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Is Mold Really Dangerous?

Molds are known as a type of fungus. They are a plant-like organism that doesn't use photosynthesis to produce food, but rather, they get food directly from their environment. In order to eat, molds secrete digestive enzymes to dissolve organic and inorganic food materials.

Molds are actually present everywhere. They are seen in a variety of colors such as white, gray, and yellow, black, brown and the most common, green.

Mold spores are microscopic, meaning that they are extremely small and actually not visible to human eyes. They float along the air and grow on moisture, so it is a sure fact that they may enter your home through doors and windows or even have a ride on your clothes and pets.

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Molds quickly grow when exposed to water and they produce strong damp smell that can cause mold problems in the specific area where they grow. In your house, they may possibly thrive in your kitchen sink or bathroom.

If you need any consultation of free quote for mold removal – call us via 614-317-3021

7 Common types of Molds that can be found inside your house

There are various types of molds that can be seen in your house. It is important to know what type they are, so that you will know the proper way to clean and treat them away.

  • 1) Cladosporium - One of the most common molds that can be found inside your house. They usually grow in the woods, walls, dust and insulation. Color: green, brown, gray or black
  • 2) Penicillium - This type of mold is very familiar in terms of medicine, because it is the famous discovery of Alexander Fleming. Well, this type of molds is also hazardous. They usually exist in fruits, cheese and other foods. Color: blue, green, or white
  • 3) Aspergillus - This type of mold is very dangerous. They usually grow in walls, soil, clothing and paper products. Some Aspergillus can cause an allergic reaction or infection in people who have a weak immune system. Other Aspergillus can also generate toxins. Color: gray, brown, yellow, green, white, or black
  • 4) Alternaria - This type of mold commonly grows in colonies on the walls and the windows of your house, in the soil and plants and or in damp areas. Color: black or gray
  • 5) Ulocladium - Ulocladium have similarities in appearance with Alternaria. This type of mold also grows on the walls, around the windows and in some dusty areas. Color: black or gray
  • 6) Stachybotrys - This type of mold can create toxins, and can affect one's health. Stachybotrys needs very damp area in order to grow. Color: black
  • 7) Acremonium - This mold can be found in many places in your house, just like the other types, but the most common places where it develops well are in the dry walls, insulation and damp areas. Color: white, gray or brown

If any of them grow excessively, they can be dangerous to your health and your property. They may need proper removal and we can be of use – call us via 614-317-3021 for a quote.

Three Beneficial Aspects of Molds Used by Human

Molds are also a great advantage to human and to the environment. They help in many aspects of our life, especially when it comes to:

  • ● Foods They help to make foods like cheese, beer, bread, soy sauce, miso, tofu and etc. Molds are also used to preserve animals before they undergo in butcher process.
  • ● Medicine One type of mold is used to make medicine, which is an antibiotic. Molds are proven to be very essential in the synthesis of certain manufacturing processes in terms of medicine.
  • ● Industry Molds are also used in some industrial purposes. When it comes in fermentation of organic acids and cheeses, molds are valuable and highly used.

In common, if molds are under control – they can be useful. But you should be aware of excessive mold growth in your building that can harm your property and health. Call us today via 614-317-3021 and we will help you with your mold testing and removal needs.

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