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Different Types of Mold Found in Your Home

4/12/2021 (Permalink)

Mold growth on the ceiling of a Deerfield Beach, FL home Mold can quickly get out of hand if you don't deal with it immediately.

Mold is a well-known fungus which flourishes in specific environments.  Damp, moisture-filled spaces are the perfect condition for mold to thrive; it just so happens that Deerfield Beach, FL provides the perfect humid conditions in homes and offices. Taking account of Florida’s very wet weather combined with the fact that mold can be found practically everywhere in nature, it is no wonder that mold damage is such a common occurrence for Deerfield Beach homeowners.

Despite it’s ubiquity, mold can be remediated and stopped from causing any long-term effects to the health of homes and residents. Professional mold inspectors and companies within the industry can spot mold more easily than a homeowner can. Regardless of the person identifying the mold, it is still important to understand the different types.

  • Alternaria

This mold is a common allergenic found developing damp places like bathrooms or around leaking pipes.

  • Aureobasidium

This mold is also an allergenic mold found commonly on wood, wall paper, or a painted surface.

  • Chaetomium

This mold can be found where water damage has occurred in a home or building. This can be a leaking roof or flooded floors whose water has affected the walls. An odor usually accompanies this kind of mold.

  • Cladosporium

Cladosporium grows in both warm and cold conditions often seen on indoor materials like upholstery or carpets.

  • Stachybotrys

More commonly referred to as “black mold”, this mold can have serious health implications and is found thriving in wet, humid areas.

The list of different types of mold far surpasses just five as there are more than twelve types. Growing conditions, appearance, and effects differs between each mold, as does remediation of each. IICRC mold certified or professional mold assessors are able to distinguish the mold affecting a home or business, providing proper recommendations on remediation. If you suspect your home is suffering from mold damage, instead of playing the guessing game, call a professional. Our crew can provide you with tools and next steps when dealing with mold damage. Call today if you have any questions on mold in your home!

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