The Top 3 Most Common Molds Found In The Home
At AA Action Waterproofing, one of the many services we provide to our mid-Atlantic customers is mold remediation and removal. Mold can find its way into your home through general moisture in the air, or after a leak or flood, but with over 300,000 types of mold out there in the world, it’s typically one of the big 3 varieties that you’ll be working with in your space. To get to know the mold, or potential mold, you may be dealing with, it’s best to get acquainted with these varieties first! The top 3 most common molds found in the home are:
- Aspergillus – Aspergillus is the type of mold you’re likely to find inside that old container in the back of the refrigerator, but you can find it in your home as well. Often this is a type of mold that will hide away in air conditioning or heating ducts within the home, and if your ducts tend to accumulate moisture, this is a mold problem you may find yourself facing. This is often considered a more harmless type of mold, but it can trigger allergy symptoms in individuals who have an aversion to it, as well as exasperated symptoms in those with asthma.
- Cladosporium – Cladosporium is often confused with toxic black mold, but this is actually a type of mold that while black and peppery in appearance, is not like the toxic stuff at all. Like Aspergillus, this is typically considered a less harmful type of mold, but it can be bothersome to those with allergies or asthma. You’re likely to find cladosporium on the back of a toilet, on tile, on painted surfaces, and in heating or cooling ducts.
- Stachybotrys atra – Stachybotrys atra is the type of mold that should only be handled by the professionals, and the type of toxic black mold that can grow in your home and cause you and your family to grow quite ill. If you see black mold in your home, there is a chance it could be a harmless cladosporium variety, but it should always be tested first as you want to avoid coming into contact with the toxic stachybotrys atra.
If you suspect you have a mold problem in your home, and you’re looking to have your mold tested or remediated from your home, simply call us at AA Action Waterproofing today to see how we can keep your home mold free!