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What Is The Most Common House-Hold Mold?

Mold can pose a threat to your home and health. The amount of danger that mold can cause depends on the person. Some people are more sensitive to mold while others aren’t affected at all.The following 12 types of mold can be found in and around homes, whether visible or not.

1. Acremonium


Acremonium is a mold that’s commonly found in buildings that have suffered water damage. It’s slow-spreading, making it easier to catch than other molds. This mold begins as a small moist substance and then evolves into a powdery material. The color of acremonium can vary, often appearing in shades of grey, orange, white and even pink.

2. Alternaria


Alternaria is found both indoors and outdoors. Outside it can be seen in damp places such as on dead plant material, grass with dew and overwatered soil. These spores can spread indoors and be found in carpets, wallpaper, window frames and air conditioning systems. To find this type of mold in your home, you’ll need a professional air test for mold and surface sampling. Alternaria can spread quickly so once it’s found, you’ll need to call in the professionals to remove it.

3. Aspergillus


Aspergillus mold can be found in a variety of places, both indoors and outdoors. It is often found in soil, decaying leaves, compost heaps, air conditioners and humidifiers. Aspergillus can also be present on stored grains, fruits, nuts and meats. It is also possible to find Aspergillus mold in household dusts.

4. Aureobasidium


Aureobasidium mold can typically be found in damp or wet areas, such as in showers, kitchens, bathrooms, or basements. This type of mold is often characterized by its black or dark brown color. If you think you may have Aureobasidium mold in your home, it is important to have it identified by a professional and removed as soon as possible. Left unchecked, this mold can cause serious damage to your property and pose a serious health risk to you and your family.

5. Chaetomium


Chaetomium mold can be found in moist, dark environments such as bathrooms, kitchens, basements, and laundry rooms. It may also be found in areas that have been damaged by water intrusion. Look for it on walls, ceilings, carpets, furniture, and around plumbing fixtures.

6. Cladosporium


Cladosporium mold can often be found in damp, dark places in the house, such as in crawlspaces or in the bathroom. You may also find it growing on walls or ceilings. This mold is often black or green in color, and has a velvety texture. If you think you see Cladosporium mold in your home, it’s important to have it identified by a professional as soon as possible. If left untreated, this mold can cause serious respiratory problems.

7. Fusarium


Fusarium mold is most commonly found in moist environments such as soil, decaying vegetation, cellulose materials. leather, and textiles. It can also be found in air-conditioning systems, humidifiers, dust collectors, and on window sills. Outdoors it can be found on plants and in agricultural fields where these crops are raised. It can also be a contaminant of foods such as peanuts, pistachios, grains (especially maize), fruits (especially strawberries), spices (especially chili peppers), and coffee beans.

8. Mucor


Mucor mold is a fast-growing, common type of mold. It’s often found in damp or humid environments, like kitchens and bathrooms. While mucor mold isn’t usually harmful to healthy people, it can cause serious respiratory problems for those with asthma or other lung conditions. If you think you might have mucor mold in your home, it’s important to have it tested by a professional and removed if necessary.

9. Penicillium


Penicillium mold is a type of fungus that can be found in soil, on plants, and in some cases, even in the air. This mold is usually blue or green in color and releases spores into the air. When these spores come into contact with people or animals, they can cause allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and even infections. In severe cases, exposure to Penicillium mold can be fatal.

10. Stachybotrys – AKA Black Mold


Stachybotrys mold is a type of black mold that can cause health problems in people who are exposed to it. Exposure to this type of mold can lead to respiratory problems, skin irritation, and other health issues. If you think you may have been exposed to this type of mold, it is important to see a doctor and get treated.

Black mold that can grow on materials such as drywall, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, and wood. It is typically found in areas where there has been water damage, such as around leaky roofs or plumbing, or near flooding.

11. Trichoderma


Trichoderma mold is a type of mold that can be found on plants, paper, and other surfaces. It is a greenish-white mold that typically has a fuzzy texture.Trichoderma is a type of mold that can cause health problems in people with weakened immune systems. It can also cause respiratory problems and skin.

12. Ulocladium


Ulocladium is a type of mold that can cause respiratory problems in people with asthma and allergies. It thrives in moist environments, such as bathrooms, kitchens, and crawlspaces. It is often found in polluted indoor environments and can grow on many different types of surfaces, including wallpaper, paint, carpets, and furniture. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after being exposed to Ulocladium mold, please see your doctor.

If you have any kind of mold you should never delay mold removal and remediation. As stated above some people might not even be affected by mold. But, the reality is that many people don’t even know they have a mold allergy until they get sick. We can help with any kind of mold removal. Call us today!

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