Mold grows where there is moisture, such as around leaks in roofs, windows, or pipes, or where there has been a flood. Mold grows on paper, cardboard, ceiling tiles, and wood. Mold can also grow in dust, paints, wallpaper, insulation, drywall, carpet, fabric, and upholstery.
Cladosporium, the suede-like intruder
This species produce olive-green to brown or black colonies, and have dark-pigmented conidia that are formed in simple or branching chains. Many species of Cladosporium are commonly found on living and dead plant material.
Trichoderma, the wooly-textured clusters
Trichoderma is a genus of fungi in the family Hypocreaceae, that is present in all soils, where they are the most prevalent culturable fungi. Many species in this genus can be characterized as opportunistic avirulent plant symbionts.
Aspergillus, a common indoor and outdoor mold
Aspergillus niger is a fungus and one of the most common species of the genus Aspergillus. It causes a disease called “black mold” on certain fruits and vegetables such as grapes, apricots, onions, and peanuts, and is a common contaminant of food.
Aureobasidium, the colorful fungus
This yeast-like fungus is commonly found on caulk or damp window frames in bathrooms. Aureobasidium (Pullularia) may be pink or black in color. Although it seldom causes infections, it can be allergenic.
Alternaria, the common allergen
Alternaria is a genus of ascomycete fungi. Alternaria species are known as major plant pathogens. They are also common allergens in humans, growing indoors and causing hay fever or hypersensitivity reactions that sometimes lead to asthma
What are the Symptoms of Mold Exposure?
Symptoms of Mold Sickness
Molds produce allergens and irritants. Allergens are substances that can cause allergic reactions. These allergic reactions can stem from inhaling or touching mold or its spores. Here are some allergic reactions that you can experience when you are affected by mold spores:
- Wheezing/shortness of breath
- Watery eyes
- Runny nose
- Itchy eyes
- Redness of the eyes
- Long-standing or frequent sinusitis
You can also suffer from serious pain and neurological symptoms, such as:
- Headaches and migraines
- Joint pain
- Muscle cramping, aches, and pains
- Persistent nerve pain
- Numbness, tingling or tremors
- Frequent colds and flu
- Fatigue and weakness
- Poor memory, brain fog, difficulty with focus
Mold Removal Services in Naples, Florida
As an established mold remediation specialist, Expert Restoration& Cleaning Services Inc. has the knowledge, resources, and connections to address even the most complicated mold problems. We offer services designed to accommodate the needs of both home and commercial properties. If you suspect that you may have mold growing somewhere in the building, let us know, and we’ll come out to do a thorough mold control inspection to check the extent of the damage and growth.