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White Mold, Green Mold, Black Mold What’s The Difference!?!

9/3/2020 (Permalink)

Four pictures showing Black, Green and White mold growing on walls, drywall, behind drywall on wood Here are a few examples of MOLD on different parts of a home. This is what happens when water is left to saturate into walls.

White Mold: Although white mold is not technically a mold type, you may notice mold that looks white and fuzzy. This usually marks mold in its early stages. You may find this mold growing on furniture, attics and wood framing, crawlspaces. Sometimes efflorescence can be confused for white mold. Efflorescence is the salt/mineral residue left behind when water moves through a concrete structure.

Green Mold: Green mold commonly falls under the name Trichoderma. It usually grows on plants and food however you will see it affect cellulose-containing materials. It is a light greenish color and is at times referred to as toxic house mold.

Black Mold: Black mold known as Stachybotrys or toxic black mold commonly grows on drywall and is a common site after water damage. Stachybotrys Chartarum falls under the Black Mold umbrella and can have a mix of Black and greenish tint. Check out the CDC website on information regarding Black Mold and your health.

Trained mold inspectors can determine what type of mold you have. Do not always assume solely based on color. Call us if you need a referral for mold testing. When it comes to removal, we’re here to assist!

SERVPRO takes mold very seriously and in some situations, a cleaning and sanitation of the area is all that is needed. However when mold exceeds 10 sq ft. you are going to want to call SERVPRO for removal. SERVPRO offers FREE Inspections, so if you are not sure and would like to get a professional opinion.

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Check out the Environmental Protection Agency for more information regarding Mold in your home.

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