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 damage myths you should be aware of according to our mold removal experts at MasterTech of Jersey Shore.
- All mold that appears black is hazardous.
- You can fix a mold problem on your own.
- Wiping down moldy surfaces will get rid of mold for good.
- 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.
All in all, 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 and 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. They have the resources and experience necessary to safely and thoroughly eliminate mold in your home so 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 and 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
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.