10 types of mould you might find in your home — plus how to get rid of each one

Mould is a problem faced by most homeowners
Mould is a problem faced by most homeowners (Image credit: Getty Images)

There are hundreds of types of mould that grow in homes and it can cause significant problems if left to fester.

As well as being unsightly, it can produce a nasty smell, damage your fixtures, and potentially spread into paint, wallpaper, cloth, and plaster. Mould removal is important because the spores can also cause respiratory health problems.

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