Are you concerned about the serious health risks of possibly having a mold infestation in your home? If you have found mold in the damp areas of your home, it's possible that you could have one of the few deadly strains of mold. For example, in areas that have high humidity you could have black mold. Although, it is one of the more rare types of mold issues, black mold infestation does happen and is very real. If you have a mold infestation and are unsure how to handle the situation, then your best bet is to contact a professional mold remover.
Most molds that you find in the home is around your bathroom or leaky pipes in a humid attic. Most mold infestations have a green color. While you're right in thinking that this type of mold is typical in the average American home, you're wrong in dismissing it as a non-issue. All mold has the potential to create health risks for those exposed to a mold infestation environment. Mold is a fungus that eats nutrients from the building materials in your home and releases air particles that are organic compounds and toxic in nature to humans. Common mold infestation symptoms include increased sinus infections and headaches. Mostly the health effects are very synonymous with common allergies. If by chance you do have a black mold infestation, then your life is at risk by breathing in the mold air contaminants.
It's possible that you have a newer home that you believe has a properly controlled environment. However, you couldn't be farther from the truth. It's important to periodically inspect your home for mold, because something as small as a leaky pipe could sprout mold growth in your home. If you do find mold, it's better to get rid of it with a little bit of bleach or Clorox. Be prepared to use proper respiratory and other personal protective equipment. If you are not confident in removing the mold or have a large mold infestation, then it would be best to seek professional help. Most professional mold removers can sample the air to access the risk involved in the mold present. Also, this is a great way to pinpoint the strain of mold that you have present in your home to ensure you are not exposed to a black mold infestation.
If you come into contact with mold and have serious sickness due to your exposure, please see a doctor. It may be prudent to identify what mold strain you're dealing with before you try to remediate a mold infestation. As always, use proper personal protective equipment to protect yourself and prevent the spread of contamination.