How to identify the most common types of household mold (and get rid of them)

Michael Rubino

February 20

There are over 100,000 species of mold identified so far. Here are some common ones that may pop up in your home and why they must go.

Mold is, we’re sorry to say, very common in most households. There are a whole host of different types of mold that can grow in our homes. But the good news is that it is possible to identify the most common types of household mold and, more importantly, to get rid of them.

Our homes can supply the moisture and nutrients mold needs to thrive, and while many of us can spot the signs of black bathroom mold, this isn’t the only variety you need to keep an eye out for, and mold's presence isn’t limited to the bathroom either.

To allow identification of the most frequently encountered household molds, we asked experts to explain what they look like, where in the home they’re likely to grow, and what to do when you find them, and this is what they told us.

Common Types Of Household Mold And How To Get Rid Of Them

Leaks and flooding can cause mold growth, and it’s vital to act swiftly to prevent mold after a flood. But you should also check for mold in your house to tackle the problems that can arise even without a flood and be aware that a musty smell can also be a giveaway to the presence of molds.

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