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What Is White Mold and Is It Dangerous?

March 3, 2021

Mold can become a homeowner’s nightmare. Not only does it damage the home, furniture, and carpeting, it is also extremely unhealthy and can cause a number of illnesses.

White mold in particular comes with its own unsafe properties and should be removed as soon as possible.

What Is White Mold?

There are numerous species that fall under the general term ‘mold’. White mold is a fungus that is easy to distinguish by its white color and powdery texture, which becomes more prominent as the spores reproduce and expand across an area.

However, as white mold grows, it forms pigmentation, which can turn it into a gray, green, or black color, depending on the surface that it grows on.

The most frequent species are:

  • Penicillium
  • Cladosporium
  • Aspergillus

In order for the spores to grow, they need a source of food and moisture. Because of this, mold is often found in building materials such as wood and drywall that contain cellulose.

Health and Home Hazards

Since mold likes to hide for a long time before you can actually spot it, you may be exposing yourself to a number of health issues already without even realizing it.

Exposure can result in a number of health problems, including:

  • Allergies
  • Headaches
  • Eye irritation
  • Skin irritation
  • Nausea
  • Respiratory infections

Additionally, if you suffer from asthma, you are even more likely to suffer from health problems.

Likewise, your home is also in danger if it is being taken over by white mold. Several structural and safety issues can quickly develop, including:

  • Mold eats away at materials that it grows on
  • Compromises the structural integrity of your home
  • Develops a horrible smell
  • Can clog up appliances

How to Get Rid of White Mold

If you suspect that mold might be growing somewhere in your home, you need to act immediately. The longer you spend in the presence of white mold, the more serious the consequences will be both for you and for your home.

Although some people may suggest DIY techniques to get rid of it, this is not a good idea. Whenever you are dealing with dangerous substances, you need to make sure that they are handled with professional equipment and tools so that the danger will be removed entirely.

Attempting to remove white mold on your own is not only dangerous for your health, it also increases the chances of not doing a good job of it and allowing the spores of mold to continue their reproduction. Not only is this bad for your health, but it is also bad for your budget as you will eventually need to hire a professional anyway.

Our mold remediation services at RidAway include trained technicians who will start the removal process immediately. Our contractors will remove the dangerous substance with:

  • A complete diagnosis of every area of your home
  • Limiting the contaminated area with negative air pressure
  • Professionally cleaning all mold surfaces
  • Cleaning air filters

Thus, there is no reason why you should ever expose yourself or your loved ones to the dangers of white mold.

Give us a call today for your free consultation, and watch our team bring your home back to its heathy, beautiful self again.

Restore your home with RidAway! Call 781-358-8880 or contact us today for a free mold removal consultation. RidAway is ready as you are!

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