Most Common Types of Mold Found In Homes
The 5 Most Common Types of Molds Found in Homes
Mold is a fungus that grows in damp areas. It can be found on walls, ceilings and floors of homes. It thrives in dark, humid places where there is moisture and little air circulation.
In general, mold spores are everywhere. They are found indoors as well as outdoors and they can enter your home through open windows or doorways.
Mold can grow almost anywhere there is moisture, including under sinks, behind appliances such as dishwashers or refrigerators and on bathroom tiles or shower curtains that have been left wet for long periods of time. In addition to building up in these areas within your home, mold may also grow on building materials such as wood siding outside your home.
If you think you have a mold problem, it is important to call professionals
Mold can cause major damage to your home, and if it isn't addressed correctly, it can be very expensive to fix. It is important that you do not attempt to remove mold yourself. Even if you think the mold is hidden in an area that cannot be seen by anyone else like behind the walls, there are still risks involved. If you have any concerns about mold or other contaminants in your home, contact a professional immediately so they can evaluate the situation properly and recommend an appropriate course of action.
Alternaria is a common type of mold that can grow on many types of materials. It can be found in areas with high humidity, such as bathrooms and basements.The most damage caused by Alternaria is when it grows on surfaces made from wood, paper or cardboard.
Aspergillus is a very common mold that can be found in homes and businesses. Aspergillus spores are very durable and can survive for years in the environment.
Penicillium is a type of mold that can be found in damp areas of homes. It may grow on any food, but it is particularly common in bread, cheese and other dairy products.
Penicillium thrives in warm and humid conditions. Foods left uncovered will be at greater risk for contamination from Penicillium than those that are covered or refrigerated after preparation.
Cladosporium is a fungus that is found in soil, decaying wood, and other organic materials. It's common in the home and can be found growing on food and fabrics. The branches of its spores contain dark pigments, which give them a brownish or black coloration.
Stachybotrys chartarum (aka black mold) is one of the most dangerous types of mold. It's a fungus that grows in damp, dark places and can cause serious problems.
Stachybotrys chartarum often shows up on indoor surfaces in areas where water damage has occurred from flooding or plumbing leaks. These locations include behind walls, under floors and carpets, underneath sinks and bathtubs, under windowsills or near leaking pipes or roofs. Black mold may also appear around doors and windows if they aren't properly sealed against outside elements.
Mold is a serious problem. It’s important to know how to identify it, and what you should do if you discover mold in your North Naples, FL home. If you suspect that your home is suffering from a mold infestation, don’t hesitate and give our SERVPRO of North Naples team a call today!