mold-top-banner-12-29-16Most people know that they can always end up with mold in their homes, but that’s about all they know. When it comes to mold growing in the walls of your home, you likely have no idea what sorts of signs you should be looking for, or additionally, what sorts of mold can grow in your home. Yes, there are many different kinds. In this post, we will uncover the many different kinds of mold and which rooms in your house are mostly likely to develop them. Let’s get started!

The Effects of Mold

Sure, you may think that becoming an expert on mold isn’t entirely necessary, and you are right. But having some idea what sort of mold can grow in your home is good to know so that you can keep you eyes open for it. This is important because mold can have seriously negative effects on your health and the health of others who live in your house if it is present.

Indoor Mold Hazard Classes

In certain countries, indoor mold is considered to fit into one of three hazard classes. These are determined by the health risk that each type of mild poses to those who are exposed to it. The classes are as follows:

  • Hazard Class A
    These kinds of fungi is extremely hazardous. When this sort of mold is located in an occupied dwelling, attention should be paid immediately so that it can be removed as soon as possible. Without removing the mold in a timely manner, your health could be negatively affected fairly easily.
  • Hazard Class B
    This sort of mold tends to cause allergic reactions to the occupants who live in a home where it is present. Having this mold removed is important for long term health but it is not as dire of a situation as breathing in air that has spores from a class A fungi.
  • Hazard Class C
    These types of fungi are not known to cause any hazard to your health. However, if this is the type of mold that is present in your home, you may discover that it has caused damage to the structure of the house if it is not removed.

In Your Home

Now, let’s discuss the most common places in your home that are likely to have mold and what sorts of mold you may need to be able to identify.

 

Kitchens & Bathrooms
Wallpapers
Mattresses & Carpets
Window Frames
Basements
1. Cladosporium cladosporioides
(class B)
2. Cladosporium sphaerospermum
(class C)
3. Ulocladium botrytis
(class C)4. Chaetomium globosum (class C)5. Aspergillus fumigatus (class A)
1. Cladosporium
sphaerospermum
2. Chaetomium spp.,
particularly Chaetomium
globosum
4. Fusarium spp (class A)5. Stachybotrys chartarum, commonly called ‘black mold
(class A)
6. Trichoderma spp
(class B)

7. Scopulariopsis spp
(class B)

1. Penicillium spp., especially
Penicillium chrysogenum
(class B) and Penicillium
aurantiogriseum (hazard class B)
2. Aspergillus versicolor (class A)3. Aureobasidium pullulans (class B)4. Wallemia sebi (hazard class C)5. Chaetomium spp., particularly Chaetomium globosum

6. Scopulariopsis spp.

1. Aureobasidium pullulans

2. Cladosporium sphaerospermum

3. Ulocladium spp.

1. Aspergillus versicolor

2. Aspergillus fumigatus

3. Fusarium spp.

We know, all of the names of these molds are nearly impossible to say, so how can this possibly help you in the case that you discover mold in your home? We’re glad you asked. When you see mold in your home, we would suggest that you note where you have located it and then begin to look up photos of the different kinds of molds that are most commonly found in that space in the chart above.

This way, when you call CSI Cleaning Services to remove the mold from your Washington Township home, you can give a better idea of what sort of mold we are going to have to eliminate. Get the hazardous mold out of your home as quickly as you can when you enlist the help of our cleaning experts.