Mold is common in homes and businesses but that doesn’t mean that you have to put up with it. Mold grows in places with lots of moisture like basements, crawl spaces, and bathrooms. Mold will continue grow if a moisture problem is undiscovered or unaddressed and can emit toxic particles that will travel through the air.

Here are the most common types of molds and how you can get rid of them:

Aspergilluscommon types of mold

This mold is allergenic and sometimes found in air conditioning systems. In some people, this can trigger a minor allergic reaction like sneezing and watering eyes. This mold has over 180 species but fewer than 40 are known to cause infections in humans, per the CDC.

This mold can appear white with blue or green coloring.


Cladosporium is a mold that grows in olive-green to brown or black colonies. This mold can also cause allergic reactions in inhabitants. It’s a common mold found in buildings where there is excess moisture, humidity, and water damage.

Stachybotrys Atra (Aka Black Mold)

The presence of black mold in the home is a serious cause of concern as this mold can cause or worsen health problems, especially in children, the elderly, or those with weakened immune systems. This mold can be black or greenish in color.

Remember that if a mold is black or dark in color, it doesn’t necessarily mean its black mold. Regardless, you should call a professional

Call The Professionals If There Is Mold In Your Building

No matter what type of mold is in your home or building, call a professional to get it removed. Sick building syndrome is a real phenomenon that is used to “describe situations in which building occupants experience acute health and comfort effects that appear to be linked to time spent in a building, but no specific illness or cause can be identified”, according to the CDC.

If there is mold in your building, do not paint or caulk over it. This does not solve the problem and the paint or caulk will eventually peel away. Avoid mixing bleach with other cleaning solutions.

For best results and a healthier home, call the professionals at Missouri Basement for mold remediation.

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