A Look At Common Misconceptions About Household Mold

If there is one problem in the house that can cause you fear as a homeowner, it is mold. Mold is known to rapidly spread throughout a house and leave it uninhabitable because of threats to the air quality. If you spot mold in your house, there is no question you will be digging through online sites looking for information. In your search for information, don't fall for some of the common myths about mold that are out there. Even though mold of any kind can be a dangerous threat to the safety of your home and the people in it, there are some common myths about household mold that you should get the facts about first. 

Myth: All it takes to kill mold is bleach. 

Fact: Mold can come in many different forms, ranging in type, structure, and threat. It is true that some mold spores can be killed with bleach, but not all of them. Plus, any time you have mold growth in the house, just spraying it down with bleach is not the fix-all solution. Not only should the mold spores be sprayed with bleach, the mold should also be removed. If you leave the bleach-sprayed mold wherever you find it, there is a chance that it can just recoup and start to grow again. 

Myth: A little mold is usually not that big of a deal. 

Fact: Mold discovery in the house should be taken seriously, even if it is in the smallest of quantities. Even though there are some forms of mold that are harmless, it is almost impossible to determine the type of mold you are facing without professional testing. Plus, just because you are only seeing a tiny spot of mold does not mean that this is the extent of the mold growth. You could easily have underlying mold spreading throughout your walls, under flooring, or tucked away out of sight. Therefore, you should never assume that a tiny spot of mold growing in the basement, behind your washer, or anywhere else in the house is okay. 

Myth: Mold is always a sign of water damage.

Fact: Mold can be present in a home without the presence of water damage. Mold spores do require some moisture to grow, but many types of mold can thrive and spread just by getting their nourishment from the humidity levels in the air. This is why it is not uncommon to see some types of mold growing on seemingly dry and non-porous surfaces, such as plastic or vinyl.

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