To determine what type of mold you have is much easier said than done. There are over 270 mold species that have been identified in Canadian homes and some are much more toxic than others. The color of the mold, which is often black, brown or white, is not an indication of the mold type either. Color can however tell us what the mold is feeding on which can narrow things down.
In order to properly identify the mold type, a swab or lift test or air quality test must be performed by a trained professional. Once a sampling of the mold has been taken, the professional will quickly be able to tell you what type of mold you have and what the associated risks are.
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