Characteristics of Alternaria- Marion, MA 02738
Plant mold but easily enters home
Commonly found in soil, plants or other vegetation.
Black color & velvet or fuzzy in nature
Exposure in the home caused by spores entering from an outdoor source (plants, flowers, dirt) often tracked in from shoes
Growth peaks from Spring to Fall
Can cause rhinitis, provoke issues with those who suffer from mold allergies & is a known risk for asthma
Thrives in dry, windy conditions as well as wet conditions
Growth in windy conditions can easily transport spores into the home through open doors & windows
Grows in damp areas of the home, under sinks is common
Often found after water damage or flooding, in showers or window frames.