There is a lot of myths about mold removal and how to properly clean and remove mold in your home. Kansas City, with its high humidity is a place that is easy for mold to grow and flourish. No mold its good mold and it needs to be cleaned and removed properly or it will grow back in a short time and you will be stuck with the problem again!
Below are 5 myths that you need to be aware of regarding mold cleaning and removal:
1. It's okay to remove areas of mold larger in size than 10 square feet by yourself.
It is an industry standard recommendation that you should hire a professional mold remediation company to remove contaminated areas larger than 10 square feet as they know how to prevent this spreading of mold spores when removing contaminated areas.
2. Use Bleach to remove mold.
Chlorine Bleach is ineffective in removing mold for various reasons. Our next blog will be on the reasons why not to use bleach to clean and remove mold.
3. Just paint over it with kilz paint.
I hear that quite a bit when talking to homeowners about why the mold grew back. Painting ober mold will cover it for a while but it eventually grows back through the paint in several months.
4. Only Black Mold is dangerous and needs to be removed from a home.
Mold can range in colors from white to yellow to green, brown, and/0r black. The CDC recommends that all molds found indoors needs to be removed since all molds have some potential to cause allergy type symptoms in some people.