Bio-One Of Orange decontamination and biohazard cleaning services

Common Types of Mold Present Indoors & Its Health Effects

Common Types of Mold Present Indoors & Its Health Effects - Bio-One of Orange.

Bio-One of Orange's specialists are prepared to help you assess the level of damage and remove mold from your home or business. Our job is focused on containing the areas impacted by mold and discarding any items and structures that might be irreversibly damaged by it, even if it means tearing down walls and structures.

Exposure to humid, damp environments can negatively affect some people, as mold usually grows in these environments. While there are many (perhaps “too many”) types of mold present outdoors and indoors, some of these are categorized as toxic and should be cleaned as quickly as possible.

Common Areas where Mold Grows

Mold will grow on almost any surface: walls, wallpaper, ceiling tiles, windows, wood, house furniture, fabric… pretty much everywhere. All that it needs to grow is humidity and water. One of the main problems associated with mold, besides its various health effects, is the fact that it consumes - or feeds from- the surface where it’s growing, causing irreversible damage to items and building structures.

Mold can be a serious problem if left unchecked, but it doesn't have to ruin your home. water-damaged homes are more likely than any other type of property to need restoration from mold damage - which means you should address this issue as soon as possible! If you take care of the mold, but you don’t fix what’s causing it to grow, you won’t be able to get rid of mold. 

Common Types of Mold present Indoors

  • Penicillium - Usually blue, green, or yellow, Penicillium is one of the most common types of mold present indoors. It’s often found under carpeting, old mattresses, curtains, and even inside the insulation foam. Damp environments and poor ventilation allow penicillium to grow and cause damage. Its health effects include respiratory problems like shortness of breath, coughing, sneezing, and flu-like symptoms. 
  • Aspergillus - Usually green, white, or gray, Aspergillus is present both outdoors and indoors, and, like most types of mold, we are constantly exposed to it. Aspergillus may have stronger effects on people with weakened immune systems, and it is the cause of a respiratory infection called Aspergillosis. It affects the lungs, sinuses, and other body parts, depending on the type of aspergillosis that may be contracted from mold damage.
  • Stachybotrys chartarum - Also known as “black mold,” Stachybotrys chartarum is very common indoors and usually looks like black rings. It produces mycotoxins that can negatively affect some people, especially those with a weakened immune system. Exposure to Stachybotrys chartarum may develop symptoms like a runny nose, coughing, sinusitis, wheezing, and flu-like symptoms.

Exposure to mold - Dangerous Health Effects

Although not scientifically proven, mold exposure can have some of the following symptoms: headache, body aches, nosebleeds, shortness of breath, asthma, etc. It’s important to tackle the mold damage as quickly as possible, as mold can begin to colonize and disseminate within 24-48 hours after the water has interacted with any of the surfaces and conditions we mentioned above.

Bio-One of Orange's specialists can properly dispose of items that may be contaminated and help you remove mold from your house or business property. We use the latest procedures and EPA-approved chemicals to guarantee complete disinfection from mold damage.

Bio-One of Orange can help you!

Mold can cause severe damage to built structures and household items, not to mention the various health effects for people exposed to it. While it does not affect people the same way, it’s important to remediate areas impacted by mold to avoid further damage promptly. Bio-One of Orange is a Micro Certified Mold Remediation Contractor. Our specialists are prepared to remove mold damage while also providing helpful insight on how what is the cause of mold growth and how to prevent it from growing in the future.

Remove mold with our certified technicians at Bio-One of Orange.
Remove mold with our certified technicians at Bio-One of Orange.

Help First, Business Second!

Bio-One of Orange offers a quick solution to life’s most difficult and unexpected situations. Locally owned, we provide top-quality, industry-leading cleaning, sanitation, and decontamination services in:

Recovery Services

  • Blood spill and biohazard cleanup services
  • Crime and trauma scene cleanup services
  • Bodily fluids cleanup services
  • Feces and urine cleanup services
  • Undiscovered death cleanup services
  • Homicide/Suicide cleanup services
  • Virus Disinfection
  • Medical waste disposal services
  • Mold remediation services
  • Odor removal services
  • Sewage backup cleanup services

Hoarding Cleanup & Clutter Removal Services


Locally owned, Bio-One of Orange is proud to serve Orange County and surrounding Southern California areas: Aliso Viejo, Anaheim, Brea, Buena Park, Costa Mesa, Cypress, Dana Point, Fountain Valley, Fullerton, Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Habra, La Palma, Laguna Beach, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest, Los Alamitos, Mission Viejo, Newport Beach, Orange, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, San Clemente, San Juan Capistrano, Santa Ana, Seal Beach, Stanton, Tustin, Villa Park, Westminster, and Yorba Linda!

Our professional technicians are ready to help you remove mold once and for all! Bio-One of Orange, a proud member of the Orange Chamber of Commerce, is available 24/7, 365 days a year. Contact us at 714-397-8375.