Mold Myths to Look Out For in 2017

Mold is a serious problem, but these mold myths keep many homeowners from taking the right steps to address it. Here is the truth regarding myths about household mold remediation Janesville homeowners should know.

All Mold is Toxic Mold

While it is possible to have an allergic reaction to mold in general, not all mold is toxic "black mold." In fact, most household mold is relatively harmless to people, but it can still cause serious damage to your home. Mold erodes materials over time and, if left untreated, it can cost you tens of thousands in repairs. Soapy Water is All you Need to Clean Mold While a solution of soapy water on a sponge may be enough to take care of some mold problems, others require more extensive cleaning and the use of specialized, professional-grade chemicals to treat. If there is any doubt, or if you have a mold infestation that keeps coming back after you clean it with traditional methods, it's time to call in the professionals.

All Mold is Visible

In many cases, the mold that is doing the most damage to your house is invisible. Mold can form almost anywhere, from inside walls and under floorboards to around poorly sealed windows and doors. Anywhere you notice condensation, there is a good chance that mold is present. Total mold remediation may require inspection inside of walls and underneath flooring to ensure complete removal.

Mold is Only a Problem During Spring

While it may seem like common sense that mold is only an issue during periods of heavy rainfall, the truth is that mold presents an issue for homeowners all year. In the winter months, the accumulation of moisture due to snow and melting ice poses a serious mold threat, especially around the foundation and on the roof, where snow tends to gather. During the summer, left-out brush piles near the house form an excellent breeding ground for mold caused by moisture from summer rains, especially if the area around the home is not properly ventilated. During the Fall, fallen leaves accumulating around gutters and in piles near the foundation of the home commonly lead to mold growth.

Cleaning Mold is a DIY Job

While some minor mold problems may be effectively addressed on your own, a professional mold remediation company has the expertise and equipment to handle bigger jobs. Call Leaders in Disaster Restoration today at (888) 874-7066 to schedule an inspection for your home. Our knowledgeable technicians will be happy to work with you to address any mold issues you may have while always providing reliable quotes and affordable rates. Don't let mold catch you off-guard. Schedule an annual inspection today to prevent mold issues before they become serious.
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