Many different types of mold and mildew can form in residential and commercial properties, which can develop in both new and old buildings. Alternaria is a common mold that can often be found under the sink, in dimly lit areas, and the shower. It’s dangerous because it’s known to cause asthma and allergic reactions. Aspergillus and alternaria can be hazardous when inhaled because they are known to cause inflammation in the lungs, respiratory infections, and allergic reactions.
Stachybotrys chartarum is commonly known as black mold, which is toxic and is extremely dangerous to inhale. Many people experience sinus infections, respiratory issues, asthma attacks, fatigue, bloody noses, and depression. It can cause the interior setting to smell musty. Penicillium is also dangerous and is commonly present on furniture, carpet, and insulation that has had contact with moisture. It’s known to spread quickly, which can make it a serious issue if it’s not detected early on. Residents may experience allergic reactions, lung inflammation, and sinus infections.
Ulocladium is a type of mold that is often present both indoors and outside and can form when flooding occurs. Many residents don’t realize that it may be hiding in walls or under the floors, which makes it necessary to hire an inspector if there’s water damage. Fusarium often grows in colder environments that are wet, especially around the carpet. It may trigger lung inflammation and allergies.
Serpula lacrymans is a mold that thrives on wooden surfaces that become wet, which leads to dry rot and is easy to identify due to its yellow color shade.