Different Types of Mold: What You Need to Know

Identifying the Types of Molds

There are different shapes, colors, and sizes of molds at home. This unwanted fungus is one of the most common problems among households. But what type of mold is there in your house?

It’s important to identify molds in order to create the best plan to eliminate them for good. So whether you are looking at a white, black, orange, or green mold, take action today to remove this threat from your lovely home.

Aspergillus

This is an allergenic mold that grows in air-conditioning systems and foods.

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Cladosporium

This is typically green or black, pepper-like substance that spreads on fiberglass air-ducts, painted surfaces, and toilets. It may not be toxic to humans, but this type of mold can cause allergies like rashes, sore throat, and red watery eyes.

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Red or Orange Mold

This is usually found outside your home. It thrives on moist woods and decaying plants. Orange molds appear slimy, but they are harmless. You can get rid of them for aesthetic purposes.

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White Mold

Technically, this is not a mold type. However, it is an early sign of mold growth that you should immediately remove.

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Indoor Molds Hazard Classes To Know About

Untreated mold at home will only lead to more serious problems. So as early as now, do something to get rid of them.

Indoor fungi are categorized into three hazard classes according to their health risks. These classes can be compared to the risk groups in microorganisms managed inside laboratory environments.

  • Hazard Class A. This class includes molds and their metabolic by-products which are extremely hazardous to human health. These metabolites should immediately be removed from households to prevent serious health problems.
  • Hazard Class B. The class B molds are those fungi that can lead to allergies once inhaled or contacted by family members.
  • Hazard Class C. In this class are fungi that are not really dangerous to health. However, spread of these molds can result to economic damage. So they should also be eliminated once you see them in your building or home.

How to Remove Mold Effectively

Treat mold today and save your family from potential health hazards. Professional mold remediation companies like Action 1 Restoration can help you resolve the problem right away. We identify molds through lab testing in order to make sure we provide accurate reports. Our experts have already worked with various types of molds and have managed even the worst mold situations.

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Why Choose Us

Action 1 Restoration guarantees customer satisfaction through advanced mold removal methods and technology. We prioritize our clients’ health and safety, so we make sure to fully restore and thoroughly disinfect affected areas. The mold inspection and testing is usually not free, but we provide our customers with a free mold removal and remediation estimate.