Mold Removal Tips – Understanding The Different Kinds Of Mold

cleaning mold off of the wall

In general, mold removal is needed for all types of mold damage to a property. There are, however, different kinds of mold and being able to distinguish between them may help you describe the issue to a mold removal service. Noticing mold in your home can be alarming, raising not just cosmetic concerns, but health and structural concerns as well. Here, we will cover some of the most common types of molds you may find around your home or business.


Cladosporium is a common type of mold that may cause you to experience allergies and can exacerbate asthma symptoms. Spores from this mold are airborne and can cause it to spread both indoors and outdoors. There are hundreds of species of this mold, so it can be difficult to identify without professional help. You’re most likely to find this mold in damp areas such as your bathroom, basement, attic, or near your air conditioning unit.


black mold

Stachybotrys, more commonly known as Black Mold, is usually a dark green, often appearing as black. Black mold is famously known as a toxic indoor mold and can cause alarm when seen. Like many molds, it generally originates from extended exposure to moisture. The growth of this mold is completely dependent on water saturation and consistent exposure to moisture, which makes it unique from other molds that can grow with lesser levels of humidity. Being around black mold can have negative health effects including irritation to your skin and throat, headaches, nausea, and chronic coughing.

While it is unpleasant to discover this mold in your home or business, you can rest assured All Dry is more than equipped to handle the removal of it. Be sure to contact a professional as soon as you suspect growth of black mold to prevent the situation from getting out of hand.


Acremonium molds usually appear small and damp when they first appear. Eventually, it may turn into a dust-like substance that appears white, gray, pink, or orange in color. These species of mold typically are slow growing. These molds are frequently found indoors as they thrive in this environment and can cause health issues with extended exposure. One of the most common places to find this mold is in soil or decomposing plant material. You’re also likely to find this mold in structural parts of your property that has been exposed to water damage such as concrete, wood, or drywall.


It can be difficult to identify what mold your property has been exposed to and what the best method of mold removal is. If your home or business has visibly suffered from mold damage, or if you suspect there may be mold damage you can’t see, it’s time to contact All Dry for our mold removal services. We are proud of our services and are here to restore your home or business to its best condition. Don’t try to deal with this on your own and call us today!