Common Types of Mold
There are many types of mold that can grow in homes, but some of the most common types include:
Aspergillus is commonly found in homes and is often associated with respiratory problems. It can grow on a variety of surfaces, including wood, paper, and textiles. Aspergillus typically grows in damp or humid environments and can grow on a wide range of materials, including food, plants, and building materials.
Aspergillus typically appears as a powdery substance that is green, black, or brown in color. It can also appear as a velvety or cottony substance that grows on the surface of materials. The mold may also produce a musty or moldy smell, which can be an indication of its presence.
Growth: Aspergillus tends to grow slowly, but it can be more difficult to remove once it has established itself on a surface.
Cladosporium is a type of mold that is highly allergenic and spreads easily, particularly during the warmer months of spring and early summer. People who are sensitive or allergic may experience hay fever-like symptoms, such as a stuffy or runny nose, sneezing, red eyes, a sore throat, and sinus congestion. When the spores are inhaled, they can cause respiratory problems in people with asthma or other respiratory diseases, such as wheezing, coughing, and shortness of breath.
Cladosporium tends to grow more quickly, but it is generally easier to remove.
Penicillium is a type of mold that is commonly found in homes. It is often associated with the spoilage of food, as it can grow on a variety of organic materials, including bread, cheese, and fruits. Penicillium is typically found in damp or humid environments and can grow on a wide range of materials, including food, plants, and building materials.
Penicillium typically appears as a powdery substance that is blue, green, or white in color. It can also appear as a velvety or cottony substance that grows on the surface of materials.
Exposure to Penicillium can cause a range of health problems, including allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory problems. Some people may also experience skin irritation or other allergic reactions upon contact with the mold.
Stachybotrys is a type of mold that is commonly known as “black mold” due to its dark color. It grows on a variety of materials, including drywall, wood, and paper, and is often found in homes that have experienced water damage or have high levels of humidity. Stachybotrys is known to produce toxins called mycotoxins, which can be harmful to humans if inhaled or ingested. It is particularly common to find it in homes that have experienced water damage or have high levels of humidity.
What do you do if you have mold?
Click Here for a guide that can help you better identify what type of mold you may have. Any type of mold in your home can be harmful to your health, especially if you have allergies or asthma. If you suspect that you have mold in your home, you need to address the problem as soon as possible. This prevents the mold from spreading and protects your health. It is recommended to seek the help of a professional mold remediation company. CIS Restoration excels at mold cleanup and removal. We use equipment that prevents mold from getting into the air and spreading throughout your home or commercial building. We also work with industrial hygienists to form a plan of attack to remove the mold. Then we have it tested to ensure that the mold has been fully removed. Call us NOW