Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
Mold Frequently Asked Questions
AlternariaAlternaria is a mold that produces large spores into the air. It can infiltrate the mouth, nose, and upper respiratory tract causing an allergic reaction. This is often found in carpets, textiles, house dust, and damp areas like bathrooms and basements.
AspergillusAspergillus is a type of mold that is commonly found in house dust and in areas with severe water damage. It can also be found in building materials like drywall and wood, where decomposing material is vulnerable to mold. They produce mycotoxins which can be associated with infectious diseases.
CladosporiumCladosporium is the most common outdoor fungus that can travel through HVAC systems to infiltrate your home. The indoor species of this mold-type grows on tile, wood, concrete, and other materials that are contained within damp and dark areas. This mold is known for triggering hay fever and asthma.
PenicilliumPerhaps the most common household mold is Penicillium. It is known to cause asthma, hay fever, and allergies with moderate exposure. You can find this mold on fabrics in furniture, curtains, clothing, carpeting, and any other fabric that is damp. This produces mycotoxins as well.
StachybotrysHave you ever asked "what is black mold"? It's name is Stachybotrys. It's specifically classified as a 'black mold' type, which is highly toxic. It's a 'slimey' mold that thrives on excessive moisture over long periods of time. The airborne toxins it produces is highly dangerous to humans as it contains more hazardous mycotoxins in larger doses.
For Mold Sensitive People
- Nasal stuffiness
- Throat irritation
- Coughing or wheezing
- Eye irritation
- Skin irritation
For Immuno-Compromised People
- Chronic lung illness
- Obstructive lung disease
- Infection vulnerability
For Healthy People
- Respiratory tract symptoms
- Excessive coughing & wheezing
- Respiratory illness in children