a perfect breeding ground for Cladosporium, as does any area with high humidity. Sensitivity to this genus of molds often manifests with symptoms similar to hay fever.
Another mold that is regularly found on crops and, therefore, serves as a common frustration for gardeners, Fusarium can grow indoors as well. It has been connected to skin infections and pneumonia.
Usually blue or green in color, Penicillium spreads quite easily and has been linked with respiratory problems, allergic reactions, and other health concerns. Penicillium is regularly discovered on water damaged surfaces, such as walls, carpet, and furniture.
Known as "Black Mold" or "Toxic Mold," Stachybotrys chartarum produces toxic compounds called mycotoxins that cause aggressive health problems due to exposure. Black mold is often found thriving on or around leaky pipes, in ductwork, or on air conditioning units. It has a slimy black appearance.
A cause of dry rot, this type of fungi is yellow in color and feeds on wood.
This mold is found in damp or water-damaged locations and can cause health problems similar to those caused by black mold. Carpet, under sinks, and other areas with high humidity make ideal living conditions for Trichoderma.
Requires extremely wet conditions to grow, and is often observed after homes have been flooded, or near an undetected leak. Ulocladium exposure has be linked to chronic asthma.
Mold thrives in moist conditions, and it is imperative to keep an environment dry to avoid mold growth. Ensuring that all leaks are repaired, all windows and doors are airtight, and investing in a decent dehumidifier, can all help to prevent mold colonies from forming in your home and affecting your health.