Mold is a type of fungi that can be found on various surfaces and will continuously grow if not dealt with properly. Mold flourishes in warm, damp and humid conditions. Once mold has grown it spreads and reproduces in the form of spores. There are numerous types of mold with different appearances and colors and some may be more harmful than others.
The most common type of mold that most are familiar with is called Aspergillus which is usually ranges from a yellowish color to black or gray or sometimes blue-green. This type of mold is often found on your food or on leather surfaces. Cladosporium is a type of mold that is less familiar to most, and usually is a green or black color. This sort of mold can be found in air ducts, painted materials, and on plumbing fixtures.
The most harmful group of molds is called Stachybotrys Chartarum which is most often a black color and if one comes across this category of mold in their household action must be taken immediately. Mold can enter your household in multiple ways, through air conditioning systems, windows, vents, and doorways.
Mold will constantly thrive in places with a lot of moisture therefore, the most common places where mold has been found are by leaky roofs, pipes and windows. Once mold has entered it will grow progressively day by day on a variety of surfaces and materials like, wood, cardboards, paper products, wallpaper, carpet fabrics, drywall, insulation, upholstery, tiles, and many more.