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Answering Your Questions: Unmasking the Myths About Mold

 

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What are some of the things you’ve heard about mold? Ever heard the saying, “You don’t have believe everything you hear”? Well, we’re about to make that statement truer than ever when it comes to mold. There are lots of myths out there about mold and remediation. But, we want to let you in on a couple of secrets that might change your mind on the matter. Let’s get started!

Finding Out More About Mold

First of all, let’s talk about what mold really is and how it can affect you. Indoor mold is a fungus that grows in moist, warm areas. Usually, people find it growing in their bathrooms, attics, garages, or basements. It can grow around sink areas and on wet carpet. You can find it on damp couches or shower curtains. As long as the conditions are right, mold can grow!

Mold spreads through what are called spores. These little mold spores are too small for you to see with the naked eye. As they travel through the air, they are looking for a place to rest. When they finally land and on a surface that is wet and warm enough, mold growth begins.

Mold Myths Uncovered

It’s about to go down! Let’s find out the truth about mold.

Myth #1: You can use bleach to get rid of mold.

Uh, nope! Mold removal isn’t as easy as a bottle of bleach. There’s a lot more to it. There might be some types of mold which bleach can kill. But, it’s not guaranteed to take away all kinds of mold or work on all types of surfaces. So, that’s probably not the best idea.

Myth #2: It’s only a little bit of mold. No biggy.

Nah. Mold is mold! Whether you have a little (visible) mold or a lot, you need to look into it. This is a great segway to our next mold myth.

Myth #3: You can get rid of all the mold in your house.

The sad truth is that you can’t. Although mold remediation is a really big help, it’s impossible to kill every single mold spore in your house. They’re airborne, so, they can still float into your home and find a place to relax. But, mold becomes a problem when it gets out of hand. If it gets to an unhealthy level, it’s time to call in the exterminator — er, the remediator.

Myth #4: Once you kill it, your problems are over.

Think again. Killing mold isn’t enough. You have to completely remove it. The crazy thing about mold is that the allergens that can cause health issues may still be in your house even after you’ve killed it. So, you definitely need to do a little more work.

Myth #5: You can take care of mold. No need to hire professionals.

Sure! You can try to kill the mold in your house. You can read all about mold removal DIY stuff online. But, in all honesty, it’s better to find a reliable, professional service. There are plenty of reasons for that. Firstly, there may be mold growth that you can’t see. Professionals will know where and how to look for it. Also, most homeowners don’t have all of the necessary equipment for complete remediation. Finally, one great thing about mold remediators is their efficiency. They can get the job done quickly and thoroughly!

Need Some Help?

Although there are some great DIY ideas you can try, they may not prove to be exactly what you need. In that case, you can call in your friends from A Plus Mold Remediation Inc.! We’ll take care of your mold problems and get your house up and running in no time. Contact us today!