Types of Mold

There are thousands of species of mold that have been discovered over the years. A quick google search about mold will leave one struggling to pronounce all the different scientific names these species have.  When Indoor Mold Specialists conducts a mold test one of the benefits that exists is that the final report outlines all the types of mold found and the levels of each mold species.  We take the extra time to explain to you the findings and recommend the next steps in the process.

Often out customers are concerned about “black mold”. The scientific name for black mold is Stachybotrys. Toxic black mold has been linked in the United States to buildings with poor air quality and in many cases situations where a water damage or leak occurred but was never rectified. In the news black mold (Stachybotrys) often is the topic of potential health issues.

It is important to understand that black mold is not the only mold that is dangerous for your health. Each individual has a different tolerance for mold and for certain mold species. Whereas one person may not be allergic to a species of mold, another person may be very allergic or even development an allergy to mold. This is why it is important to treat all mold matters seriously. When you think you may have a microbial growth problem it is time to have a thorough mold inspection and subsequent mold testing performed to better understand the issues at hand.

We see many types of mold during our inspections and testing. Here are some of the more common types of mold that we see:

These are just a few in the thousands of types of mold we can encounter.