Here are the Top 11 Risky Types of Molds that Can Grow Indoors!

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Our homes are supposed to be places of comfort and safety; however, if they are not kept clean and well-maintained regularly, molds can creep in and cause harm to our health and property.

Molds are found both indoors and outdoors, flourishing in moist, warm, and dark places. They can spread in your home through open doorways, windows, vents, and heating and air conditioning systems. With their presence in the air outside, molds can thrive in your clothing, shoes, and even pets.

When mold spores land on surfaces where there is too much moisture, like ceilings, roofs, tubes, walls, plant pots, or where there have been leakages or flooding, they will grow. When this happens, mold remediation in Fort Myers, Florida is available to help eradicate molds that threaten your health.

Why is Mold a Health Risk?

Eleven of the most typical molds that can easily develop within our personal spaces are discussed below.

Acremonium, the fine powdery substance

Cladosporium, the suede-like intruder

Cladosporium on Petri Dish

Trichoderma, the wooly-textured clusters

Aspergillus, a common indoor and outdoor mold

Aureobasidium, the colorful fungus

Aureobasidium on Petri Dish
Aureobasidium Photo by Fun With Microbiology

Alternaria, the common allergen

Alternaria Zoom and on the Petri Dish

Fusarium, the allergenic and toxigenic

Mucor, the extremely damaging allergenic

Mucor Zoom and on the Petri Dish

Penicillium, the velvet-like textured mold

Penicillium Microscopic View

Stachybotrys, the toxigenic mold with a slimy texture

Stachybotrys on the Wall

Ulocladium, the blackish mold

Ulocladium under the Microscope

Can I Remove Mold by Myself?

No. Doing it yourself and DIY mold testing kits are not recommended. At ServiceMaster by Wright, our experts have completed intensive mold remediation training as well as detailed instructions on the proper procedures for handling mold claims.

Hire a Professional Mold Inspector in Southwest Florida

ServiceMaster by Wright Technician doing Mold Remediation

A professional mold inspector at ServiceMaster by Wright has the proper knowledge and training to know where and how to test for mold. Our professional mold assessor will use specialized equipment to not only confirm the presence of mold but also to identify the type and the severity of the problem, determine where it’s coming from, and give an inspection report.

Hiring a mold inspector after you’ve confirmed a mold problem ensures that you’ve eliminated any traces of mold after you’ve finished the cleanup process or hired a professional to do it for you.

Contact us at (239) 431-9947 or connect with us online to schedule a mold remediation appointment.