Unlike stachybotrys atra, or black mold as it’s commonly called, aspergillus is not typically deadly, although it does present some troubling symptoms. While certain conditions such as asthma may be exacerbated by the mold, a typical person could experience lung inflammation, respiratory infections, and general allergic reactions.
Although more commonly found in warmer climates, cladosporium can occur in Seattle given the right conditions. This mold can grow on floorboards, carpets, fabric, cabinets, and more, but don’t panic. If you experience frequent chest tightness, sneezing, sinus congestion, a runny nose, watery or itchy eyes, wheezing, or difficulty breathing while inside your home consistently, contact Summit to Sound and we will get our inspectors to you as quickly as possible.
Stachybotrys Atra or Stachybotrys Chartarum
Unlike the previous two most common molds, this mold, notoriously referred to as black mold, is a particularly dangerous strain. While not directly toxic on their own as many believe, they produce toxic compounds called mycotoxins. Its victims often experience regular sinus infections, fatigue, depression, trouble breathing, various allergic reactions, and asthma attacks. Their favorite hiding places are air conditioning ducts and drips from leaky pipes, but only an inspector could tell you with certainty where the black mold in your home resides.