Different Types of Mold in your Home

Different Types of Mold in your Home

Mold can happen anytime and anywhere in your home or working establishment. Most people assume that mold is not harmful and just lowers the aesthetics of your home or business.

Mold will trigger asthma and can cause serious illness. If you experienced sneezing or coughing you need a mold inspection in your home or business establishment. Different types of mold require different kinds of treatment. As soon as you discover mold in your home or business establishment call your trusted mold remediation and inspection company.

Here are some common mold types that can be seen in your home:

ASPERGILLUS

Over 185 species are appearing in many different colors and are commonly found in American households. It has long flask-shaped spores that can form thick layers or walls of the mold. This creates long chains of mold growth on surfaces.

Aspergillus is an allergenic mold, but it is also capable of becoming more toxic depending on the species and the environment affected. It can lead to symptoms like asthma attacks, lung infections, and respiratory inflammation.

ACREMONIUM

This mold typically grows in humidifiers, cooling coils, drain pans, and window sealants. It first starts as a small moist mold that turns into a fine powdery substance. Acremonium mold is often pink, grey, orange, or white.

CHAETOMIUM

Chaetomium is a mold commonly found in water-damaged homes and buildings. This mold is usually found in a damp or leaking roof, basement or sink and maybe recognizable by its musty odor. This mold causes health effects such as skin and nail infections.

AUREOBASIDIUM

You can find this mold growing behind wallpaper or on painted walls or wooden surfaces. Aureobasidium usually develops in pink, brown, or black color. As it ages, aureobasidium typically turns a darker brown color. This kind of mold can cause dermatitis or skin rash if directly touched with bare skin.

ALTERNARIA

This mold typically grows wherever dampness occurs like showers, bathtubs, and leaking sinks. Alternaria is the most common form of allergenic mold in the world. It’s a velvet-textured mold with dark green or brown hairs. Alternaria is also a common mold species that appear as a result of water damage to a home or building.

As soon as you discover water damage in your home call ServiceMaster by Lovejoy for water damage restoration and mold inspection and remediation services.

ServiceMaster by Lovejoy mold inspection and remediation services will help you prevent mold from returning to your home. There is a more urgent need for awareness than just the aesthetics of your home or business. Mold has very real health concerns. If you think you have mold you should call us at 678-293-0297 immediately! We have the needed equipment, professionals, and experience to help you with your mold problems.

Servicing homeowners and business owners in Atlanta, Sandy Springs, Decatur, Stockbridge, Conyers, McDonough, Stone Mountain, Covington, Social Circle, and Dekalb County and nearby Counties.