WHAT IS BLACK MOLD?
There are more than 100,000 known types of mold, many of them are black. Unless they are Stachybotrys, however, they are not “black” mold.
Stachybotrys chartarum is by all accounts the only “black” mold recognized by most professionals. There are many other indoor toxic molds, including Cladosporium, Penicillium, Aspergillus, and Alternaria to name a few.
CAN MOLD GROW IN NEW HOMES?
Although older houses may be more prone to leaks, new ones are also vulnerable to mold because of energy-efficient windows and doors can keep moisture trapped inside. Follow these tips to reduce your risk.
The combination of numerous waterways and warm weather is one of the advantages of making St. Augustine and the north Florida area your home, but it can also be a good environment for mold and mildew to thrive. Mold spores can aggravate allergies and other illnesses.
WHERE DOES MOLD GROW?
Mold can grow on many things, including, drywall, carpet, wood, paint and fabric. Although molds often originate behind walls and crawl spaces due to dampness, spores can easily spread through the rest of your home. Mold spores that are set adrift in your home will find an appropriate place to live and grow, like bathrooms and kitchens which contain adequate food and moisture.