Popular Mold Myths

Nobody wants to see mold form in their home, and it is easy to be confused on how to handle it. From health concerns to home mold remediation, there has been much misinformation on how to handle it. Sighting mold can be alarming and cause you to react from what you’ve heard. Here are some popular mold myths that you should know aren’t true.

Don't let these mold myths fool you

Don’t let these mold myths fool you

Mold Only Occurs in a Humid and Wet Climate

Just because you don’t live in a humid or wet climate doesn’t mean your house is completely immune from mold growth. Many factors such as the climate in your own home can create a perfect environment for mold growth. Places in your home such as basements, under sinks, and crawl spaces are spots where mold can develop.

Bleach is Perfect for Killing Mold

Bleach is not the proper option for mold remediation. Not only is it the wrong option, it will only discolor mold and may damage your surfaces. Since mold is created on porous surfaces after water damage, bleach is not effective. Bleach is only effective on non-porous surfaces because it is not made to sink in. To remove mold, you must get to its roots.

Mold is the Worst Part of Water Damage

Mold is dangerous and does need much attention, but there are many other problems that come with water damage. Many homeowners don’t know all the destructive damage that water damage can do. Water penetrating the home can cause severe structure and foundation damage. Seeking professional help is the best way to solve that problem.

It Is Better to Clean Mold Myself

Internet surfing for a do-it-yourself solution may not be the best option for mold remediation. Without the proper training and equipment, you could easily end up with health problems. It is best to hire a professional waterproofing company to take care of any mold growth in your home.  

Does Your Home Need a Professional Home Inspection?

If you are ready to get a professional to take care of your residential or commercial mold remediation needs, contact All Aspects Waterproofing, a Better Business Bureau A+ rated company with over 30 years of experience in the Washington, DC. /Maryland/Virginia area. We have a great deal of experience in waterproofing, mold testing, and mold remediation, and we want to make you feel at home again. Contact us online or by calling 1-866-999-3110 or 301-766-4420.  To see what we’re up to, follow us on Facebook, TwitterGoogle+, Pinterest, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Houzz.

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