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Common Types of Mold Found in Rochester, MN Homes

If you have any of these types of mold, contact ServiceMaster of Rochester for mold removal services. Even the smallest amount of water or excess humidity in your home can create the perfect environment for mold growth. The dangers of black mold are well-known, but most people don’t realize there are other types of mold that also pose a threat to your home and family’s health. Here at ServiceMaster of Rochester, we offer mold removal services for the Rochester, MN area to keep you and your home safe. Recognizing the mold in your home is the first step to getting rid of it. Some of these common types of mold are less known than black mold but just as malignant and potent. Take advantage of our mold removal services to get rid of these threats to you and your family: 

Aspergillus: This mold is often found indoors. It can cause a range of health issues from allergic reactions to a condition called hypersensitivity pneumonitis, an inflammatory lung disorder caused by repeated inhalation of toxic substances such as mold. 

Aureobasidium: A pink or black colored mold, aureobasidium is happiest when growing on painted, wooden, or wallpapered surfaces. It can also grow on damp window frames and caulking. This mold causes allergic reactions in many people. 

Chaetomium: It grows on drywall that has been subjected to any kind of moisture and can be characterized by its musty smell. Chaetomium is common in unfinished basements and cellars. If not taken care of with mold removal services, it can rot away the drywall in your home. 

Fusarium: Unlike other molds, fusarium thrives and spreads at low or high temperatures and in a variety of environments. It grows on water-damaged fabrics like carpets and upholstery, posing a risk for health threats like asthma, allergic reactions, and respiratory infections. 

Serpula Lacrymans: This kind of mold is also known as “dry rot.” It’s a yellow mold in coloring that will eat away the wood floors, furniture, or structural frames in your home. It can also cause allergic reactions and only needs a small amount of moisture to grow. All of these molds pose hazards to your home and your family’s health, but they can be easily remediated with our mold removal services.

If you suspect you have a mold problem in your Rochester, MN home, please give us a call.