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5 Types of Mold That Can Grow in Your House

6/28/2021 (Permalink)

Mold spores. The most favorable conditions for mold growth are moisture and darkness.

Mold is a type of fungus that is present in nearly every environment, including your home. Most homeowners have probably heard of black mold because of media attention. However, there are actually many different types of mold growth that can occur in your home.

1. Acremonium

This mold usually grows in humidifiers, drain pans, window seals, cooling coils, and other high humidity environments. It begins as a small, moist mold that later becomes fine and powdery. It is usually grey, pink, white, or orange in color.

2. Aspergillus

This type of mold growth is one of the most common household molds. There are more than 185 species of this mold that come in a variety of different colors. Its long, flask-shaped spores can form thick layers on surfaces.

3. Chaetomium

This variety commonly occurs in homes that have water damage. It has a texture that is similar to cotton and changes color from white to grey to brown and then black as it gets older. Common locations for this mold include leaky roofs, sinks, and basements. It gives off a musty odor.

4. Fusarium

Fusarium also grows in water-damaged homes and can continue growing in cold temperatures. It is often found in wallpaper, carpeting, and other fabrics. It is usually white, pink, or red and sometimes grows on food or in compost.

5. Penicillin

This type can be identified by its distinctive green or blue surface and velvet-like texture. This mold is often discovered in buildings with water damage in Layton, Utah, while the mold remediation is being performed. It spreads quickly and often grows in wallpaper, ducts, mattresses, and carpets. As with many types of mold, it is important to eliminate sources of excess moisture to get rid of it.

These are just a few of the many types of mold growth you may find in your home. Whatever type of mold you have, it is important to have prompt mold remediation done to address the issue before more damage occurs.

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