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5 Myths and Legends About Mold

5 Myths and Legends About Mold | California State Restoration

At California State Restoration in Santa Rosa, CA, we are fully trained, highly experienced, and have the skills to remediate mold in every scenario. Mold is a serious issue because it affects the overall look of your home, and can also cause serious health problems now and in the future.

Mold is a common problem that homeowners all over the country make them concerned. However, despite all the readily available information, there are still a lot of misconceptions regarding mold. From people who suggest you use bleach to remove the infestation to others who recommend you replace your walls entirely, seeking solutions to your mold issues online can be confusing.

That’s why we’ve decided to debunk some of the most widespread myths about mold to help people understand what they should do in case of an infestation.

Myth 1: There Is No Mold in My House!
Truth: Believe it or not, mold spores are present in every environment. As a result, it is impossible to eliminate mold. But that is not always a concern, as a low concentration of mold won’t trigger mold exposure symptoms. Since complete mold removal is not feasible, it’s best to hire a mold remediation company for an inspection if you notice mold growth in your home.

Myth 2: I Can Get Rid of Mold Myself
Truth: Experts consider mold problems restricted to less than 10 square feet as being level one infections. Homeowners can handle those. However, anything more than that will require the help of a mold remediation company. That’s because such companies have the necessary equipment and knowledge to handle mold without contaminating other areas. Additionally, exposing yourself to mold is dangerous and can impact your health.

Myth 3: I Can Kill Mold Using Bleach
Truth: Although bleach can be effective against mold on nonporous surfaces, it can’t penetrate porous surfaces for complete mold removal. In fact, bleach can potentially promote mold growth, particularly if the source of moisture is still active. And worse of all, bleach can damage your furniture and walls, so using it is usually discouraged.

Myth 4: There’s No Need to Worry About Small Patches of Mold
Truth: Unfortunately, mold can spread quickly. It’s also hard to determine the extent of an infestation by its visible size. Actually, more often than not, when mold grows behind walls and around ventilation systems, you may only be able to see a small portion of it. Thus, you shouldn’t wait until you find noticeable amounts of mold, as even small patches could point to a severe infestation.

Myth 5: Mold Exposure Isn’t That Serious
Truth: Even though not everyone is affected by mold, continuous exposure can cause various illnesses. That is especially true for those who are already dealing with respiratory issues. Some of the most common symptoms of mold exposure include headaches, watery eyes, congestion, memory loss, coughing, and dizziness.

About California State Restoration

Serving Napa, Marin, and Sonoma Counties with 24/7 Emergency Services, California State Restoration Services in Santa Rosa, CA performs every aspect of disaster restoration. For all your water, fire, storm, and mold damage needs, as well as for sewage and biohazard cleanups, California State Restoration Services is a one-stop company that is known for quality work and a professional approach to everything we do. We have grown steadily over the years because we make customer service a #1 priority and are always looking for solutions that are viable and affordable.

Sources: Wikipedia and USA Today

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Published on:
07/25/2022

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