Mold that is present within your home can lead to serious health problems to occupants of the property. Unfortunately, there are many common mold misconceptions that can impact the likelihood that you will have mold removed from your property. Understanding mold misconceptions will help you to maintain a safe environment inside of the building.
Mold is Only Found in Water-Damaged Homes
One of the most common mold misconceptions is that mold is only found in water-damaged homes. While the presence of water and water damage often leads to the development of mold, these aren’t the only places where mold will develop. Mold may be present even without water damage.
Mold is Always Visible
While mold often leaves visible traces, it isn’t always visible. Mold can easily grow behind the walls of your property, which can prevent you from identifying it. In most scenarios, your sense of smell is a more reliable indicator of the presence of mold. A musty smell often helps to identify the presence of mold in your property.
Black Mold is the Only Dangerous Kind
While black mold can certainly lead to substantial health problems, many types of mold spores can cause health problems. When you have mold in your home, the spores tend to be distributed through the air of the property. This can lead to many respiratory symptoms. If mold is present in your property, it is important to call a professional. Having the mold removed can help you to protect the health of occupants of the building.
Mold is Rare
Mold is actually incredibly common. Mildew and mold are almost always present on the exterior of a building and commonly creep inside of the property, as well. While it certainly can grow more easily in humid environments, it can still occur in other areas. It is important to regularly inspect the property for the presence of mold.
You can Fix a Mold Infestation Yourself
Many people mistakenly believe that they can easily fix a mold infestation by using cleaners like bleach. Without professional services, it is likely that the mold will simply regrow after you have removed it. If you notice mold in your property, it will be important to hire a professional to ensure all traces of mold can be removed from the property. This can prevent regrowth and problems that can impact the health of those within the property. An expert will also be better equipped to identify any potential causes of the mold and ensure those issues are rectified.
At Sawyer Restoration, we offer an array of services to keep your building in the best possible condition. Our mold removal services can help you to clear your property of all traces of mold. By working with our experts at Sawyer Restoration, you can ensure that the interior of your property is safe from damage. For more information about our mold removal services and the important misconceptions you need to understand about mold, contact us at Sawyer Restoration today.