Mold Myths

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Ocean County residents trust Mastertech Environmental Jersey Shore with debunking mold myths!

For many people, it’s hard to know what they should believe about mold damage. There is a lot of information out there but not all of it is good information. To help you sort fact from fiction, here are four mold myths you should be aware of. According to our mold removal experts at MasterTech of Jersey Shore.

Mold Myths:

  1. All mold that appears black is hazardous.
  2. You can fix a mold problem on your own. 
  3. Wiping down moldy surfaces will get rid of mold for good. 
  4. All mold causes health problems.

All Black Mold Is Hazardous

Because of the stigma associated with black mold and mold spores, people normally run for the hills when they see anything that could be a dark colored mold. Real black mold isn’t anything to be trifled with. But some of the forms of mold you see could be black but not incredibly toxic mold.

There are so many different types of mold that it is almost impossible for someone who is not an expert in the subject to know what molds are dangerous and what molds aren’t. Professional mold testing uses state of the art diagnostic equipment to sample the mold itself. In addition to the mold spores in the air to detect specifically what type of mold you are dealing with. Precise identification of a mold infestation is the best way to tell how toxic and dangerous the mold that is present is. And how much of a risk it is to the health of your family.

You Can Fix A Mold Problem On Your Own

Mold growth usually tends to be a far more pervasive problem than many people expect. This often results in DIY mold removal attempts that seem to work at first. But the mold ends up growing back after a couple of months.

To ensure that proper mold removal is performed and that is adequately removed from your home, you should have it remediated by a professional mold removal and mold remediation company. We have the resources and experience necessary to safely and thoroughly eliminate mold in your home. These resources will ensure it won’t cause you problems in the future. 

Wiping Down Moldy Surfaces Will Get Rid Of The Mold For Good

One of the most frustrating things about mold is that it is very resilient. Mold will grow back unless it is removed using the appropriate methods to prevent mold regrowth.

Simply wiping down a moldy surface rarely is sufficient for remediating a mold problem. Porous surfaces are particularly at risk. As mentioned above, you should rely on a professional mold remediation company to kill mold and to ensure that mold is removed from your home for good.

All Mold Causes Health Problems Is One Of Many Mold Myths

This is one of many mold myths that couldn’t be farther from the truth. The vast majority of mold that you encounter out in the world and mold in your home is in the form of harmless spores floating through the air. Mold only has the potential to cause health problems when it has a significant food and moisture source from which it can feed and grow.

Even when this happens, there are many different types of mold that vary in how dangerous they are to come into contact with. Nonetheless, it is still very important that you do all you can to prevent this type of mold growth and indoor mold exposure in your home given the health problems that it can potentially lead to.

Buying into and believing any of these myths about mold can lead to serious problems for you. We hope you find the information above helpful for knowing fact from fiction regarding mold. Most importantly, if you have a mold problem in your home, don’t waste any time before giving the mold removal experts a call at MasterTech Jersey Shore. We proudly service the Toms River area.

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  • Mark Case

    Mark Case, with over 50 years of experience, is the owner of Mastertech Environmental of the Jersey Shore, serving Ocean and Monmouth County. Originating from a successful cleaning business in the late '70s, Mark expanded into mold removal, biohazard remediation, and hoarding cleanup. In 2018, he acquired the Mastertech franchise, rapidly becoming one of the most respected remediation companies in the region. Certified by the IICRC, Mark, and his son, Marc, lead the business, specializing in Mold Inspection, Testing, and safe Hoarding and Biohazard cleanups. Their expertise ensures cutting-edge services with a passion for community well-being.