4 Myths About Mold
When it comes to mold, there is quite a bit of misinformation floating around. While mold can be a serious problem, that doesn’t mean you should be fleeing at the sight of it or ignoring its presence in your Maryland home.
MYTH 1: All Mold Is Bad Mold
Have you ever had to take penicillin or eaten cheese? Believe it or not, mold is used in the making of several kinds of cheese and even in the manufacturing of antibiotics. So while some molds can make you seriously sick, other mold can actually save your life or provide you with a tasty treat.
MYTH 2: You Shouldn’t Be Considered With Mold Since Its Natural
While mold is natural and some types aren’t bad, consistent exposure can have negative effects on you and your family’s health. If mold it growing in your home or building, it needs to be addressed as soon as possible. It is also important to note that mold can also deteriorate the walls, ceilings, and items within your home.
MYTH 3: A Little Mold Is Nothing To Worry About
If mold is obvious to the point where you can see it growing on the surfaces of your home, then you have a problem. Mold much like an iceberg, is something where you only see the tip of it while the majority of it is hiding below the surface. If you see just a small portion of mold, you can be sure there is much more growing beneath the walls.
MYTH 4: Cleaning Up Mold Is So Easy You Can Do It Yourself
This is only partly true. While certain kinds of mold in small quantities can be easily cleaned up, most people are simply not qualified to do proper mold remediation. Just wiping down the evidence is not good enough. A proper ‘cleanup’ to a mold problem is to identify the cause, isolating the area to keep it from spreading, and cleaning or removing the affected surfaces.
If you live in Maryland and have found mold within your home, make sure you get the professional help you need to keep your home healthy and mold-free. Here at AAAction Waterproofing, we believe in doing everything we can to prevent and remove the presence of mold so you can breathe easy in your home. If you are interested in learning more about our mold remediation services or receive a free quote, don’t hesitate to contact us today!