How to Find and Cope with the Most Common Home Mold Types

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Mold is a nasty bacteria that you should not have to deal with. Hopefully, you will never have to deal with a home mold problem. However, mold sometimes unavoidable in your home. The best way to prepare yourself for home mold is to know what type it is, where to find it, and how to cope with your mold problem.

Different Types of Home Mold and Where to Find It

You may not know that there are different types of mold. The first step in dealing with mold is to determine which kind you have. Here are the different types of molds and where you can find them.

Alternaria

Alternaria is a common bacteria found both indoors and outdoors. This type of mold likes damp, interior areas such as the sink and shower. Outdoors you will find Alternaria in dark and dimly lit areas. If you have Alternaria bacteria, you may experience health problems such as asthma attacks and allergic reactions.

Aspergillus

Aspergillus is a very common indoors. It likes damp areas such as bathrooms. With Aspergillus, you may experience minor health issues if you inhale it. Aspergillus can cause serve health issues such as respiratory infections, allergic reactions, and inflamed lungs.

Aureobasidium

Auresobasidium is a typical indoor and outdoor mold. You will most often find it on wooden furniture, surfaces, painted walls and wallpaper. Auresobasidium is a spotty substance that is pink and black in color. Since Auresobasidium is a very common mold, you are more likely to develop an allergic reaction.

Chaetomium

Chaetomium is identified by it musty or old odor. You can typically find this type of mold in the drywall that experiences water damage. Chaetomium can cause some health problems.

Cladosporium

Most homeowners can discover Cladosporium inside their homes. This type likes both cool and warm areas like carpet, wood floorboards, wooden cabinets, and older fabrics. Exposing your family to Cladosporium can cause breathing problems and respiratory issues.

Fusarium

Fusarium likes to grow in colder and wetter areas. You will typically find fusarium in carpeted areas and similar fabrics. This type can cause the usually allergic reaction as well as respiratory infections and inflammation.

Penicillium

You will find Penicillium inside your home. It likes to grow inside insulation, furnishings, water-damaged furniture, carpeting, and more. Penicillium multiplies throughout the house, causing sinus infections, lung inflammation, and allergic reactions.

Stachybotrys Chartarum

Stachybotrys Chartarum is also known as black mold creates toxic compounds known as mycotoxins. If you breathe in this toxin, it can cause breathing issues, sinus infections, depression, fatigue, and asthma attacks. The way to identify black mold is by the musty smell. You will find this type in areas that stay damp like air conditioning pipes and ducts.

How to Cope

It is never pleasant to find mold in your home. However, the best thing you can do once you discover home mold is to call the professionals. Calling the professionals is the best plan of action.  To restore your home call Kelley Klean today at 573.559.3197.