New York Mold
The types of mold found in New York include hidden mold, visible mold, and airborne mold. While mold is present and necessary in the natural environment it is most unwelcome inside of a home. Unfortunately the presence of mold is not always obvious. The biggest concern with mold is health related but mold can also do great damage to the structure and systems of a home. It is when mold is present inside a home, whether visible or invisible, that concerns arise. Knowing that mold is present is essential to keeping a home and its residents healthy and safe. Hiring a New York mold testing service, like that of Certified Mold Testing NJ-NY, can ensure that the presence of mold in your NY home is known and can then be dealt with.
Types of New York Mold
When it comes to mold in New York homes there are four common types that are associated with health issues. These molds are Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, and Penicillium. These molds thrive in different home environments. Alternaria loves damp environments like under the sink and in showers. Cladosporium and Penicillium stay alive in fabrics and flooring. When you hire a New York mold inspector to check your home you may not know which type of mold you have but you will know if mold exists, where it exists, and how widespread the issue is. From here you can start a plan on eradicating the problem. Certified Mold Testing NJ-NY tests for mold in Rockland County NY and Orange County NY.
Hidden New York Mold
Visible mold is an easier mold to detect. This mold is clear, most often thought of as the back mold under the sink, along the caulk line in a shower or tub, and anywhere household water is used. Visible mold is an easy part of any mold inspection. Hidden mold takes work and reveals the mold that causes the greatest concern. Mold most commonly hides inside walls, beneath flooring, behind curtains, and in the ceiling, to name a few spots. It is very common to be able to smell mold but not know where it is hiding. Also hidden is airborne mold. Whether you live in Rockland County New York or Orange County New York, Certified Mold Testing can test for visible mold, airborne mold, or hidden mold. NY mold testing can ensure that you have a better understanding of the health of your home.
Health Concerns for New York Mold
Mold reproduces through mold spores. These mold spores float in the air and are invisible to the human eye. These mold spores can easily be breathed by anyone in their presence. It is the breathing of mold that has the ability to cause the greatest health concerns. Not everyone is susceptible to health issues but those that are can easily develop allergies. Those suffering from asthma are irritated by mold spores and others may develop asthma.
New York mold inspections reveal which type of mold exists in terms of visible, hidden, or airborne. All three may exist in a home or, if you are lucky, none are present. Severe health concerns may dictate the need to know whether the mold found is Alternaria, Aspergillus, Cladosporium, or Penicillium, but a specific health issue may reveal which species of mold instead. Certified Mold Testing NJ-NY will help you with all of your New York mold testing needs, the authority on mold in the NJ -NY area.