MOLD PICTURES

Mold Petri Dish Cultures

Mold mildew removal protocols must be followed by an experienced mold removing contractor when attempting to remove mold spores from an indoor environment. Megaclean, Inc is one of the oldest and most trusted mold cleanup contractors in Dallas-Ft Worth and North Texas.

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Assorted mold culture after 5 days.

 Assorted molds found in the indoor environment may be an indicator of an ongoing moisture problem.

Many assorted molds in the indoor environment can cause mild to serious illnesses in immuno-compromised individuals, (i.e. infants, children, elderly and persons on various medications.)


 

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Cladosporium mold culture after 5 days.

 Cladosporium is a common mold species which can cause a host of respiratory related illnesses.

Cladosporium in the indoor environment can cause mild to serious illnesses in immuno-compromised individuals, (i.e. infants, children, elderly and persons on various medications.)



All of the molds shown above were sampled from the return air vent of various homes and cultured in a petri-dish to be identified by a Certified Mycologist. When various mold species are present in the indoor environment, dead (non-viable) spores can typically be found in the ductwork as well as other areas throughout the home. Dead mold spores can easily spread and remain throughout the home.

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Black Mold and the dreaded Stachybotrys

Most molds will appear black once they die off but it is the dreaded Stachybotrys chartarum (also known by its synonym Stachybotrys atra) which is actually considered “black mold”. The primary reason for this is that Stachybotrys will appear extremely dark black and shiny when compared to other molds growing on the same or similar surface. Here are some Black Mold Pictures for your reference.

 

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Skin Disorders Relating to Mold Exposure

Persons which have a severe hypersensitivity or allergy towards certain mold species can experience acute skin eruptions shortly after exposures. Certain toxic molds can cause a severe skin rash which may last until the mold is properly removed from the indoor environment. Here are some Skin Rash Pictures showing skin disorders that can occur from mold exposure.

 

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Mold Growth on Hard Surfaces

Dead mold spores can spread through the home according to various environmental conditions such as humidity, air movement, activity and ventilation systems. Here are some Mold Growth Pictures of active colonies growing on hard surfaces found in homes. Once the human body breathes in a dead mold spore, it cannot make the distinction between dead or alive mold organism. In fact, it is more likely that someone would inhale larger amounts of dead spores since they can become aerosolized during air movement. A dead or alive pathogenic mold such as Stachybotrys, Aspergillus or others could actually grow in the nasal, throat or lung tissues if inhaled in sufficient quantities causing chronic or serious illness.

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