Three Common Types of Mould to Watch for In Your Home
Finding mould growing in your Edmonton home is bad news. Unlike other issues that can be addressed at your convenience, mould should always be considered a priority and dealt with ASAP.
Why? Because by the time mould appears it is already well-established and spreading. And depending on the type of mould, it can be a health hazard to your family and/or cause structural damage to your home. An expert in mould abatement and remediation in Edmonton can help you evaluate the situation and develop a plan of action to rid you of the problem.
Let’s look at three of the most common types of moulds found in homes and the health risks they present:
- Aspergillus comprises many genuses and can be a variety of colours. It grows on walls, insulation, soil, clothing, paper products and inside home air conditioning systems. It can range from allergenic to toxic, especially for people with weaker immune systems. It’s important to remember that moulds affect people in different ways. One person might not be bothered at all, while the very same mould spores might induce an asthmatic or intense allergic reaction in someone else. If you suspect a problem, a specialist in mould remediation in Edmonton can help you collect and analyse air and mould samples in your home.
- Cladosporium is another common household mould. It can be brown, green, grey or black and grows in areas around the back of toilets, in fiberglass air ducts, and on wood, dust, painted surfaces and insulation. It is not considered toxic per se, but can induce allergic reactions. Mould issues have increased dramatically over the last few decades with the construction of super-insulated, air-tight homes. But with the help of a mould abatement and remediation expert in Edmonton, you can get rid of the problem once and for all.
- Stachybotrys — the infamous black mould — is another common and toxic mould. It grows in very damp areas. You may be tempted to wash problem areas with soap and/or bleach, but removing the visible part of the mould is only scratching the surface. To rid yourself of the problem, you have to get to the root of it. This may entail localized cleaning, isolation, demolition and renovation. It may also mean improving ventilation and moisture control. A specialist in mould abatement in Edmonton can help make your home the healthy haven it was meant to be!
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