Mould can be a serious problem, and there’s a lot of misinformation about what it is and how to get rid of it. Mould spores can grow really quickly if not treated properly. If you take the wrong advice concerning your mould 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 mould removal. Here are some of the most common mould myths dispelled so you can enter the mould removal process as informed as possible.

Myth: Bleach and Other Household Cleaners Are Strong Enough to Kill Mould

You may think that scrubbing mould with bleach and other household cleansers can eradicate mould, but really these products just provide a bandaid solution to the problem. Bleach will discolour mould, 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 mould infestations, so mould will continue to return even if surfaces look clear at first.

Myth: Dead Mould Isn’t Harmful to Your Health

Mould dies, or stops reproducing, until conditions become favourable for growth again. However, spores can still spread after mould goes dormant, allowing for further growth. Unless the underlying moisture or structural problem that caused the mould in the first place is addressed, mould will continue to be hazardous to your health even if it’s stopped reproducing.

Myth: Only Black Mould Is Hazardous to Your Health

While black mould is one of the most insidious and hazardous types of mould, there are other kinds of mould that can also present health and safety concerns, such as respiratory conditions, allergies, and increased risk of infection. By the same token, not all mould that is black in colour is black mould; some mould that is black in colour can be harmless and benign.

If you’ve noticed mould growing in your home, have your property professionally inspected by Certified Asbestos Removal. We can diagnose mould infestations and provide thorough and efficient removal services to ensure the safety of your household. For more information about our mould inspection and removal services, contact us today at Certified Asbestos Removal.