DIFFERENT TYPES OF MOLD

Mold may potentially be a toxic and harmful living organism that thrives in various conditions. Mold usually grows in dark and damp environments with temperatures ranging from 60 – 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Mold can be present just about anyhere from inside a home, office, car, any others.

Acremonium

This is a kind of toxigenic mold that changes its physical outlook over time. It breeds in humidifiers, drain pans, cooling coils, and window sealants. Acremonium starts out as a tiny moist mold which eventually transforms into a powdery substance. It varies in colors such as grey, orange, white, or pink.

Alternaria

This is the most common type of mold that typically breeds on any surface that is damp such as showers, underneath leaking sinks, and bathtubs. Alternaria has a velvety texture that is usually green in color or brownish fibres.

Aspergillus

This mold is very common in American households with over 185 species that appear in plenty of colors. It is usually found in the form of spores that have a flask shape which can build up into thick layers. This eventually forms long chains of mold on various surfaces.

Aureobasidium

This is a kind of allergenic mold which can occasionally be found thriving behind wooden surfaces that have been painted or wallpapers. It usually grows in a shade of brown, black, or pink which may eventually develop into darker brown.

Chaetomium

This mold can easily be spotted in structures that have been damaged by water. It has a texture that feels like cotton and can change colors after a certain period which starts with grey before going to brown and finally to black.

Cladosporium

This type of mold can easily thrive in both cold and warm atmospheres. It is often seen growing in materials that are found indoors like upholsteries, fabrics, and carpets or rugs. At times, it can also breed inside cupboards and under floorboards.

Fusarium

This mold is allergenic and toxigenic which is able to grow and spread at cold temperatures. It is usually found in homes that have been water-damaged, as well as on food remnants and compost. Fusarium often breeds in carpets, fabrics, and wallpaper. Its colors range from pink, reddish, or white.

Mucor

This form of mold is allergenic and it grows in patches near air-conditioning units, airducts, and HVAC systems due to the moist environment. It can appear in colors like white or grey and it is able to spread quickly.

Penicillin

This type of mold is allergenic which can easily be spotted by its green or blue surface with a texture that feels velvety. It usually grows in structures that have been damaged by water and also on wallpapers, carpeting, airducts, and mattresses.

Stachybotrys

This mold is also commonly known as “black mold” which is toxigenic and causes various allergic reactions. It easily breeds in damp areas with high humidity and appears in either black or greenish in color. Stachybotrys is also regarded as a highly-toxic mold as the mycotoxins that it produces may cause severe health issues.

 

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