The Different Types of Mold to be Wary of After Water Damage
Water damage is an unfortunate reality that many people have to face. Whether it’s due to a pipe leak, flood, or another kind of natural disaster, water can be damaging to your home and business. The by-product effect, if not checked, is mold growth, and you will end up seeking restoration services in Flagstaff, AZ.
Some periods of the year are notorious for delivering water damage. So, if you are a first-time owner or you are planning to purchase a new house, you may end up requiring water damage restoration services. If it is your first time experiencing water damage, Mammoth Restoration recommends being wary of the following types of mold:
Black Mold or Stachybotry:
It has a slim texture and is highly toxic. Prolonged flooding or high humidity accelerates the growth of this mold. Black mold grows on wood, drywall, hay, rugs, and other building materials that have been exposed to moisture. So if you see black patches on your walls or ceiling from water damage, do not assume it is just condensation. It can cause serious health problems, especially in those with asthma. It can also cause coughing, nose bleeding, headaches, burning sensations in the airways, and chest pains.
This type of fungal growth comes in a variety of colors and produces a potent neurotoxin called alpha-amanitin when it grows. It is mostly located on dead leaves or decaying small animals. The side effect of this mold is that it is harmful to people with lung infections and asthma attacks. Moreover, alpha-amanitin is toxic if it accumulates in the body to high levels.
White Mold or Trichoderma:
White mold is a fungus that grows on the wallpaper, damp fabrics, curtains, and even the carpet. It can also be found in wet areas, such as bathrooms and kitchens. It can cause allergic reactions, sinus problems, or even breathing difficulties.
It appears to be either black or brown. This is found where there has been extensive water damage. It is a common type of mold that can be found in damp basements, wet carpets, wet wood, and insulation. It grows on most surfaces but tends to grow faster on drywall than anywhere else. It can cause extreme reactions such as hay fever and skin problems.
Mucor, or Gray Mold:
It is a type of mold that grows in damp, dark areas. This can include your bathroom or kitchen, and HVAC systems, but it’s also common in closets and other places where you have limited access to natural light. They produce mycotoxins that can cause respiratory problems such as coughing fever, flu-like symptoms, difficulty in breathing and wheezing, and rashes on the skin. To avoid further health effects it’s important to schedule emergency restoration services.
Mold can be dangerous, so if you need a reliable restoration company, look no further than Mammoth Restoration. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.
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Mammoth Restoration works with home and business owners, insurance companies, the State of Arizona, various law enforcement entities, and other licensed contractors