When most people think of mold, they know it to be a black substance. Typically, this type of mold, Stachybotrys Chartarum, is referred to as “black mold”. And, as it’s one of the most potentially dangerous and common molds found in homes, it’s no wonder that’s what people picture when they think of mold. But, there are over 100,000 different types of mold, so black mold isn’t the only type of mold you can find. In some instances, homeowners may come across a pink mold. So, they may be wondering what this is, what they should do about it, and if it’s any danger to their loved ones.
While there are all types of information on mold, it’s important to identify which type of mold may be present in your home. This way, the treatment used is precise in eliminating all mold in your home. And, you won’t have to worry about the mold regrowing and having to deal with the same issue again in the future. Therefore, if you’ve spotted pink mold growing in your home, it can help to learn more about this type of mold. And, what to do about it if you see it in your home.
What Exactly Is Pink Mold?
Pink mold goes by the name because of its pinkish coloration. But, its scientific name is Aureobasidium. Just like other types of mold, it can grow basically anywhere there is moisture for it to live and thrive. So, it likely grows in places that have accumulated water or has high humidity in the air. For example, in tile showers, bathtubs, and on wood and insulation which has been affected by water damage. But, since it can use the moisture in the air, it can also grow in places like kitchen cabinets, behind wallpaper, and even in your carpets.
The Dangers of Pink Mold
The main question on anyone’s mind when it comes to finding this type of mold in or outside the home is, “is it dangerous?”. Essentially, all types of mold can lead to health effects. Specifically, pink mold can lead to allergic reactions that include symptoms like rashes, inflammation, and hives. But, it can also lead to other health issues such as infection, trouble breathing, and even bleeding lungs.
Commonly, healthy, adult individuals may not even know they’re living in the presence of mold as they don’t report health symptoms. However, it’s important to note that even if you don’t experience symptoms, it doesn’t mean that the presence of mold isn’t taking a toll on your health. And, that the most at-risk individuals of experiencing first-hand symptoms of mold exposure are the elderly and infant children. So, if you have these types of individuals living in your home, it’s even more important to address mold issues as soon as possible.
How to Address the Presence of Pink Mold
In some situations, like finding mold in your shower, you can effectively attempt to clean and disinfect mold. But, it’s likely to regrow and come back if the source of growth is not identified and addressed. In most cases, it’s best to not attempt to remove pink mold with bleach or other concoctions as it will surely regrow. So, if you think you’ve seen pink mold growing in your home, it’s best to have professionals come and remove it for you. This will ensure that your problem is resolved and you won’t have to worry about the mold regrowing ever again.
Contacting a Mold Specialist for Pink Mold Removal
Looking for help addressing a mold issue in your home or business? A Plus Mold Remediation Inc. has the expert service you’re looking for. Not only do we treat mold and remove it so that it won’t grow back, but we locate the reason that mold is growing in the first place. And, work to address the reason why mold can grow, leaving no chance for regrowth. Plus, providing you with the peace of mind that your mold is no longer an issue.
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