Mould in the home: how does it get to your house?

Mould in the home: how does it get to your house?

To a lot of people, the months of  June/July are the dampest and coldest in existence. When the time for winter comes nigh, there is usually intense moisture and humidity during that time, even indoors. The moisture could worsen into something like an outbreak of mould, which is something that a lot of people hate.

Having mould growing indoors is common and is said to happen a lot during the winter and autumn months.

When it comes to mould growth, nothing is left alone. Mould can grow in toys, books, clothes, as well as walls.

When this starts growing, it could destroy those things that you love, turning them into a musty and moist piece of garbage. This is something that we don’t like. Imagine your prized books turning into musty sadness; there is an excellent chance that you will feel like hitting your head on the wall. It’s that bad.

When the mould comes into your house, how dangerous would it be? Should you be scared about it? Should you want it to end or should you ignore its existence?

If mould can destroy our possessions, have you ever thought about how it could ruin your bodies? Will, it drains your body the same way it would harm your belongings?

What are the types of moulds?

There are different types of fungus, and moulds are one type of fungi. Moulds also come in various types and can be sited both outdoors and indoors. Moulds quickly transport themselves via the creation of spores. These spores can be seen in every indoor surrounding, which makes it near impossible to have them removed. These spores are harsh to the extent that they can survive even in the harshest of environments.

It is easy for moulds to survive in a warm and wet environment, and this is seen mostly in the winter period.

Immediately mould spores find their way to somewhere that’s wet, they start to blossom. They begin by digesting the material that they land on, and as they digest it, they grow on it.

Moulds are resistant to a lot of materials. Hence, they can quickly grow there. You can see them on wood, paper, and fabric.

The typical indoor moulds that one can see easily are:


This type of mould is seen in wet spots inside the home like showers, as well as below leaky sinks.


This kind of moulds can easily be seen inside the house. You will see this type on powdery food items, dust, as well as building objects like drywall.


This type of mould sprouts on cool places, and even those that are warm. You will see this type of wood and fabrics.


This type of mould is seen in any object that has been destroyed by water. You will see this having green or blue hue.

Moulds come in several textures and forms. You can see moulds in black, white, green, blue, or yellow. Sometimes, it may seem like a stain on your surface.

You can sometimes see them in fuzzy, velvety, as well as a rough appearance. Its appearance is based on the kind of mould, as well as the surface that it is sprouting on. The hue that it takes may make one feel that it is a stain.

How does mould come indoors?

When large damp spots occur, they form the right surrounding for the growth of mould. Things like leaks could cause these spots.

The mould spores are everywhere, but can’t see by your eyes. They get into your house via the air or are carried by people or items.

Article by Dependable House Inspections