Mold can be a serious problem, and there’s a lot of misinformation about what it is and how to get rid of it. Mold spores can grow really quickly if not treated properly. If you take the wrong advice concerning your mold infestation, you run the risk of making the problem even worse. The professional technicians at Certified Asbestos Removal are committed to providing our customers with the most up-to-date information about asbestos and mold removal. Here are some of the most common mold myths dispelled so you can enter the mold removal process as informed as possible.
Myth: Bleach and Other Household Cleaners Are Strong Enough to Kill Mold
You may think that scrubbing mold with bleach and other household cleansers can eradicate mold, but really these products just provide a bandaid solution to the problem. Bleach will discolour mold, blending it into the surround surface so that it appears removed when it’s actually just harder to see. Bleach and other household cleanser don’t reach the root of mold infestations, so mold will continue to return even if surfaces look clear at first.
Myth: Dead Mold Isn’t Harmful to Your Health
Mold dies, or stops reproducing, until conditions become favourable for growth again. However, spores can still spread after mold goes dormant, allowing for further growth. Unless the underlying moisture or structural problem that caused the mold in the first place is addressed, mold will continue to be hazardous to your health even if it’s stopped reproducing.
Myth: Only Black Mold Is Hazardous to Your Health
While black mold is one of the most insidious and hazardous types of mold, there are other kinds of mold that can also present health and safety concerns, such as respiratory conditions, allergies, and increased risk of infection. By the same token, not all mold that is black in colour is black mold; some mold that is black in colour can be harmless and benign.
If you’ve noticed mold growing in your home, have your property professionally inspected by Certified Asbestos Removal. We can diagnose mold infestations and provide thorough and efficient removal services to ensure the safety of your household. For more information about our mold inspection and removal services, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.