There are many types of mold that can be found in your home, but four varieties are especially common. In this blog, the Delaware County mold damage remediation experts at Triage Restoration provide information about each.
Aspergillus is the mold most commonly found on food and in air conditioning units. It primarily thrives indoors and causes respiratory infections, inflammation of the lungs, and allergic reactions.
Cladosporium is black or green in appearance. It lives behind toilets and on painted surfaces and fiberglass air ducts. It is also considered non-toxic, but it causes symptoms – sometimes severe – in allergy-prone people. Symptoms include rashes and respiratory problems. Cladosporium generally thrives in warmer climates, but sometimes shows up in cooler areas as well. It lives in damp carpets and wood walls and furnishings.
Another common mold is stachybotrys chartarum, which is the slimy black mold that has the telltale musty odor often associated with mold damage. It is often labeled as “toxic.” The mold itself is non-toxic, but the mycotoxins it produces are toxic. Consequently, stachybotrys chartarum is often responsible for allergic reactions including respiratory problems, sinus infections, asthma, and fatigue. It thrives in damp areas including air conditioning ducts, areas of high condensation, and damp areas around leaky pipes.
Penicillium thrives in areas where water damage might occur. This includes anything from damaged carpet and wallpaper to insulation and waterlogged furniture, such as couches and even mattresses. This mold spreads quickly, so it is much harder to fight. Much like stachybotrys chartarum, penicillium causes allergic reactions, sinus infections, and inflamed lungs. Penicillium is often blue or green in appearance.
Do you have mold in your home?
Call the Delaware County mold damage remediation experts at Triage at (610) 690-3669 or reach us online via our website today.
Our services include, but are not limited to:
- IICRC S520 Standard
- Drying and Dehumidification
- Mold Remediation
- Cleaning and Decontamination
- Containment and Negative Air
- HEPA Air Filtration
In a mold damage emergency, you can’t afford to wait!