12 Common Types of Mold Found in the Home #infographic

12 Common Types of Mold Found in the Home

Although certain kinds of fungi, such as mushrooms or yeast, may be edible, mold is not one of them. In fact, ingestion or even inhalation can be harmful. Indoor and outdoors, there are more than 100,000 mold types. They best grow in damp and sparsely lit areas and host many varieties of this unwanted fungi in attics, basements and bathrooms.

Mold grows in places of humidity so that moisture does not build up and settle on areas, so that humidity in your own home remains as low as possible. Goal at all times for moisture levels below 50 percent. You can use an air conditioner or dehumidifier to control this.

It is important for you to clear and dry the area in 48 hours regardless of whether you have been hurt by the tempest and if your basement is flooded or a pipe breaks into your home and turns your bathroom into a swimming pool. When most of the water is gone, wipe all surfaces off with a tissue and dry up with the fans.

12 Common Types of Mold Found in the Home #infographic

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