Mold can become a nuisance in your home. Beyond that, it can also turn into a health hazard when even a small amount of mold is allowed to linger. That’s because the longer it survives, the more it will begin to spread. Unfortunately, too many homeowners are not knowledgeable enough about this subject, and perhaps out of a misguided sense of shame, attempt to put off getting the help they need. Here is what you need to know about the myths surrounding mold remediation.
Filthy Houses Attract More Mold
One of the most enduring myths regarding mold and mold remediation is that dirtier houses tend to attract more mold. Homeowners don’t want to be judged by their neighbors and be the source of neighborhood jokes and gossip. That’s part of the reason why they wait so long to get the help they need. This is a misconception. Mold will flourish under the right conditions, even in relatively clean buildings. There needs to be humidity, food, oxygen, and the right temperature all aligning for mold to grow from spores into a more massive colony with enough water damage present.
Inspections Present Huge Disruptions
Inspections will not disrupt your daily routine. That’s another reason why homeowners are so often reluctant to arrange for an investigation to happen. Just looking for the mold with plain eyesight often isn’t enough. You need to hire professionals who can bring the proper equipment into the space that you believe is infested with mold. Thermal imaging technology makes a huge difference, but it doesn’t need to be intrusive on your life. Outdated modes of inspection included tearing up wallpaper and pulling out floorboards. Those days are gone because a camera can search for a mold without further physical damage to your home.
You Have to Leave
You also won’t need to leave your home before any mold remediation processes get underway. This is only optional since the affected area will be placed under quarantine for the time being. Machines such as negative air devices and air scrubbers are then activated. Full restoration could take several days or up to a week, depending on the severity of the mold growth in question.
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