Classes of Mold
Although mold is everywhere and quite unsightly, thankfully not all molds are harmful to us. Molds are often found in wet, damp places and can vary in color and smell. These classes are similar to risk groups assigned to microorganisms handled in laboratory environments. Mold is put into different categories based on their hazard:
Hazard Class A: includes fungi or their metabolic products that are highly hazardous to health. These fungi or metabolites should not be present in occupied dwellings. Presence of these fungi in occupied buildings requires immediate attention.
Hazard class B: includes those fungi which may cause allergic reactions to occupants if present indoors over a long period. Hazard Class B: These are molds that if endured over long periods of time can cause allergic reactions
Hazard Class C: includes fungi not known to be a hazard to health. Growth of these fungi indoors, however, may cause economic damage and therefore should not be allowed.
If you feel like your home or business might be affected by mold, give SERVPRO of Newton / Wellesley a call at 617-332-9000. While we cannot determine what type of mold it may be – we can remediate it with no worry and restore your home and business back to the way it was.