Cladosporium Mold found in Homes

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Cladosporium Mold found in Homes

Molds exist inside your home and outside. If you do not become aware of them immediately, they can spread rapidly and infest many places in your home. To be able to distinguish what kind of mold is growing in your home, it is recommended that you get a sample and have it tested.

Cladosporium is a type of mold that can be discovered in your home and outside. There are about forty types of Cladosporium mold. You can find this mold in the vicinity of potted plants. They flourish in the dirt and rotting plants. There are times though that Cladosporium can materialize as plant parasites.

As reported by researchers, Cladosporium spores circulate within the air throughout the whole year. Although, small numbers of this type of mold exist throughout the colder months. They come out in large numbers throughout the warmer months, especially summertime; with day-to-day measurements extending from two thousand to fifty thousand spores per cubic meters of air. The development of various Cladosporium types inside of homes and other structures varies according to the amount of Cladosporium mold which exists outside. Also, the amount of this kind of mold may be affected by where and what items the mold is growing on inside.

Typical Cladosporium Types

Cladosporium mold grows on walls inside your home after molds like Aspergillus versicolor, Wallemia sebi, and some types of Penicillium have initially developed on. It develops on damp or moist construction materials used for your home which could consist of acrylic paints, plasterboard, water-logged wood, and damp insulation inside of cooling systems. Four typical types of Cladosporium molds are macrocarpum, cladosporioides, sphaerospermum, and herbarum.

Cladosporium macrocarpum is typically encountered in dirt, rotting plant life, seeds, concentrated apple juice, and air inside of buildings. Cladosporium cladosporioides is another universal type of mold that you can find in the air, dirt, paints, meats, and fabrics.

Another type is Cladosporium sphaerospermum which is one of the most prevalent types you will come across. You will normally find this type of mold in dirt, acrylic paints, air, sheet rock, painted wood, dust on your mattresses and rugs, damp insulation in cooling systems, HVAC fans, certain fabrics, and certain food items.

The last type we will discuss is Cladosporium herbarum. It too, is very prevalent and you can find it on fabrics, decaying woody and blossoming plants, paper, rubber, and various food items. This type can be encountered inside in places like the floors, mattresses, rugs, damp walls that are painted with acrylic, wallpaper, filters, fans, and insulation. Herbarum is regarded as the most prevalent free floating mold spores and is able to cultivate is various temperatures. Refrigerated meat has even been known to spoil as a result of this mold.

Most types of Cladosporium mold is not toxic to people. Although, in some rare situations, where it can be harmful to those with compromised immune systems. This type of mold can also trigger allergic reactions. If you are exposed to this type of mold for extended lengths of time, you may develop chronic asthma and allergies.

Mold can be eliminated from your home by using natural products made exclusively for mold removal. Keeping your home as free of mold as you possibly can will contribute to a healthier environment for you and your family to live in.

By: Bradley Skierkowski