Mold is a common problem found in homes, especially if you live in an area with a lot of humidity or have problem plumbing. Unfortunately, mold can have serious health repercussions. If anyone in your household suffers from asthma or allergies, they are especially vulnerable. Thankfully, the team at Restore Pro has the experience and equipment needed to take care of your mold remediation project quickly and safely.
There are many types of molds. They can vary in appearance and they grow on different types of surfaces. Because some molds are not dangerous at all while others can cause severe problems, it can help to know what kind of mold you are dealing with.
Stachybotrys tends to grow on woods, wicker, paper, and cardboard. It needs a lot of humidity to thrive, and often follows water damage. These molds are often referred to as “black mold” although they can also be green or brown. They can cause a variety of reactions, including skin rashes, congestion, nose bleeds, coughing, headache, and other symptoms.
Aspergillus is the most common mold found in homes. It can come in several colors, more often greens and reds. There are over 185 species within this category. They are a common allergen and can be toxic. Symptoms are often respiratory problems, but eye and ear infections are also common. Several varieties are also carcinogenic, although are not as common.
Cladosporium has over 30 species. It is usually black, brown, or green. You will find this on smooth surfaces like painted walls, air ducts, and toilets. They can cause skin lesions, fungal infections on the nails and feet, respiratory symptoms, and asthma attacks.
Mucor is common in dirt and soil. Sometimes it is also found in air ducts and air conditioning systems. White-grey in colour, it grows quickly into a thick mat. It can cause zygomycosis, a fungal infection that can have serious consequences.
Penicillin is widely known for its use in medicine and as a food additive, but it also grows on walls, food, soil, carpet, and many other materials. It can trigger asthma attacks, and some people have severe allergic reactions. It is actually a very common infection in immunocompromised individuals.
Acremonium can be very dangerous. They produce powerful mycotoxins that can affect the immune system, bone marrow, various organs, and mental function. They are also a known carcinogen. The only positive aspect of this mold is that it has a very strong smell, so is usually detected fairly quickly.
Fusarium is a common fungus that grows in dirt and soil. It can be found on houseplants and in humidifiers. They can produce a toxin that affects the nervous and circulatory systems. It can cause stomach problems as well as skin reactions.
We know that mold is nothing to play around with. It can cause serious problems to your family and pets. The team at Restore Pro has the skills and experience to get rid of your mold problem safely. Call to learn more about what we can do for you. Our Mold Remediation team is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-847-0114. Learn more about our Mold Remediation Services on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/RestorePro911.