Finding white mold in your home can really draw concerns to what you should do next. There are many different types of mold and they can all effect your health in different ways. Staying informed can help you identify the next steps for your home and how to properly deal with it.
What is White Mold?
Firstly, mold is a fungus and there are so many different classifications. The name “White Mold” defines a wide range of species because of the pure white color and powdery texture. The color comes from the spores not having any pigmentation so it can often be hard to identify. White Mold that is found in homes can usually be associated to the Penicillium, Cladosporium, or Aspergillus species. There are many other species so always get it tested to make sure the proper removal is executed.
What does White Mold look like?
In the previous section we talked about how White Mold is white with a powdery texture. White Mold tends to grow on wood like surfaces. Also, other species of mold can start out white in the early developmental stages and then might proceed to change color as it develops on surfaces.
Is White Mold dangerous?
Most mold is considered to be dangerous to your health. White mold, just like other kind of mold, releases spores that can cause a variety of symptoms. For example, people have been known to experience headaches, nausea, dizziness, allergies, skin and eye irritation. As breathing in spores can affect you the most, respiratory infections may arise as well. People with asthma may experience symptoms sooner than other people. Prolonged exposure can also show severe symptoms including anxiety, depression, memory loss, and even insomnia.
Mold does not just go away, it uses your home as a food source which can damage the structural integrity. With enough exposure your property can become unstable. Take the necessary steps when you see mold in your home by calling a remediation professional.
Does mold die when it dries out?
Mold does not actually die per say. It can however go to sleep but it still releases the harmful spores into the air. Mold can go to sleep from lack of moisture, as mold feeds off of moisture. Once moisture comes back into contact with the sleeping mold it reactivates and continues to grow. The best way to rid white mold is by calling a professional to remove it correctly.
You can find some more information about mold on wikipedia
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