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7 Common Mold Myths

2/24/2021 (Permalink)

Learn some facts about mold We have exposed the truth about some common mold myths.
    7 Common Mold Myths

Mold Myth #1:

There Should Be No Mold In My Home

Mold spores are present everywhere both indoors and outdoors. It's in the air we breathe and there is no way to completely eliminate it.

Mold Myth #2:

Mold Serves No Purpose

Some molds are used in the production of cheese and in some medications, such as penicillin

Mold Myth #3:

Mold Exposure Will Cause Health Effects

Not everyone is affected when exposed to mold, but mold does have the potential to cause health effects. Those most affected include anyone prone to respiratory problems and anyone who is immune compromised.

Mold Myth #4:

Mold Is Always Visible

Just because you can't see mold, doesn't mean it isn't there. If you can smell a musty earth like odor, mold is likely present.

Mold Myth #5:

Bleach Will Kill Mold

Bleach will kill live mold, but it will not kill mold spores.

Mold Myth #6:

You Can Easily Identify The Type Of Mold Growing

There is between tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands different types of molds and fungi, way too many for you to able to identify a specific type.

Mold Myth #7:

You Can Clean Up A Mold Problem Yourself

Even small areas infected by mold, require a professional mold removing service. 

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