You can find a lot of different types of mold in a lot of different types of buildings. Everyone of these molds could cause various kinds of health issues, it is all subject to the type of mold you or someone else is exposed to. Even though there can be as many as 100+ different types of mold that can be found in buildings, below are the more common types.
Different Types of Mold:
This mold can be found outside of your building in addition to its inside. It grows in damp areas, like bathrooms, underneath leaky sinks and/or pipes. It is typically found in buildings that were previously flooded or received severe water damage. This mold is inclined to spread, it can start on one end and spread to the other end all on its own. Individuals that are exposed to this type of mold may have allergic reactions and/or an asthmatic attack.
These molds are a toxigenic mold. It develops in appearance overtime beginning small and moist, then becoming a fine powder. It’s usually white, orangish, grey or pinkish in hue. Acremonium grows in areas that have higher condensation.
This is a mold that is typically found inside of buildings. This mold can cause individuals to have allergic reactions, hypersensitivity pneumonitis (inflammation of the lungs), and respiratory ailments.
Aureobasidium is a mold that is typically found outside of buildings; nevertheless, it can also be found inside of buildings. It grows on wooden and painted surfaces, and also on wallpaper. It can be in window frames, and their caulking. This mold is going to be pink and black in its color. There are a lot of individuals that are allergic to Aureobasidium.
Black mold is also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, consumes organic materials and can release spores after feeding on moist sub-flooring, wall insulation, carpeting or drywall. These mold spores can cause unsafe symptoms in people.
Botrytis grows where there is an elevated level of humidity, like your bathroom that does not have any kind of ventilation. It might cause allergic reactions, in addition to asthma.
You are going to find this mold growing on drywall with previous water damage and it has a musty smell to it.
Cladosporium can be found inside of buildings. It is one of the handful of mold types that is also able to grow in cooler temperatures, whereas a lot of types grow in more warm temperatures. It grows on places like fabrics and carpets, it also can grow on wooden surfaces, like your floorboards and cabinets. This type of mold can cause a lot of different respiratory concerns.
Fusarium is a mold that can also grow in cooler temperatures. It can be found on carpets and other fabrics that have had water-damage. It can cause a multitude of health issues, like allergic reactions, respiratory infections, and asthma. Individuals with weakened immune systems are more susceptible to infections when they are exposed to Fusarium.
Mucor is an allergenic type of mold that grows in dense patches. Its coloring ranges from grey to white and typically grows pretty fast. You can find this type of mold close to high condensation areas like A/C units. Mucor can be the cause health problems as well as worsen asthma symptoms.
This mold can be found growing on water damaged materials, such as wallpaper, mattresses, carpets, and insulation. It is one other type of mold that can start at one end of a building and rapidly spread all over. Individuals exposed to this type of mold could have allergic reactions, lung inflammation, and possibly a chronic sinus infection. This mold is going to usually be blue and/or green in hue.
Stachybotrys Chartarum is sometimes called Back Mold. It has a sludgy black appearance. This is what people think of when they think of toxic mold, nevertheless, it isn’t the mold that is toxic, but it does create substances that are. The toxic substances black mold produces are known as ‘mycotoxins’, coming into contact with these substances can cause very serious health issues, like allergic reactions, chronic sinus infections, breathing problems, exhaustion, asthma attacks, and possibly depression. It has a musty smell, grows in areas that are continuously damp, like A/C ducts or leaky pipes, this is because of the increases in condensation in these areas.
This mold feeds on dry wood. Serpula Lacrymans is yellowish in color. This mold is the cause of dry rot.
Trichoderma grows on damp surfaces like wet carpeting, wallpaper, and other surfaces which are damp a lot of the time. It is like Stachybotrys Chatarum, in that it creates the toxic substances of ‘mycotoxins. It can be the cause the same health problems as the Stachybotrys Chatarum. A lot of individuals are also allergic to Trichoderma.
This mold is found growing in areas that have a lot of water damage and it requires a lot of water for it to grow. Found growing on wet walls a lot. A lot of individuals are also allergic to Ulocladium.
Are You Aware of What Types of Mold You Could Have Growing in Your Building?
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