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Facts About Mold

9/6/2022 (Permalink)

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Mold is a type of fungus that consists of small organisms found nearly everywhere. It can be black, white, orange, purple, or green. Mold thrives on moisture and reproduces utilizing tiny, lightweight spores that travel through the air. When mold is growing on a surface, spores can be released into the air where they can be easily inhaled.

The exact number of mold species is still unknown, scientists estimate that there are thousands. Many of them can affect your home and business.

Here are the three most common kinds of mold and how they are identified.

1. Aspergillus

Aspergillus is frequently found wherever dust accumulates and spreads to areas like floors, wallpapers, and air filters. It typically has a brown or dark green color and certain species are also found in food.

2. Cladosporium

Cladosporium colonies can grow in bathrooms, basements, and on any wooden surface. Typically, you can spot this type of mold by its green or brown color. This mold is possible to remove by yourself but calling qualified mold experts can assist in its disposal.

3. Stachybotrys 

Stachybotrys earned its nickname, black mold, through its distinctive greenish-black and gel-like appearance. It is frequently found where moisture dwells such as in restrooms or on walls in rooms that have experienced flooding. 

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