Mold remediation is a costly and time-consuming process, but the consequences of not fixing your mold problem can be long-lasting. There are different types of molds that cause various symptoms and effects on different people. Some molds cause allergies, some cause respiratory problems, and others can even be dangerous to your health.
You must know which type of mold problem you have in order to take the correct steps with remediation. Below are six different types of molds which could be living in your home!
1) Aspergillus – This type of mold is commonly found indoors and thrives at temperatures between 50°F and 80°F. The symptoms of exposure include wheezing, coughing, runny nose, headaches, a feverish feeling (or low-grade fever), and nasal stuffiness.
2) Chaetomium – This type of mold is typically found in wet environments, including inside your home. Its symptoms include different respiratory issues like coughing or wheezing and skin irritation, leading to more severe conditions if not dealt with right away.
3) Acremonium – This mold is usually found in your home and prefers moist environments. It is hazardous because it can cause different respiratory problems and even lead to issues in the bone marrow.
4) Alternaria – This mold prefers damp or moist environments to grow in. Its symptoms include various breathing problems similar to those caused by Chaetomium and Acremonium molds as well as skin irritation, leading to severe conditions if not treated immediately. It can be found below leaking sinks and in bathtubs.
5) Stachybotrys – This mold is also known as “black mold”. It is hazardous because it can cause different respiratory problems and even lead to memory loss and headaches. It usually grows on materials such as gypsum board, fiberboard, wallpaper, or acoustical ceiling tiles. Children are very susceptible to this mold so watch out if you have kids!
6) Cloadosporium – This mold is also known as “flesh-eating fungus” because it can cause various problems in the human body, such as rash and irritation. It usually grows on surfaces such as paint, wallpaper, fabric, and objects made from cellulose products, including cardboard boxes. Don’t touch this mold!
You might not think of a mold problem as a significant health concern, but the EPA reports that exposure to water-damaged buildings can cause problems such as upper respiratory issues, asthma exacerbation, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis.
At Aqua Dry Restoration Co., we specialize in residential and commercial mold remediation services, including air scrubbing with HEPA filters to remove all spores from the property after removing the moisture source. We provide free estimates for mold remediation, water damage restoration, and sewage cleanup. If you live in Thornton and think your home may have a mold problem, contact us immediately!