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Mold Explained in simple terms; what you wished to know about Mold.

Mold inspection and testing is one thing you wouldn’t want to slack about, as mold is a common growth, that either is found both indoor and outdoor, yet it’s an undesirable development every homeowner wants to avoid at all cost. Am sure, the same applies to you. But do you know mold is always some mold everywhere you can think of. Well, the only there are good and there are bad molds.

 

Mold can be found in the air, on every surface, they have been in existence eons ago and they will always grow where there is moisture to sustain them. Which means they can only grow with the availability of water coupled with, other conditions such as poor ventilation, daily activities ranging from bathing, cooking, indoor plants causing dampness.

 

Mold can cause serious health problems in the home, when inhaled also can cause several allergies and respiratory problems. That is why you have to watch out for it in the homes, no matter the growth size you can call us call for it remediation as soon as you can.

 

Types of Molds in the home

If you are not familiar with the mold growing in your house, we outlined different kinds of mold you are likely to see in the home. Depends on the color you are seeing,  there are different varieties of mold,, which  can be green, orange, white, blue and black molds, some molds are harmful that the others.

 

Note one strain of mold can growth in different kinds of color, making it a combination of different of molds in a strain.  These makes it difficult to say exactly what type is growing in a home, unless a professional mold expert in Los Angeles comes to check it out. It’s strongly advisable to get rid of it, before it poses any health problems to any member of the family, especially kids.

 

Let’s take a look at the most rampant type of mold mostly found in homes.

Green Mold: Mostly caused by Stachybotrys Chartarum , this type of mold is also called, “toxic black mold” well you heard that right but do not be deceived by the mention of the color black in its alias.  When left untreated and upon continual exposure can make you sick if you a=have allergies or asthma.  It can also irritate the eyes, lungs, and the skin.

Black Mold:  Scientically known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, is a type of mold, that’s mostly found in-door. It usually grows in humid, dark areas of the house, like other molds, it spreads through spores released into the surrounding.

One of the characteristics of the black mold is their smelling nature. If you’ve really come across one, you will notice some musty, pungent and generally an unpleasant smell around the house. If you notice a kind of smell around to check around for any mold before it grows out of control.

Black mold can also surface with visible dark spots or rings on the wall.  These are the early signs you will notice when a mold is beginning to form. Well, it may not necessarily be a mold problem, probably due to water damage or water pooling at a spot. This is a sure recipe for mold growth.

Black mold can also grow with black color variations, the variations can appear as a stain, being black, orange, brown and/or even green specks.

Be sure to check with a professional mold inspection, to ascertain the type of mold growing in your home for a quick and well-researched remediation process.

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