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Are You Supporting Mold Growth in Your Home?

2/26/2020 (Permalink)

The more you know about mold and how it can affect your home, the better prepared you will be to prevent its growth and the havoc it can wreak. Take a look at some facts about mold, so that you can be better equipped to protect your home.

  • Acremonium will typically grow in humidifiers, drain pans, and window sealants.
  • Alternaria is often found underneath leaking sinks, in showers, and around bathtubs.
  • Aureobasidium grows on painted surfaces and behind wallpaper.
  • Chaetomium grows where a home or structure has suffered water damage.
  • Cladosporium is often in carpets, sofas, and inside cupboards.
  • Mucor grows in patches inside ducts and around HVAC systems.
  • Stachybotrys, or black/toxic mold, thrives wherever there is high humidity.
  • Trichoderma causes damage to building materials.
  • Ulocladium can be found growing around tubs and sinks, as wells as windows with high condensation.

It is highly likely that you have noticed several of these throughout your home, but didn’t recognize them as harmful mold.

Learn How Mold Survives

Why are there so many types of mold in your home and is there any way to get rid of them? The key to understanding how to protect your home is to know as much as possible about mold and how it survives. Hundreds of these types of fungi exist all around us, in nature. Most of the time, they don’t cause any harm, but actually play a vital role in the ecosystem. However, with only a little bit of food and moisture, these spores can quickly proliferate into a mold colony.

Prevent and Control Growth

Mold prevention begins with good home maintenance. You should quickly repair any leaks or damages that take place in or around your home. Be on the lookout for any spots that look or smell damp. If you suspect growth, contact a mold remediation professional immediately for inspection and sanitation of affected areas.

Avoid Trouble

Mold, especially Black Mold, doesn’t have to be a big problem in your home. To prevent colonization, be sure to be as detailed as you can when cleaning your home. Thoroughly dry up any spills, leaks, or flooding that may leave behind moisture. If you suspect mold is present, contact your Bozeman, MT mold experts to help rid your home of these hazardous growths.