Understanding Different Types of Molds

Understanding Different Types of Molds

At Sadie’s Pro Cleaning in Hamden, CT, we know that noticing mold in your home or business can be unsettling. That’s why we have a professional team that is equipped to provide top of the line mold removal services and offers 24/7 emergency services. While it is easy to see mold and group it with all kinds, there are very different types of molds. If you see mold on your property, no matter the kind, you should have it removed immediately, but here we will explain the different kinds so that you are informed.


Stachybotrys, more commonly known as black mold, is the species of mold you have likely been told to be most worried about. This species is one of the more toxic molds and can be harmful, especially since it is usually found in the home. The mycotoxins, a toxic compound naturally produced by molds, in this species can cause major health issues to humans including medical issues that can be fatal including causing the lungs to bleed. Adding to the dangers of this mold, it is often hidden behind walls and under ceilings and is not always detectable with regular air sampling. To monitor for black mold, pay attention to the damp areas of your home, like a bathroom or kitchen, and be vigilant for wall or ceiling discoloration as well as taking note if you are having any adverse health conditions like excessive sneezing, eye irritation, fatigue, and headaches.


Memnoniella, another species that is referred to as black mold, is similar to the Stachybotrys species, and has very similar implications and effects. The main difference between the two is that Memnoniella spores release in chains while Stachybotrys spores release in chunks. Like Stachybotrys, if you believe to have any of this mold present in your home you should contact a professional like Sadie’s Pro Cleaning as soon as possible to prevent the spread of the mold and minimize negative effects to your health. 


Aspergillus usually shows up as gray or green particles and most typically appears on wooden surfaces. These species are so dangerous because they cause allergies to flare up and, especially if you have a compromised respiratory system, immune system, or chronic allergy problems, cause serious reactions and lung infection. 


Geotrichum generally appears as a white powdery looking substance. This species is known for spreading rapidly and can be a health risk, as it has been shown to cause tuberculosis and pulmonary infections. It is an allergen that can also cause itchy eyes, fatigue, and headache. Like many species of mold, it is most prevalent in moist areas and the spores can spread through the air to grow in new areas. 

Contact Sadie’s Pro Cleaning

When you notice the presence of mold in your home, no matter the type, you should seek professional help from a service like Sadie’s immediately. We service Hamden, CT, and its surrounding areas 24/7 to make sure you get a quick response. Contact us today to make sure your home or business stays safe for everyone who visits!