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 company 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 Woodland MN
Aspergillus is one of the most common types of mold that can grow indoors, and it is found in many households. There are many different species of Aspergillus, meaning that it can appear in many different colors. While Aspergillus is generally considered to be an allergenic type of mold, it can at times be more toxic, and can cause symptoms such as respiratory inflammation, asthmatic symptoms or attacks, lung infections, and more.
Another allergenic mold to know about is Aureobasidium. Aureobasidium is a type of mold that typically grows underneath wallpaper, or directly on wood or painted surfaces. Its appearance is generally pink, brown, or black, and it can cause irritation to your skin, eyes, and/or nails if you come into direct contact with it. It most commonly grows on surfaces in humid areas, such as your kitchen or your bathroom.
Lastly, Chaetomium is another type of mold to know about. Considered to be both allergenic and pathogenic, Chaetomium most commonly grows in areas that have been affected by water damage. Chaetomium is commonly found in leaky or water damaged roofs, inside of walls, underneath or near leaky sinks or pipes, and your basement’s foundation. It usually starts off as white and the gradually darkens to brown and black over time, has a cottony texture.
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.