The Most Common Types of Household Mold

Stachybotrys Chartarum is the official name for black or toxic mold, which is one of the most dangerous types of mold that can grow in the home.

Stachybotrys Chartarum is the official name for black or toxic mold, which is one of the most dangerous types of mold that can grow in the home.

The last thing you want to discover is mold growing inside of your home. Unfortunately, if your basement accumulates moisture or has had water damage in the past, this may become a reality. Mold isn’t always easy to detect because it’s not always in visible places. Here are the most common types of household mold so that you are aware of what to look for.

Alternaria

This type of mold can form outside or inside and doesn’t require a lot of moisture to grow. You will often find it near showers or under sinks with leaky pipes. It can also grow in damp carpets as well. This type of mold can cause allergy symptoms and can lead to asthma development.

Cladosporium

Growing on wooden surfaces as well as fabrics, Cladosporium gets into the home through HVAC systems or just through open windows and doors. It can lead to skin and nail problems, as well as some respiratory issues. It can also lead to the basic symptoms of mold such as itchy eyes, coughing, and sneezing.

Penicillium

This type of household mold is one of the most common type and is known to spread more rapidly than other kinds. You will find Penicillium in the carpet, wallpaper, and on things like old couches and mattresses. Exposure to this type of mold also causes allergy symptoms  and can even lead to chronic sinus infections and inflamed lungs.

Stachybotrys Chartarum

More commonly known as black or toxic mold because of its color, this is one of the more dangerous types of mold. It grows in places that has continuous moisture such as a leaky pipes or the ducts of an air conditioner. Exposure to this kind goes beyond physical health problems and can actually cause fatigue and depression.

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