Mold growth is common in many homes, especially in areas of your home that are exposed to water and/or moisture for a long period of time or frequently. Mold can be divided into 3 different types typically: pathogenic, allergenic, and toxigenic. If you notice signs of mold growth in your home, especially as a result of flooding or water exposure, then you should hire a professional mold removal specialist to remove the mold from your home. Here are some of the most common types of mold that can form in your home to know about: Mold Remediation Deephaven MN
A common allergenic mold, Cladosporium typically grows in fabrics or textiles, such as carpeting, window treatments, and upholstered furniture. It can also grow inside of cupboards and underneath floorboards at times as well. Cladosporium is unique in that it can grow in both warm and cold conditions, and it is typically brown or olive-green in appearance. It can potentially trigger allergic reactions and can also cause rashes, infections, and other respiratory issues.
Unlike most mold types, Fusarium can grow even in cold temperatures, and is both an allergenic and toxigenic mold that typically grows in homes that have water damage, most commonly in carpeting, fabrics, and wallpaper. Fusarium can vary from white to pink to red, and also commonly grows on food products/in compost. The symptoms that Fusarium can cause vary greatly, from allergy symptoms to potentially serious and life-threatening conditions. Fusarium also spreads quickly, meaning that you should thoroughly check your home if you discover Fusarium growing somewhere in your home to make sure that it hasn’t spread and started growing elsewhere as well.
Another common allergenic mold is Mucor. Often white or gray in appearance, Mucor often grows in or near HVAC systems, air ducts, and air conditioners, and it can also grow in damp carpets as well. Exposure to Mucor spores can potentially result in respiratory problems and illnesses, and, in some rare cases, the health effects can be more severe.
If your home has significant mold growth or is showing signs of harmful mold types growing, then you should hire a mold removal company to come and professionally remove the mold in your home.