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Debunk These 3 Myths About Mold

9/25/2019 (Permalink)

Water entering between the slits of a window Regularly wipe away moisture to keep mold from growing

3 Misconceptions and Myths That Can Cause Property Damage

Mold can be everywhere and takes various forms and shapes, from green to black mold. It may have a destructive impact on the soundness of your home in Cross Creek, PA, and it can look and smell unpleasant. It is natural to learn about mold and its elimination, but you should also be careful when researching information about mold and mold cleanup. Here are three misconceptions and myths that can cause property damage and expenses:

1. Mold Disappears Once the Area Is Dry

Mold is an organism that thrives in water and moist environments. Several water sources can cause and accelerate its growth:

  • Leaking or burst pipes
  • Condensation
  • Plumbing backups
  • Flooding
  • Excessive water flow

Still, even after the moisture problem is resolved, mold can remain in the home and compromise its integrity. Complete mold remediation is necessary to effectively eliminate the problem.

2. Black Mold Is Different

Also known as Stachybotrys Chartarum, this mold tends to have a darker color than its green or brown counterparts. However, people may assume it is different from other types of mold. There are numerous assumptions made about this mold, from the creation of mycotoxins to the difficulty of removal. These statements are misinformed since Stachybotrys can be numerous colors, and other types of mold can be black. In addition, mycotoxin production can occur in multiple kinds of molds, not just this specific one. The cleanup process is the same as for any other mold.

3. Mold Is Easy To Clean

Most people assume that mold is easy to remove by using a cleaning product and wiping it with a towel or rag. The problem is that you may use a product that is either ineffective or counterintuitive. For instance, chlorine bleach can damage certain surfaces and furniture. Mold remediation specialists can use professional equipment and products to effectively eliminate it without creating additional problems.
From black mold to the presence of moisture, there are multiple mold myths that can interfere with the cleanup process. Educate yourself and consult professional resources to take the correct approach to mold.

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