Common Myths About Molds and Mold Damage

There are a lot of misconceptions about molds and mold damage, and ever since the mold scare of the early 2000, much misinformation has also been circulated. Super Dry San Diego CA

While there is nothing wrong in being vigilant about mold presence in a property, being hypervigilant may also have its downside like losing money from unscrupulous individuals representing themselves as experts or inspectors. Mold Service

To avoid getting misinformed, it is best to broaden one’s knowledge about molds. 

Molds can be very dangerous and it is important to be properly informed about it. (Photo Credits)

One misconception discussed by is that no musty odor automatically means there is no mold growth. How to Prevent Molds in a Flooded Carpet

“Odor is one telltale indicator, but just because you can’t smell mold doesn’t mean it’s not there. Actual inspection is always best. If you don’t smell mold but suspect there may be a problem, check likely areas first. If you know of any roofing or plumbing leaks, that’s a good starting point. Bathrooms, basements, crawl spaces and sink cabinets are other likely areas.”

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Toxicity Levels

SeattleMag also mentioned several myths surrounding molds in one of its published web posts. One of the wrong notions that they mentioned is the idea that only black mold is toxic.

“Nearly all molds are toxic at high doses; some are known pathogens, and many produce poisonous compounds, says the International Center for Toxicology and Medicine. It’s smart to wear goggles, gloves and a mask during cleanup.”

The original write-up can be found here.

Bleach and Molds

The popular mold blog also discussed several misconceptions about molds and mold damage. In one of their blog posts, they comprehensively tackled the idea that bleach can solve all mold problems. Best Plants to Grow in Santee CA

“If it is used on porous materials such as drywall, which is the most common use of bleach on mold, it will come back stronger and stronger every time it’s treated. Why? Because of its molecular structure, bleach cannot pass beneath the surface of porous materials, whereas the water in the solution soaks right in, feeding the mold and bringing it back with a vengeance. As for the bleach on the surface, sure it discolors and kills the visible mold, but that’s all it does.”

Read the rest of the explanation here.

To totally eradicate mold issues, it is best to consult a mold removal specialist.