Common Misconceptions of Mold Removal Debunked

Let’s discuss myths and common misconceptions of mold removal.

Misconception 1:

Bleach kills mold effectively. While bleach can help remove mold from non-porous surfaces, it is ineffective on porous materials like drywall or wood. In fact, bleach can sometimes make the problem worse by only killing surface mold, allowing the roots to continue growing within the material.

Misconception 2:

Mold can be removed completely. It is nearly impossible to completely eradicate mold from an indoor environment because mold spores exist everywhere, indoors and outdoors. The goal of mold remediation is to reduce mold spores to normal levels and eliminate the source of moisture that allows mold to grow.

Misconception 3:

Mold remediation is a DIY job. While homeowners can sometimes tackle small mold problems on non-porous surfaces, larger infestations or mold on porous materials should be handled by professionals. Improper removal can spread mold spores and make the situation worse.

All of these misconceptions is why it is best to consult with a certified mold remediation professional for effective and safe mold removal.

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