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What Types Of Mold Damage Can Occur In Your Chicago Home?

7/27/2017 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation What Types Of Mold Damage Can Occur In Your Chicago Home? There are several types of fungus which can cause mold damage to your Chicago home.

Types Of Mold Damage

There is a great deal in the media these days about mold. You have probably seen blog posts warning you about the dangers of mold in your home. SERVPRO is aware that fungus certainly can cause problems for homeowners, including unsightly mold growth, an unpleasant musty smell, and even potential health effects. Fungal growth might also decrease the value of your home.

“Mold” is a broad category. In fact, there are several types of fungus which can cause mold damage to your Chicago home. Some of the most common include:

Penicillium
Penicillium usually grows in carpets or wallpapers and can also be found in any decaying fabric. It is the same substance that is used to make the drug Penicillin – but of course, you do not want it in your home!

Alternaria
Alternaria is particularly fond of wet places such as bathrooms or around leaks, and also grows in carpets that have become damp. Alternaria spreads easily.

Aspergillus
Aspergillus is more common in warmer climates, and can also be found in building materials.

Cladosporium
Cladosporium can grow on either fabric or wood and is particularly common outside of the home, although it can enter your house through the HVAC system or on clothes and shoes.

Stachybotrys chartarum
Stachybotrys chartarum has a black appearance and grows in areas that have constant moisture such as bathrooms or around leaks, although it can easily spread to other regions.

We recommend putting in a call to SERVPRO at the first sign of mold damage in your house. We train our IICRC-certified experts to assess the extent of the mold damage and the type of mold present to draw up the best action plan for your home. We know that a visual inspection is not enough, which is why our teams have access to tools including moisture meters, penetrating moisture probes, and thermal hygrometers. We use tools to test for dampness and humidity. Our tools allow us to seek out patches of mold and see at-risk areas and ensure your home receives a thorough treatment.

Our professional technicians set up containment to help prevent the further spread of spores. We clean all visible mold and dry out damp carpets, furniture, and walls to reduce the risk of regrowth. Do not let mold harm your home. Contact SERVPRO of Evergreen Park / South Chicago City at (773) 337-3900 for help.

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