Types of Mold
There are over 100 000 mold species, some more harmful than others. Mold
spores are less than 4 microns in size.
- They are so small that as many as 250,000 spores can fit onto the
head of a pin.
- In one minute your lungs can take in over seven hundred thousand of
Mold infestation can be obvious or it can be hidden in places like behind
walls and underneath appliances. Occupants often become sick from exposure
before a mold problem is even suspected. Learn how to prevent mold.
Common Household Mold
There are three types of black mold that are less common but are considered
very serious health hazards.
Toxic mold such as Stachybotrys, Acremonium,
and Memnoniella require water soaked cellulose (wood, paper, and
cotton products) to grow. Such mold types may appear slimy when wet -
with white edges.
- It is believed that as many as fifty percent
of all homes and buildings may have some level
of Stachybotrys infestation.
- If you suspect that you may be dealing with a toxic mold you should
vacate the premises and have a professionals remove the mold before
anyone comes back into the house. You can get quite ill yourself if
you inhale a large quantity of the fungal dust or get it on your skin.
Toxic Mold Confirmation
The Mold Patrol Testing Unit in conjunction with a certified environmental
laboratory consultant can confirm whether or not you are dealing with
toxic mold levels.
The Mold Patrol inspectors
can also make recommendations to help eliminate or reduce the problem.