To the average person, mold may be a confusing area. After all, many people know mold is bad for your health, but they don’t know what the symptoms are. Or, they don’t know proper cleaning and managing techniques. At Ram Restoration, we’re here to help. We want to debunk mold myths that seem to persist in homes and offices today.
All Mold is Bad
When you go out to eat, do you find you get blue cheese crumbles on a salad? Do you often dip chicken wings into blue cheese? What about the last time you were sick? Did your doctor prescribe penicillin or an antibiotic in the penicillin family? Blue cheese and penicillin are both derived from mold. These types of mold show that not all mold is bad. However, while penicillin and blue cheese are safe kinds of mold, it’s important to remember there are unsafe kinds of mold as well.
Mold Only Grows in the Basement
The basement is an unfortunate part of your home. Not only is the basement prone to water damage, it also gets the reputation of the place where mold grows the most. While basements do have mold in them, they aren’t the only place where mold grows. Anywhere with moisture in your home is vulnerable to mold growth. This includes kitchens and bathrooms, not just basements. If you do mold checks in your home, remember to look anywhere where moisture may be present. Again, this does not mean you should exclude your basement entirely. It just means that you need to look at other places to check for growth.
Mold Has a Musty Smell
One of the telltale signs of mold in your home is a musty smell. However, some types of mold may not have the musty smell. Remember, mold is a general term for types of fungi. While different types of mold fall under the generalized mold category, they all behave differently. One of the ways they behave differently is the way they smell. So, just because you’ve heard people say they found mold because of the smell, remember that it isn’t always the case. Stay diligent on mold growth checks in your home and you’ll find mold before it spreads.
Killing Mold is Good Enough
Whether you kill mold with a bleach mix or eliminate surface mold with soap and water, you may think you’ve done enough. However, the opposite is true. Killing mold is the first step in the process. Your next step should be getting rid of anything the mold touched and hiring a professional, like Ram Restoration, to remove the mold.
Mold is a lot more complex than people may realize. That’s why it’s best to leave anything relating with mold to the professionals. At Ram Restoration, we recognize the health hazards mold presents to your home and office. As we debunk mold myths, we hope to further education people about mold. If you’re worried about mold growth in your home and office, turn to the mold remediation experts. Call Ram Restoration now to get started.