A dark-colored mass seems to have spread across a ceiling corner above your washing machine. And then you notice another growth, this time near the hot water heater in the basement.
What kind of mold could it be? Do you need black mold removal in your Edmonton home? Arm yourself with more information about mold with Advanced Remediation Solutions’ outline of different species. Read on to learn more about different kinds of mold and how you can protect yourself.
Educate Yourself: Different Kinds of Mold
Mold naturally occurs. Spores float through the air until they hit a surface. However, they only germinate and grow if they find moisture and warm air. Places like your basement and laundry room provide excellent growing conditions for mold spores. Once spores have germinated and grown, they'll form new spores and spread throughout your house.
Stachybotrys: Also known as the dreaded black mold, Stachybotrys grows in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 69% humidity. It takes between six and nine days to grow. Though it’s generally not found in the natural Canadian environment, black mold is found in wood materials, damp wallpapers, gypsum wallboards, and water damaged buildings. Luckily, Advanced Remediation Solutions offers black mold removal in Edmonton.
Memnoniella, Ulocladium and Chaetomium: These three represent what we call “indicator molds” because they grow in the same conditions as black mold. If you see evidence of these molds growing, you may also have Stachybotrys in your home. Call us to perform black mold removal in your Edmonton home so you and your family stay safe.
Trichoderma: This indoor mold attaches to kitchen surfaces like ceramic tiles and to dampened paper materials.
Aspergillus: This kind of mold causes respiratory infections in pets and humans. Certain types of Aspergillus can spread carcinogens.
Penicillium: Though bread mold was discovered to have an antibiotic effect, this species was also discovered eating building materials.
Fusarium: Found in soil, Fusarium has a reputation for contaminating grain and related products. It also can contaminate your home’s air ducts and infect members of your family with weakened immune systems.
Cladosporium: This fast-growing mold can start spreading in your home within 24
hours. It also can cause respiratory irritation, especially asthma attacks.
Schedule Your Mold Removal Appointment Today
Since 2004, Advanced Remediation Solutions has removed mold from Edmonton’s homes, offices,
restaurants, and hotels. If you think your property has experienced mold rowth, don’t wait and let it continue to spread. Book a consultation with one of our remediation professionals to learn more about black mold removal in Edmonton.
To request a quote, call us today at 780-466-5105. Discuss the signs of mold you’ve seen in your home with one of our remediation professionals. We’ll go over how our team will remove mold from your property and prevent future spore spread.