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Most Common Indoor Molds: Delaware City, DE

10/24/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation Most Common Indoor Molds: Delaware City, DE If you suspect you have a mold problem, contact SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE immediately. 302-392-6000

Mold Is Present Almost Everywhere, Indoors & Outdoors.

Mold is a big problem in most homes, but many people are unaware of the problem. Most people think of the shower curtain, under the sink, or in the basement when they think about mold issues, but mold can grow anywhere.  Mold spores exist naturally almost everywhere. It can be found in drywall, in a leaking roof, and even in a Christmas tree. Most of the time, a low level of mold will have little effect on you. However, if you are allergic to mold or you suffer from asthma or other respiratory problems, the presence of mold in your home can be particularly bothersome. Exposure to indoor mold can prevent a serious health risk.

Five Most Common Indoor Molds Are:

Alternaria: 

Commonly found in your nose, mouth, and upper respiratory tract; can cause allergic responses.

Aspergillus: 

Usually found in warm, extremely damp climates, and a common occupant of house dust; produces mycotoxins; can cause lung infections.

Cladosporium: 

This very common outdoor fungus can find its way indoors to grow on textiles, wood, and other damp, porous materials; triggers hay fever and asthma symptoms.

Penicillium: 

Very common species found on wallpaper, decaying fabrics, carpet, and fiberglass duct insulation; known for causing allergies and asthma; some species produce mycotoxins, one being the common antibiotic penicillin.

Stachybotrys: 

Extremely toxic “black mold” that produces mycotoxins that can cause serious breathing difficulties and bleeding of the lungs, among other health problems. Thankfully, less common in homes than the other four, but not rare; found on wood or paper (cellulose products), but NOT on concrete, linoleum or tile. 

Mold Remediation and Restoration

When a home suffers a water damage event, a mold infestation can quickly arise and spread throughout a home in 48-72 hours. Because mold can produce allergens and irritants, you will want a professional that has training and experience to properly resolve the mold infestation. If you suspect that your Bear, DE home or business has a mold problem, SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE can inspect, assess and remediate your property.

Learn more about mold and what to do until help arrives by reviewing these mold damage tips.

Signs of Mold? Call Today – (302) 392-6000

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