Mold growth isn’t an uncommon phenomenon when it comes to homes, especially in areas of your home that are exposed to water and/or moisture for a prolonged period of time or frequently. Mold can generally be divided into 3 different types (with some overlapping in multiple categories): allergenic, pathogenic, and toxigenic. If an area of your home is experiencing significant mold growth, especially as a result of flooding or extreme water exposure, then you will need to hire a professional mold removal specialist to remove the mold from your home and restore your home to the way it was. Here are some of the most common types of mold that can form in your home to know about: Mold Remediation Mendota Heights MN
Stachybotrys (Black Mold)
Stachybotrys, also known as black mold, is one of the most commonly known types of mold. Stachybotrys is a toxigenic type of mold that can also trigger allergies and that forms in damp or wet areas, or on surfaces that have had major water exposure, such as drywall, wood, and ducts. It can be identified by its black spots and musty smell. It’s a dangerous type of mold that can cause extreme physical symptoms, such as respiratory/breathing issues, nosebleeds, headaches, sinus infections, fatigue, asthma attacks, and many severe types of symptoms as well.
Acremonium is another type of toxigenic mold. Acremonium tends to form in household systems and areas like humidifiers, window sealants, drain pans, cooling coils, and other damp/humid/moist areas. Its appearance is often white, pink, orange, or gray, and it can sometimes grow with other types of mold, like Stachybotrys. It can be very dangerous if you are exposed to Acremonium, and Acremonium can result in very severe health issues.
Alternaria is an extremely common type of allergenic mold–the most common, actually. Alternaria tends to grow in damp areas, usually in bathrooms, such as in or around bathtubs, showers, and leaking sinks, etc. It’s also a common type of mold that grows in houses that have suffered flooding and/or water damage as well. Alternaria can trigger respiratory allergy and asthmatic symptoms if exposed to it.
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.