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Different Types Of Molds and Removal Tips

Mold is a type of fungus that thrives in damp conditions. You can have damp conditions in your home due to leaking pipes, roofs and windows, improper ventilation, and humid weather. 

Mold can significantly affect your health resulting in breathing problems, irritation in the eyes, rashes, allergic reactions, and more. If you don’t take action to treat mold at the right time, it can lead to severe repercussions for your health. That’s why it’s important to hire a mold removal professional right away.

Types of Mold

There are different types of mold that you will need to remove. These include:

  1. Black Mold 

Black mold can develop indoors and outdoors. Alternaria is the type of black mold that can increase the chances of asthma. Stachybotrys chartarum, also known as black mold or toxic black mold, is a variety of microfungus that produces its conidia in slime heads.

  1. Pink Mold 

Pink mold is commonly seen in the bathrooms around the bathtub edges and shower area. This water-borne bacteria is also known as Serratia Marcescens. It can be harmful to your health, and you may suffer from problems like urinary tract infections, gastrointestinal issues, breathing issues, and meningitis.

  1. Green Mold

This class of mold belongs to the Cladosporium genus. You can see it on damp carpets, walls, and insulation. Having green mold in your home can lead to skin, eye, and sinus infections. 

  1. Brown or Grey Mold

Belonging to the Aspergillus molds, this type is generally not harmful. However, if there are sick or elderly people with a weakened immune system, it can lead to breathing concerns.

Mold Removal 

Jarvis Restoration removes all types of mold to ensure the health and safety of you and your family. Mold can begin growing in as little as 24 hours after you experience water damage. We recommend taking care of mold quickly for your safety and to reduce the total amount of damage. Call Jarvis 24/7 to schedule your free inspection today.

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