Types of Mold Commonly Found in Durham-Raleigh Homes and How to Prevent It

There are many types of mold growing in today’s residential homes. Most mold is toxic and dangerous, but requires very specific conditions to grow properly. Generally, mold grows in damp, dark environments, where temperatures range from 60 to 80 degrees Fahrenheit. Following any type of water damagemold is common. You must be able to identify different types of mold, and take precautionary steps to avoid mold growth today!

Types of Mold

Mold is a fungus capable of growing virtually anywhere on the planet. Because of the potential health hazards, mold has recently become an increasingly popular topic of discussion. No one is exactly sure how many mold species are around today, but estimates range from the tens of thousands to possibly a few hundred-thousand. With these numbers, narrowing down the type of mold you just found in your attic is troublesome, to say the least.

Harmful molds are broken down into the following classifications:

  •  Allergenic – Molds known to cause and produce allergies or allergic reactions, including asthma attacks.
  • Pathogenic – Molds known to cause health problems in anyone suffering from acute illness.
  • Toxigenic – Molds known to produce toxic substances leading to dangerous or deadly health conditions. This is often known as “toxic mold.”

Mold Prevention

You can ensure your home remains free of mold and mildew with a few preventative measures, such as:

Using a dehumidifier, fan, or open windows to reduce moisture indoors

  • Fix plumbing leaks promptly
  • Prevent rain from entering your home
  • Clean fabrics routinely and keep them dry
  • Store items in well-ventilated areas

Of course, even taking precautionary methods is often not enough. It takes just a single spore to begin the growth process. Once mold has a foothold, you’ll want to schedule professional mold remediation to help the situation.

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