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 five mold damage myths you should be aware of according to our mold remediation experts at Five Valleys In Missoula.
While it is always better to air on the side of caution, it is not true that all types of mold that are black in color are dangerous. There are so many types of mold that it takes a mold expert to be able to determine what particular type of mold is growing and how dangerous it really is. Nonetheless, true black mold can be extremely hazardous and is not something to be trifled with.
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. Simply wiping down a moldy surface is rarely sufficient for remediating a mold problem. As mentioned above, you should rely on a professional mold removal company for ensuring that mold is removed from your home for good.
Mold is everywhere. Being around mold is just a reality of our world. Fortunately, however, this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. The vast majority of mold we encounter each day is harmless and a natural part of the world we live in. So, you should not concern yourself with removing all of the mold from your home. That is an impossible and fruitless pursuit. Instead, focus on keeping growing colonies of mold that feed on moisture and organic materials out of your home.
Mold only thrives when it has a constant source of organic materials and moisture to feed upon. The best thing you can do to prevent mold growth in your home is to make sure you don’t have any hidden pockets of moisture in your home that will allow mold to grow.
This myth is easily debunked when one considers that mold is common in everyday items, even things we put into our bodies. Cheese is one example of mold that is not bad for you. The medicine Penicillin is actually made out of blue and white penicillium molds. Along with these common items that have mold in them, there are some types of mold you see in your home that, although they look nasty, are not actually hazardous to your health.
We hope you find this information useful for sorting fact from fiction! For any further questions you have about mold in your home or to set up a mold remediation job, give us a call at Five Valleys In Missoula.