Introduction to Mold
Mold is prevalent in many environments inside and outside many building structures, and it usually develops 24-48 hours after moisture is exposed to any interior part of your home or business. If you suspect mold in your home or business, you'll want to schedule an inspection with us so we can recommend steps for remediation and removal of mold from your property's structures.
Some information you should know about various mold and it's classifications:
There are various types of mold, some harmless and others hazardous to health and/or home. Some common types of mold include:
- Alternaria (Hazard Class B) is a type of mold that is common for causing allergies. It is often found during the spring and the late fall season.
- Aspergillus (Hazard Class A) mold is a toxic type of mold that can cause a variety of respiratory disorders and other health issues. It is the most common type of indoor mold.
- Chaetomium (Hazard Class C) is most often found in water-damaged buildings. A building likely has a water problem if chromium is present.
- Cladosporium (Hazard Class B) is typically found during the summer months and is known for causing asthmatic attacks.
- Fusarium (Hazard Class A) thrives in moist indoor conditions and typically causes health risks that include inhalation hazards.
- Geotrichum (Hazard Class A) causes a range of health hazards — including respiratory issues — and is mostly found in sewage and polluted water.
- Mucor (Hazard Class A) is a dangerous type of mold that affects the sinuses, skin, respiratory system, eyes, and in rare occasions, even the brain.
- Penicillium (Hazard Class B) can be found on moist materials, including walls, wallpaper, floors and other damp surfaces in buildings. This mold is also known as blue or green molds, and can also cause allergic reactions.
- Stachybotrys (Hazard Class A) is a black mold that causes serious concern due to deaths that are possibly linked to it.
- Ulocladium (Hazard Class C) can mostly be identified in areas that have a higher level of moisture, such as bathrooms, basements, and kitchens. This type of mold generally indicates the presence of water damage.
There are three different classes of mold. The mold that can be found in homes can be broken down into different categories based on their level of health risks.
Hazard Class A - Any mold that is determined to be a Class A is the most hazardous type. These types of mold can severely impact your health. If Class A mold is found in the home, it is incredibly important to remove it from the home as soon as possible to eliminate any serious health risks.
Hazard Class B - While Class B molds are less hazardous than Class A molds, they can still be dangerous to your health. This classification can cause allergic reactions, especially if one has prolonged exposure to it.
Hazard Class C - Class C molds are not known for causing health risks, but if they are left untreated they can cause serious structural damage to the building.
If the Mold Xperts find that mold is present in the home, it is important that we begin the mold removal process as soon as possible. We want to eliminate any health risks to you and your family or any further damage to your home. One of our professional mold remediation specialists will effectively remove the mold from your property in a timely manner.
Reach out to us today to schedule an inspection! An inspection will typically take around two hours to complete and we also provide sampling at a 99 per sample in order to give you a more in depth analysis.
In Business Since 2010, we are an all-in-one Mold Inspection and Remediation Contractor for your home and business needs. Mold is prevalent in many environments inside and outside many building structures. It usually develops 24-48 hours after moisture is exposed to any interior part of your home or business. If you suspect mold in your home or business, schedule an inspection with us and we can recommend steps for remediation and removal of mold from your property’s structures.