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7 Mold Myths Vs Facts: Dispelling the Misconceptions About Molds

Mold is something that many people don’t want to have in their homes and space. But some people believe that if there are no visible molds, your house is mold-free.

On the contrary, this is a myth. Molds are like thieves in the night and will attack you when you are not ready. 

Hence, understanding the common misconceptions about molds is the best way to prevent them from growing and find the best mold removal solution to avoid health issues and property damage. 

Let’s talk about it more.

Myth 1: Black mold is the only dangerous mold.

Fact: Any type of mold has the potential to be hazardous, resulting in allergic reactions, respiratory problems, and even more severe health problems.

Myth 2: Bleach can remove mold completely 

Fact: While bleach is well-known to remove molds, it can’t completely remove them. They can only remove “live molds” but not the mold spores. Using bleach and water can sometimes even speed up mold regrowth. 

Myth 3: Mold only grows in dirty or unkempt places.

Fact: Mold can grow in any environment with moisture. Cleanliness is important, but even well-maintained homes and buildings can experience mold issues if there's excess humidity or water damage.

Myth 4: Once mold is removed, it won't come back.

Fact: Mold can return if the underlying moisture problem is not addressed. Controlling humidity, fixing leaks, and ensuring proper ventilation are crucial to preventing mold recurrence.

Myth 5:  Mold is harmless if you're not allergic to it.

Fact: Mold can cause health problems in individuals even if they are not allergic to it. Inhaling or touching mold spores can irritate the eyes, skin, and respiratory system, leading to various health issues.

Myth 6:  Mold is only a problem if you can see it.

Fact: Mold can grow in hidden areas, such as behind walls or under flooring. Just because you can't see it doesn't mean it's not there. Musty odors, water stains, and other signs may indicate hidden mold.

Myth 7: If there is no odor, then there is no mold.

Fact: This is not true! Odor is just one tell-tale sign of having molds. If you recently had leak problems, check them again.  Look for any leaks in the plumbing or roofing. Other likely places are sink cabinets, crawl spaces, basements, and bathrooms.

Easy and Stress-Free Mold Remediation Process 

While some mold problems can sometimes be handled by homeowners, extensive mold issues and mold on porous materials may require professional mold remediation to ensure thorough removal and prevent future growth.

True Mold Specialists can assist you with that! We provide full service, mold inspection, removal, and mold remediation in the Florida area. 

Visit our website and book an appointment today!

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