Most people look forward to spring; it means new life, fresh flowers, and putting away all the heavy winter gear back into storage. But for many homeowners, spring means the reawakening of malicious organisms whose only goal, it seems, is to damage or destroy the home. Mold is one of such organisms that can bring a threat to the safety and health of one’s house. Here are a few differing types you’ll want to watch out for.
While the name of this mold sounds just like the popular antibiotic that halts bacterial infections, not all members of this genus are so helpful. Penicillium is quite easily recognized as the common blue or green mold that is often visible in the home when the weather begins warming up. Like all molds and fungi, this type thrives in wet environments; if you live in an area that experiences cold winters with snow and ice, the melting of these could cause water damage to the home. As water leaks into a homes basement, it creates a perfectly damp, dark space for the mold to thrive.
In terms of mold, Cladosporium is one of the heartiest varieties. It can grow well even in cold temperatures. Unfortunately, this means that the cold of the winter doesn’t always kill off the mold entirely from your home. In fact, spores that are released into the air during the mold’s prime finds resting places on wood, carpets, curtains, and upholstery of furniture where it might wait all winter for warmer weather to allow it to grow and spread. One problem with this type of mold is that the presence of spores over a long period of time can often affect those with allergies or asthma.
Most homeowners look for mold problems in areas like the bathroom and basement, and since these rooms are often dark and can be damp, mold will certainly take hold here if it is present at all. However, the kitchen is also a room in the house that needs to be looked at for mold, not only under the sink and in dark cabinets, but also directly from food. Aspergillus is a type of mold that is most often found on food, and as the warmer temperatures begin to appear in spring, you’ll want to make sure to inspect fruit, bread, and other food items in the kitchen. If allowed to grow, Aspergillus can cause painful inflammation in the lungs.
Bay State Mold Removal | Massachusetts Spring Mold Removal Experts
Even though you’re probably looking forward to the warmer weather to come, spring can wreak havoc on homeowners with the growing presence of mold. Getting a headstart on inspections can help prevent these molds from taking over, so contact Bay State Mold Removal for professional assistance with all your springtime mold needs.