Molds in the Pacific Northwest
Mold remediation can occur quite often, here in the rainy Pacific Northwest. Almost any surface that has constant condensation build up or leaks is bound to become host to a mold colony. But what kinds of microscopic menaces do the Bend, Oregon mold remediation teams come across most often? Here’s a breakdown:
Alternaria, Epicoccum, Sporobolomyces Molds in Central Oregon
These come from decomposing plants, moldy vegetables and fruits — most often seen on the food inside your refrigerator or on bread that you forgot about inside your pantry. These are the most common molds in the throughout the Pacific Northwest and Central Oregon; and fortunately, they are generally only dangerous if you’re allergic to them.
Found mostly in compost piles, hay, moldy soy, cheese, or peanut products. Aspergillus is a mold that many Americans are allergic to and is known to compound existing problems with asthma or congestive heart failure.
Cabbage, peas, sweet potatoes, winter squashes, and whole grains often leave behind this highly toxic mold. Simple skin exposure can causemycetomas — fungal infections that develop under the skin and cause painful rashes. This is one of the reasons that the citizens of Bend, Oregon use mold remediation companies rather than try to clean things up themselves.
This infamous Black Mold lives in many homes in Bend, Oregon, and throughout the Northwest on materials such as drywall, paper, carpet fibers, and fabrics that have suffered water damage. Stachybotrys is always allergenic and quite often contains mycotoxins that may cause serious illnesses if consumed or inhaled.