There has been a lot of media coverage on mold and the potential health problems associated with it. More people are becoming aware of the risk of allowing mold infestations to take root in their homes. They are realizing the importance of hiring a professional and licensed mold remediation contractor to deal with mold infestations.
However, even with the widespread information, there are still many myths spreading about mold remediation and keeping mold infestations at bay. Some of the most common myths include the following:
- Mold is a problem for dirty houses only
Many people think that mold only affects houses that are dirty. They are therefore embarrassed to call a professional, as they will be viewed as having a dirty home by the neighbors.
Mold grows in conditions of high humidity. It also requires oxygen, organic matter for food and the right temperature to thrive. It doesn’t matter whether your home is clean or dirty. If these conditions are all present, then mold can thrive.
- Inspections can be intrusive and messy
Mold infestations often take root deep in the structure of homes. Mold can spread within walls, beneath cabinets or behind wallpaper without you noticing. Because of this, many people believe that an inspection would cause destruction to the home and leave a mess behind.
The good news is that advances in technology have ensured that inspections are non-intrusive. Inspectors use technology such as thermal imaging cameras that allow them to confirm the presence of mold without poking holes or ripping up anything.
- You can’t stay in your home during remediation
When faced with a severe mold infestation, it may be necessary to remove drywall and clean up the structure of the home. You may even have to replace the drywall and other structural materials. Because of this, many people falsely believe that they have to leave their homes while this is being done.
You can stay in your home or leave. The choice is yours. The infested area is isolated by plastic sheets and duct tape to contain the mold. There are also air scrubbers and filtration systems working round the clock to ensure that mold spores don’t spread from the area.
- Remediation can result in other health risks
Professional remediation companies make use of non-toxic agents. You can go a step further and hire a company that uses biodegradable cleaning solutions or chemical-free removal methods. You can therefore be sure of your good health.
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