Different Types of Molds

Mold Remediation in Wrightsville Beach, NC

At APR Restoration, we know that the term mold is often used very generally, but molds can come in many different species that all may have different effects to your property as well as the health of people who are exposed to the air around the mold. If you are in Raleigh, Wilmington, New Bern, or their surrounding areas in North Carolina, and you aren’t sure how to deal with mold growth on your property, you can call APR Restoration for analysis and mold remediation services 24/7.

 

Acremonium

This type of mold is commonly found in areas exposed to excessive moisture including after a flood. This type of mold generally spreads slower than other molds, therefore if you catch it early it can be more easily contained, and the damage can be minimized. You will typically find this mold starting as a small wet patch and eventually developing into a powder-like substance. It may appear in many colors including gray, orange, white, or pink. This mold can cause infections including eye infections, so be sure to contact APR Restoration as soon as you notice its presence. 

 

Aspergillus

Aspergillus is a combination of hundreds of different species of mold. This type of mold tends to grow in oxygen-rich environments where there is a high concentration of substances like sugar and salt. As a result, you’ll likely find this mold on old bread and potatoes. This mold can cause infections, especially if ingested. It is also the cause of an illness known as Aspergillus, which can cause shortness of breath, wheezing, fever, and more.

 

Chaetomium

Often found after water damage, you will often find this type of mold growing on materials that have cellulose, including materials like wood, drywall, and wallpaper. This mold can have serious health implications if exposed including asthma, sinus issues, and hay fever. 

 

Mucor

Usually appearing as a yellow or white mold, Mucor appears to have a cotton-like texture. This species of mold is often found in schools, homes, and offices. It can thrive in dusty areas, carpeting, and mattresses. This mold is extremely common and poses a relatively low risk, but if you have pre-existing respiratory conditions, it is always good to be aware of the growth of any kind of mold. 

 

Stachybotrys

While you may not have heard the technical name, you have likely heard of this species of mold. Stachybotrys is also known as black mold or toxic mold. This mold can cause severe illness. Generally, a very dark green, often described as black, this mold is found in damp places throughout the home and is often sticky to the touch. Wet carpets, bathroom ceilings, and basements are common places you may find black mold. This mold is toxic and needs to be properly and professionally remediated as soon as you notice its presence. This mold has even caused fatalities.

 

Time To Contact APR Restoration

When you notice the presence of any mold, the only way to be sure you completely remove and prevent its growth of it is to call a professional like APR Restoration in North Carolina. We have services available 24/7, so contact us now to get your home or business back to normal and mold-free!