If you live in a humid climate, it is almost a certainty that you will have to deal with a mold of some sort much more frequently than you may like. Even if you don’t live in a humid climate, odds are you will have to deal with mold in your home of some sort. A big problem with mold is that most people don’t know enough about it to make any determination about it than that it is mold. Nonetheless, understanding what types of mold you encounter and their varying characteristics will help you greatly in the mold cleanup process. It will save you time by knowing which types of mold really aren’t dangerous to be around and which ones are. Knowing this is important, however, you still shouldn’t take on the entire mold removal process by yourself. In the Nassau County area, Ace Restoration and Cleaning is here for you to aid you in the effective and thorough removal of all types of mold.
Alternaria grows in damp, dark spaces. Often it will be found in showers or sinks with leaky pipes. It is especially important to look out for because it can spread very quickly. Alternaria is known to cause allergy symptoms and even the development of asthma at times. Elder people and children are most susceptible to its effects.
Cladosporium is known for growing on wooden surfaces and fabrics, like carpets. It can also be found outside typically growing on plants. Typically, it enters the house from outside through the HVAC system. It can cause issues with your skin and nails along with respiratory problems. The usual mold-related problems are associated with it as well such as respiratory infections, allergic reactions, itchy eyes, coughing, sneezing, and runny nose.
Penicillium is most commonly found on or in insulation, carpets, wallpaper, fabrics, and so on. It is also one of the quickest spreading types of mold. Being exposed to penicillium doesn’t lead to serious health conditions, but it can cause sinus infections, allergy symptoms, and lung inflammation.
When people refer to hazardous mold, this type of mold is usually what they are referring to. Another name for Stachybotrys Chartarum is black mold. Black mold flourishes in places with access to continuous moisture such as air conditioning ducts and leaky pipes. Being exposed to this type of mold can bring on more serious symptoms. These are asthma attacks, depression, fatigue, and more serious respiratory problems. While it is speculated that black mold can cause very serious, even fatal, health effects there is actually no real conclusive evidence to support those claims.
Now that you know the basics of the common types of mold that grows in homes you should know how to appropriately act upon finding mold growing in your home. Despite the knowledge given above, however, you still don’t want to take on a mold removal DIY project. We at Ace Restoration and Cleaning in Nassau County have the training and expertise necessary to restore your home from any and all mold damage.