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Common Types of Mold

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Mold can come in many different forms, shapes, sizes, colors. From black, green, white and even orange Mold Guys Restoration have seen and dealt with it all of them. Not all molds are the same and it is important to determine what type of mold is present in order to determine the relative health risk and how to best remediate the mold. The most common types of mold found in a home are Aspergillus, Cladosporium and Stachybotrys atra.

Aspergillus is an allergenic mold usually found in warm damp climates and a common occupant of house dust. This type of mold is dangerous because it produces mycotoxins a poisonous chemical compound which can lead to lung infection and aspergillosis.

Cladosporium is a common outdoor fungus that often finds its way into your home and grows on textiles, woods, and other damp porous materials. Cltypicalladosprium is typically a black or green substance that grows on painted surfaces and fiberglass air ducts.

Stachybotrys or otherwise known as black mold is extremely toxic and produces mycotoxins that can cause serious breathing difficulties and bleeding of the lungs. This mold grows on common household items such as wood or paper.

Mold in your home can be harmful to the health of you and your family. If you have any types of mold in your home call Mold Guys Restorations in East Bridgewater MA at (781)-733-3675

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