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3 Myths About Mold

12/18/2018 (Permalink)

Mold Remediation 3 Myths About Mold Despite what you might hear, black mold isn't toxic! In fact, it should not be feared more than any other species of mold.

Mold can cause problems, which is why homeowners try to have any growth treated as soon as possible. But there a lot of misconceptions about mold that circulate the internet, often leading to misinformed property owners. Fortunately, we’re going to clear a few of those myths right now.

Myth #1: Mold Can Be Removed From My Home

FACT: There are countless mold spores all around you—in and out of your home. Although some owners want the spores completely removed from their home, it is virtually impossible to remove them all—short of living in a bubble. Fortunately, mold only becomes a problem when they are activated by moisture, so only the active growth needs to be treated!

Myth #2: Black Mold is Toxic

FACT: Having been slated as toxic and downright dangerous, black mold has a nasty reputation that makes it feared among households. But the truth is that black mold is no more dangerous than any other species of mold. In fact, it’s nothing more than what its name entails: mold that happens to be black. This can describe a number of species, but even the most common culprit, Stachybotrys Chartarum, should be treated with the same regard as other mold species. If you have black mold, don’t panic and call your local mold remediation company!

Myth #3: Take-Home Mold Tests Will Tell Me if I Have Mold

FACT: Take-home mold tests might be convenient, but that comes at the cost of accuracy. While these tests will identify mold spore makeup in your home, they won’t tell you if you have a growth problem. Because mold spores are everywhere, you are getting readings on the spores, which may or may not pose a problem. For an accurate assessment, contact your local mold remediation company!

Learn About Mold from the Experts

If you have questions about possible or definite mold in your home, you should speak with your local mold remediation company. They have the knowledge and experience to help you assess the situation and give you the information you need. If you live in the Hickory, NC, you can call SERVPRO of Catawba County West at (828) 322-4400!

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