Common Dangerous Molds You Should Have Removed By A Professional


It is not uncommon to notice some minor mold growth in certain areas throughout your home, including the bathroom and the basement. However, how do you know if these types of molds are potentially dangerous for your family and should be removed immediately by a professional? Here are a few of the most common toxic or potentially dangerous types of molds found in residential homes that should be removed by a professional remediation service.

Stachybotrys Mold

If you have ever heard about your friends and neighbors talking about toxic black mold, they were referring to Stachybotrys mold. This type of mold is actually greenish-black in color and most commonly grows on products that contain high amounts of cellulose, such as paper products, fiberboard, cotton, and some types of wood.

This type of mold growth requires a lot of moisture to thrive so you might find Stachybotrys in places where there was a flood or water leak. Black mold can also be found in the bathroom or basement, where there are higher levels of humidity. If you encounter black mold or suspect there is toxic black mold in your home, contact a mold testing or remediation company right away.

Trichoderma Mold

Although Trichoderma mold is often found in soil or wood outside of your home, this common type of mold can quickly spread inside of your house. This type of mold often first appears translucent and as Trichoderma grows and spreads, it will start to appear more yellow or white in color. Just like Stachybotrys mold, Trichoderma mold will thrive in damp places and on products that are high in cellulose.

In addition to making you and your family sick, Trichoderma can also quickly destroy the wood furniture, paper products, books, and drywall throughout your home. Because Trichoderma can spread so quickly, it is critical to have it remediated quickly by a professional.

What Should You Do If You Find Any of These Types of Molds

If you notice any type of mold in your home, whether you suspect it is a form of toxic mold or you are concerned about the mold destroying your home, it is important to contact a professional mold remediation company. Do not attempt to remove large areas of mold or mold that are tested and found to be toxic.

Eliminating mold on your own can make you sick and there is a strong chance you will not eliminate all the mold and spores from your house.

Finding mold in your home can be distressing and it is important that if the mold is widespread or you suspect the mold might be dangerous, it is important to contact a professional right away for assistance. 

For more information, contact a mold removal company in your area. 


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