Basic Mold Facts From MoldEaters in Vancouver WA

mold gaugeMany of you have heard about mold and know that it is bad. That said, how many of you have questions about molds and how they actually impact your home and your health. In today’s blog post, we are answering some of your biggest mold related questions.

What are molds? Molds are fungal growths that can be found inside and outside of your home. It is nearly impossible to determine how many species of mold actually exist, but it is estimated the number ranges from tens of thousands to three hundred thousand or even more. Molds thrives in warm, damp, and humid conditions, They spread and reproduce by creating spores, which can survive in very harsh environmental conditions.

What are some of the most common molds that you might find inside your home?

  • Alternaria
  • Aspergillus
  • Cladosporium
  • Penicillium

How do molds affect people?

Some people are sensitive to molds and are greatly affected. These people may experience these symptoms when they come into contact with mold:

  • Nasal stuffiness
  • Eye irritation
  • Wheezing
  • skin irritation
  • Fever
  • Shortness of breath
  • Mold infections in the lungs

If you have any other mold related questions, do not hesitate to contact MoldEaters in Vancouver WA today. Click here to read about our services.