Jun 25 , 2020

10 Common Molds Found in the Home

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Understanding Types of Mold

Mold is a broad term that describes a range of micro-organisms that grow in the presence of a food source and usually require sufficient moisture. More specifically, mold is a type of fungi, and growths are sometimes generically called “mildew.” Mold usually falls into one of three broad categories.

Allergenic molds are not toxic in and of themselves, but can trigger allergic reactions such as asthma.

Pathogenic molds can trigger illnesses in people already weakened by other causes.

Toxigenic families of molds are the most dangerous because they create their own toxins that can lead to health problems that are sometimes lethal.

Fortunately, regardless of the type of mold you’ve got, it can be killed with a registered fungicide. (A registered fungicide has been tested by an independent government body and found to be effective and safe.)

Read on to learn more about the different types of molds and how to recognize them.

Family HandymanMold Remediation: How to Remove Mold A major mold infestation can ruin your home—and your health! The first step in mold remediation is learning how to remove mold and perform black mold removal.

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