Now that the weather is turning cooler, we’re all gathered inside more. Be extra careful to notice indoor mold during this time of year.
How does mold get indoors? Windows, doors, vents, and HVAC systems can allow mold to enter your home. Additionally, clothes, shoes and pets bring mold inside.
There are various types of mold—here’s the most commonly found indoors.
- Cladosporium: This type of mold is green, brown or black in color. It is commonly found on carpets, window sills or wallpapers.
- Penicillium: This type of mold is green, blue-green, gray-green, white, yellow, or pink. It is commonly found on carpets, mattresses, upholstered furniture, and wallpapers.
- Aspergillus: This type of mold is typically black. It is commonly found on foods, spices, and composts.
Exposure to mold may cause sneezing, runny nose, red eyes, skin rashes, dizziness, headaches, and asthma attacks. Children, elderly people and those with pre-existing respiratory issues are particularly at risk.