What Is Green Mold and Is It Dangerous?

Green mold on wall

Green Mold. If your name’s not Oscar the Grouch or you are not a scientist doing important research on this gross subject, it’s most probably not your jam.

Alas, as mold grows in different textures and colors, it offers many different forms of unwelcome moldy intrusions into your home. Mold threatens your home’s livability and your family’s safety. Green mold, plainly put, is mold in one of its most annoying and green forms.

What is Green Mold?

Besides the last thing you want to discover on your fruit or bread, green mold is an umbrella word for the numerous forms of fungi that grow in shades of green. Green mold appears soft, fuzzy and powdery, and in many different hues of green. Even the Jolly Green Giant doesn’t want to touch the stuff. And green mold loves to grow on many different food and also in wet areas of a home.

The most likely and common green mold suspects in homes are Cladosporium (olive green and thriving on plants and household surfaces like walls, cabinets and carpets), Aspergillus (a nutrient-poor mold that thrives on spoiled food like bread and in moisture-rich environments like basements) and Penicillium (a bluish-green pest that emits mycotoxins, loves colder environments like soil and is toxic to both people and pests).

Alas, green mold’s devious nature also allows it to take blue and black forms. This makes testing the best means of determining if your home has been invaded by green mold.

Is Green Mold Dangerous?

Although we commonly believe black mold is the only dangerous mold, just like water is wet and the sky is blue comes this undisputable moldy truth.

All molds – green, white, black or other colors – can cause health problems, especially for at-risk people.

Continuous exposure to mold can harm your respiratory system and trigger asthma attacks and allergens. If you unfortunately discover green mold in your home, you should remove it immediately.

Green mold’s greatest strength is its ability to grown anywhere in a home where a water problem has occurred: basements, bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics and crawl spaces. Green mold also thrives in houseplant soil, HVAC systems, closets, carpets and washing machines.

Help is Available for This Daunting Removal Process

If all this seems challenging, folks, it’s because it is. Green mold is a serious pest that threatens the well-being of your home and family. And if you try to tackle it yourself with an unprepared DIY approach, the results can be more massive mold infestation. The best way to eliminate mold is to call a mold remediation professional who has the proper training, experience, proven techniques and equipment to remediate any mold problem and return your home to its pre-green mold glory.

For green mold’s name is scary enough. You don’t want it living inside your home.

We now hopefully return you to your hopefully green mold-less day.

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