Different Kinds of Household Molds
Posted in Mold Removal, on November 09, 2020
On the surface, household mold can cause concern for a homeowner. That’s because of the perceived health risks, even though most household molds are not dangerous. The truth is, with many thousands of different species, most molds are considered harmless.
What’s important is to distinguish the mold species and then determine if there’s any danger. A black mold outbreak, for example, would be of concern and would require professional black mold removal. This is especially relevant if occupants are suffering ill effects.
Professional mold technicians can identify a mold type based on the unique colour and growth pattern. Once discovered, it’s important to determine if the mold is dangerous. In general, the industry experts agree that household mold should be professionally removed.
Common Types of Household Mold
It’s not uncommon for homeowners to be living with mold without even realizing it. After all, it’s difficult to notice an outbreak in the attic or behind a wall. When exposed, mold can certainly raise a concern. The priority is to quickly identify the species, particularly if it’s black mold.
An experienced mold technician can accurately classify a mold type and then determine if there is a health hazard. Typically, technicians will evaluate three primary categories of mold.
- allergenic molds – these activate an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive
- pathogenic molds – these can aggravate symptoms for people who are already ill
- toxigenic molds – these are mold types that produce dangerous toxic substances
Preventing the Outbreak of Mold
In any residential home, it’s far better to prevent mold from growing in the first place. It means preventing the conditions that allow mold to grow. Controlling high levels of air moisture in a given space is critical. As well, water leaks or water damage must be effectively remediated.
Mold can be tricky – and it can often “hide” out of sight. Finally, when there are visible signs of an outbreak, the extent of growth can be realized. This is when a professional inspection is required to pinpoint the source and scope of the problem. It may also signal the time for remediation.
Mold Removal Requires an Expert
There’s no question that mold removal requires professional attention (particularly black mold removal). At Canada’s Restoration Services, our technicians are IICRC Certified with specific expertise in mold removal and remediation.
We follow established industry guidelines and ensure safety protocols for the effective removal of mold and full elimination of spores. More importantly, we make sure that there isn’t any cross-contamination in any of the affected areas.
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