These Are the Types of Mold Found in Homes


Do you think you have mold in your home? If you’re getting ill and you don’t know why or mysterious marks are appearing all-around your home then it could be down to mold.

But what different types of mold can you find in your home? Identifying these are very important because you need to be able to take effective action to dispense with the specific type of mold. You also need to protect yourself with the right medical remedies for certain times of mold.

Here’s everything you need to know about mold removal and the types of mold found in homes.

Cladosporium Mold

Of all the molds in the world, this one is the most common. Cladosporium can grow on many surfaces. From textiles to wood and even on window sills, this mold is a menace.

Like other types of mold if it’s not treated it can cause respiratory problems, lung infections, and symptoms akin to hayfever to those who frequent rooms with the mold daily.

It also comes in all different colors from green to black and even white mold.

Chaetomium Mold

The key thing to note about chaetomium mold is that it indicates water has penetrated your home. As well as causing the usual symptoms of mold such as respiratory illness and hayfever the illness can also cause a nail infection called onychomycosis.

This will discolor the nail and potentially even make the nails thicker. Both toenails and fingernails can be affected.

If you discover this type of mold growing in your house be sure to contact pro services who can do a thorough job to get rid of your mold and make sure it doesn’t come back in a hurry.

Stachybotrys -Toxic Black

This type of mold is the most deadly. For it to start growing it needs water so you will want to check whether you have a leak or a serious damp problem in your house once you discover it.

It is largely found on wallpapers and sheet baskets or even on materials that you have lying around made of wicker.

The reason it is known as Stachybotrys or toxic black mold is that it contains mycotoxins. While it can cause severe allergic reactions and the media have often said it can cause lung cancer this is no concrete evidence of this.

Mold is known to affect vulnerable groups more such as babies, elderly people, and people with underlying skin conditions like eczema.

Treating Different Types of Mold 

Every type of mold is different and needs specific presentation measures. So the first step to mold remediation in your house is to identify what types of mold are in your house.

Toxic black mold is by far the most dangerous and if you do identify that type of mold you may want to consider hiring an expert to make sure you don’t get severely ill.

Many types of mold are caused by water entering your house so be sure to check around your house for ways it may have entered.

If you are interested in learning more about how to treat different types of mold be sure to check out the rest of our site.