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Learn About Types of Mould

A dark-colored mass seems to have spread across a ceiling corner above your washing machine. And then you notice another growth, this time near the hot water heater in the basement.

What kind of mould could it be? Do you need mould removal in your Edmonton home? Arm yourself with more information about mould with Advanced Remediation Solutions’ outline of different species. Read on to learn more about different kinds of mould and how you can protect yourself.


Mould naturally occurs. Spores float through the air until they hit a surface. However, they only germinate and grow if they find moisture and warmth. Places like bathrooms, basements and laundry rooms provide excellent growing conditions for mould spores. Once spores have germinated and grown, they’ll form new spores and spread throughout your house.

Different Types of Mould

Stachybotrys: Also known as the dreaded black mould, Stachybotrys grows in temperatures above 60 degrees Fahrenheit and 69% humidity. It takes between six and nine days to grow. Though it’s generally not found in the natural Canadian environment, black mould is found in wood materials, damp wallpapers, gypsum wallboards, and water damaged buildings. Luckily, Advanced Remediation Solutions offers black mould removal in Edmonton, AB & surrounding areas.

Memnoniella, Ulocladium and Chaetomium: These three represent what we call “indicator moulds” because they grow in the same conditions as Stachybotrys (black) mould. If you see evidence of these moulds growing, you may also have Stachybotrys in your home. Call us to perform mould removal in your Edmonton home so you and your family stay safe.

Trichoderma: This indoor mould attaches to kitchen surfaces like ceramic tiles and to dampened paper materials.

Aspergillus: This kind of mould causes respiratory infections in pets and humans. Certain types of Aspergillus can spread carcinogens.

Penicillium: Though bread mould was discovered to have an antibiotic effect, this species was also discovered eating building materials.

Fusarium: Found in soil, Fusarium has a reputation for contaminating grain and related products. It also can contaminate your home’s air ducts and infect members of your family with weakened immune systems.

Cladosporium: This fast-growing mould can start spreading in your home within 24 hours. It also can cause respiratory irritation, especially asthma attacks.

Schedule Your Mould Removal Appointment Today Since 2004, Advanced Remediation Solutions has removed mould from Edmonton’s homes, offices, restaurants, and hotels.

If you think your property has experienced mould growth, don’t wait and let it continue to spread. Book a consultation with one of our mould remediation professionals to learn more about mould removal in Edmonton, AB & surrounding areas.

To request a quote, call Advanced Remediation Solutions today at 780-466-5105. Discuss the signs of mould you’ve seen in your home with one of our mould remediation professionals. We’ll go over how our remediation team will remove mould from your property and prevent future spore spread.

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