The types of mould most commonly found in homes and offices
In the average British home, there can be a wide variety of different moulds that can develop in damp areas.
It is often the case that mould is identified by its colour – for example black, white, green, grey and brown – the list is endless!
Unfortunately, this method does not help in understanding whether the mould is harmful or not, as this has no relation to how mould grows or looks.
The general rule is that any type of mould can be harmful to humans and animals in certain circumstances. The mould will produce spores which are released into the air and inhaled, and these can trigger adverse reactions in humans.
Common symptoms of mould exposure include runny nose, cough, chest congestion and eye irritation.
Black mould has always been incorrectly linked with danger, however there are some black moulds that are harmless. That said, long term exposure to mould can have potentially detrimental effects on the general health of both you and any pets.
Across the UK, it is fair to say that the most common household moulds are usually black, white or green in colour and can only be correctly identified by an expert.
If you have any concerns about mould growing in your home or office, contact Prokil immediately and we will be able to help.