MOLD IMAGES

Images of 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, eldery and persons on various medications.)

 

 stachy-culture Stachybotrys (a.k.a. Black Mold)mold culture after 5 days. 

Stachybotrys is a pathogenic mold species which can cause serious respiratory illnesses and can actually colonize in the nasal and lung tissues. Stachybotrys can cause health related symptoms in healthy and immuno-compromised individuals, (i.e. infants, children, eldery and persons on various medications.)

Stachybotrys must be remediated properly and completely to prevent ongoing health related symptoms from re-occuring.

 

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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, eldery 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 return air plenum as well as other areas throughout the home. Dead mold spores can easily spread and remain throughout the home.

Dead mold spores can spread through the home as the ventilation system operates only to breathed in by the occupants. The human body cannot make the distinction between dead or viable (alive) mold spores. 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.



View other Mold Pictures at the Sick House Center.