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3 Types of House Mold To Be Aware of

7/27/2020 (Permalink)

Sliced Loaf of bread with mold growing all over it. Most common Household molds that you should know about

Any time you have water issues in your Denver, CO home there’s a chance mold growth may occur as well, creating the need to call a local mold remediation professional. Mold grows best in dark and damp environments, and a house could have a number of these to offer.

Here are three types of mold every homeowner should be aware of.

Food Mold
One of the most common types of mold found in the home is food mold. This tends to grow on old leftovers, may may also appear on packaged foods, such as bread, when humidity is high. Fortunately, this is also one of the easiest molds to get rid of as the food can be thrown away and the containers washed in hot, soapy water.

Mold Around Plumbing
Another area mold growth can occur is around plumbing or in spaces with water damage. These areas provide the moisture mold needs and can often soften the organic materials the fungi feeds on. If you find mold in an area like this it’s best to contact a remediation professional so that the mold can be removed before it causes large scale damage.

Fabric Molds
Mold grows best in areas of high humidity or with a lot of moisture. This cam been that certain fabric areas around doors and windows may be at risk if wet weather such as rain or snow periodically get in. Make sure that windows are closed when rain is due, and try putting an absorbent drip mat in front of exterior doors to help protect carpeting in those areas.

When dealing with mold growth,in the home it’s important to remember that there can be several types of mold. Mold may grow on food, in damp areas around plumbing, and in spaces with damp fabrics. If you find mold in your home it's important to contact a professional as quickly as possible.