Due to its light color, White Molds can be difficult to detect. It will often appear as a white, powdery film and can blend in with the surface it’s growing on. This type of mold is generally toxic and can cause a range of health issues from allergic reactions and respiratory infections to dizziness, nausea and depression.
Many different types of mold can grow in a white color, and many molds begin their growth white and will change colors as they mature, so it’s difficult to pinpoint an exact mold strain without doing a Mold Test.
Regardless of what strain your white mold is, you’ll need to take the same care in removal and remediation as you would for any other toxic mold in your home. Mold spores are microscopic and white molds can be difficult to detect visually, so it is a good idea to have a professional mold tester come in after remediation to test your air quality and ensure the mold has been completely eradicated.