When any mold is found in the home, it is hard to remove. Once it has started in your home, it can spread rather quickly. Places such as your basement, attic, and bathrooms in your home are magnets for mold.
Because mold can have harmful health effects associated with its growth, you should always call a professional to identify the types of mold growing in your home.
To give you a little more insight into the types of molds that could be growing in your home, here are a few of the most common types of mold that can grow in your home:
Alternaria is one of the most common forms of an allergenic mold in the world. It appears dark green or sometimes has tiny brown hairs. The texture looks velvety, and it will typically grow in damp, dark spaces of your home, such as your showers, bathtubs, or underneath your sinks.
It’s also common to find this mold grow after significant water damage to your home. If this mold is found in your house, it’s important to treat it rather quickly because if not, it will spread rapidly.
Another mold that’s commonly found in households is Aspergillus. There are over 185 species of this mold that appear in many different colors. It has long flash-shaped spores that form thick layers of mold.
Just like Alternaria, the Aspergillus mold is also allergenic. However, it can also become more toxic depending on the species and the environment that it’s affecting. Certain strands of Aspergillus mold can produce aflatoxins, which is a deadly carcinogen.
This unique mold has been recognized for thriving in both warm and cold conditions. You can find it inside your home, typically on fabrics, upholsteries, and carpets. You may also find it hiding underneath the floorboard or in cupboards.
The Stachybotrys is also known as the frightening “black mold” It is a toxigenic mold that can cause severe allergic reactions. It’s often referred to as “black mold” because of it’s dark greenish or black color and slimy texture.
Do You Suspect Mold in Your Home?
If you believe mold is growing in your home, contact Cornerstone Home Inspections. We will check for mold throughout your home to ensure that it’s safe for your family to live in.
Give us a call today at (973) 650-4151!