Common types of mold in homes
Mold is a fungus that can be found almost anywhere, indoor and outdoor. They come in all shapes, sizes and colors but the most common types of mold include Aspergillus, Cladosporium, Penicillium and Stachybotrys, also known as black mold.
Common Types of Mold in Homes
- Aspergillus – is found in warm, extremely damp climates, and a common occupant of house dust. This mold produces mycotoxins which is a poisonous chemical compound.
- Cladosporium – is a very common outdoor fungus that can find its way indoors and grow on textiles, wood and other damp, porous materials.
- Penicillium - is a very common species found on wallpaper, decaying fabrics, carpet, and fiberglass duct insulation. It is known for causing allergies and asthma.
- Stachybotrys - is extremely toxic “black mold” that produces mycotoxins is most likely to appear in areas of the home that are particularly warm, humid and damp.
Since many types of mold can produce allergens and irritants, you should contact a qualified mold remediationcompany regardless of the color or type of mold. If you find mold in your home or business give SERVPRO of Lafayette/Moraga/Orinda a call at (925) 299-1323. We have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate your mold infestation.