Mold Removal and Common Myths

Are you worried about your home getting mould? Should you be. In every building on the planet, mould is present. They’re in the air that we breathe. This does not mean that a mould problem or a high mould spore count is present in every house. The Benefits Of Hiring A Professional Mold Removal Service – AskCorran offers excellent info on this. It is common knowledge that mould can cause a structure to be weakened. It is also common knowledge that asthma, allergies, and other breathing and respiratory conditions may be caused or exacerbated by mould. Some of these issues can last for a lifetime. Fortunately, it is possible to monitor and efficiently manage indoor air quality and indoor mould growth in a healthy way.

We see several severe mould problems as President/CEO of a mould remediation company that have been made worse because a home owner wanted to remove a mould problem without first educating himself, or because they depended on someone who was not really eligible to handle a mould remediation job.

In our business, one of the most common misconceptions is that a bleach/water solution will effectively destroy a mould problem or remove it. However, chlorine bleach can destroy surface mould, but mould is almost never only present on a surface in a house. Chlorine bleach contains ions that do not allow the surface of even porous materials like drywall to penetrate. This means destroying surface mould is the best you can hope for with this approach. The water from this solution can penetrate most of the surfaces of construction materials, adding to the problem. This adds to the issue because airborne mould spores are looking for sources of moisture to bind themselves to, even within the walls. This is an organic source of these spores for food. This source of food helps these spores to colonise and continue spreading. The biggest aspect of every mould issue is this secret mould. The worst part is the mould that you can’t see.

Many individuals try to rely on items that claim to “eliminate” mould from their local shops. The truth is that most of these products contain the same chemical composition that is contained in chlorine bleach. If it were that easy to remove and monitor indoor mould, we wouldn’t have an entire industry dedicated to mould remediation. Proper remediation of mould can be a very costly process, but it doesn’t always have to be. An EPA licenced fungicide and/or moldicide should always be used when completing mould remediation. For one reason, they are registered. For humans and pets, exposure to many of these items is entirely healthy. Homeowners have to bear in mind that it’s not enough to remove mould spores. You have not solved the issue if mould spores are not destroyed and removed. Dead mould spores can be just as detrimental to the health of an individual as live mould spores. This is the main explanation that a method is remediation. Killing mould spores, not the full process, is a step in the process.