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Types Of Mold

Mold is everywhere. There is always mold in the air, no matter where you are. Although media has made mold out to be awful and extremely dangerous, that’s not always the case. Some molds are completely harmless. Here are the three most common ways that mold will grow.

The first is pathogenic molds. This will more likely only affect children and the elderly. Healthy people are most likely not going to be affected. The effects will be more along the lines of respiratory issues.  If you find your children are coughing and sneezing a lot outside of cold seasons, it may be due to a pathogenic mold issue.

The next mold is allergenic. This rarely causes any hazards to humans. Unless you have allergies, in which case you may see mild symptoms including itchy eyes/nose/throat, sneezing, coughing, etc. The difference between pathogenic molds and allergenic molds – that you’ll notice – is that this one may affect an otherwise healthy adult as well.

The last type of mold is toxigenic. These will cause serious dangers to your health. Luckily, these dangerous molds are rare.  Toxic molds – such as black mold – occur usually when you have or had water damage due to sewage backup.  This type of mold can be deadly.  Be sure to have any sewage related water damage issues taken care of immediately and by a professional to avoid this type of mold damage.

Mold is extremely hard to tell which is which. Professionals will be able to test this for you. When mold growth is spotted in the home, you should call your local mold remediation company right away. The professionals will be able to ensure that the mold is gone for good and will not come back.

Contact us today for any mold remediation issues you may have.  Since determining which type of mold is which is almost impossible to do from a layman’s perspective, it’s important to get a professional opinion.

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