Common Misconceptions About Mold
Do you worry about the dangers of mold in your home, office or professional building?
Did you know that there are many misconceptions about mold?
Do you worry that you may overlook some of the dangers?
Don’t worry. There are many misconceptions about mold, but we’re going to help clear them up for you. Being informed is important; it will help you stay safe when approaching mold.
With that being said, here are some of the most common misconceptions about mold. There are others, but this list will help get you started on the path to greater knowledge and safety:
Black Mold Misconceptions
Black mold is a term that is widely used. Many people think that mold isn’t dangerous unless it’s black mold. This isn’t true at all. Relying on the color of the mold to determine how toxic it is to your health is not a wise course of action. Many types of mold can release harmful toxins into the air. While technically, these molds are not “toxic,” they are “toxigenic,” meaning they release spores into the air, which creates unhealthy air quality conditions. If you find any type of mold in your home or office, you should contact a professional mold inspection company.
Mold Only Grows in Moist or Wet Environments
Mold needs initial moisture to start growing, but it can keep growing even if the area dries up. It can do this because many forms of mold can pull moisture from the air around them. For some forms of mold to start growing, you don’t even have to have water damage in your home; mold is always present, so when there is any amount of moisture for the spores to use, they will take that chance to begin growing.
Small Mold Spots = No Worries
Even small spots of mold will grow and spread. If there is mold in your house at all, it’s important to get the issue taken care of. Catching the problem earlier will be safer, cheaper and less of a headache in the long run.
If you have a mold issue in your home, office or commercial building, we highly recommend you give us a call. We perform inspection services for mold and a variety of other substances such as asbestos, methamphetamine, and lead-based paint. We’ll happily answer any questions you have. We’re here to help! Call us at (888)-351-8189 or request a quote here.