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12 Mold Damage Myths Exposed

There are many popular myths about mold damage, but don’t let them confuse you.
While mold can certainly be a cause for concern, you can keep your home safe by separating the facts from fiction.
Let’s take a look at 12 myths related to mold damage…
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12 Mold Damage Myths Exposed

  1. 1. 12 MOLD DAMAGE MYTHS EXPOSED MOLD DAMAGE MYTHS EXPOSED BY SERVPRO FT LAUDERDALE FL
  2. 2. MANY POPULAR MYTHS ABOUT MOLD DAMAGE • But don’t let them confuse you. • While mold can certainly be a cause for concern, you can keep your home safe by separating the facts from fiction. • Let’s take a look at 25 myths related to mold damage…
  3. 3. MYTH 1 • Though many experts recommend testing for mold, it isn’t necessarily crucial. • In fact, testing will let you know the amount and type of mold but none of that information has any effect on treatment options so knowing this information doesn’t really make a difference. • https://www.niehs.nih.gov • https://www.servproftlauderdalenorth.com/mold- remediation Mold Testing is Critical…
  4. 4. MYTH 2 • Despite the panic over “black mold”, color alone doesn’t determine toxicity. • There are thousands of types of mold, in a variety of colors, and any of them can be a health hazard provided they produce mycotoxins. • Not all black mold produces these toxins, so being black doesn’t automatically make it dangerous. • See all 25 mold myths here Mold Testing is Critical…
  5. 5. MYTH 3 • Surprisingly, it is not always necessary to clean mold with bleach. • In most cases, soap and water is perfectly effective at removing mold from hard surfaces and it is also much safer, as fumes from bleach can be harmful to the lungs. • It’s only really necessary to use bleach in situations that involve sewage. https://www.epa.gov/mold/mold-cleanup-your- home • See all 25 mold myths here You Must Clean Mold With Bleach…
  6. 6. MYTH 4 • This may be the biggest myth of all. • Most people assume that since mold has a distinctive smell you can identify a mold issue by simply using your nose. • In fact, mold can be present even without that musty smell, so if you suspect a mold issue you should perform a thorough inspection. • See all 25 mold myths here If There’s No Smell, There’s No Mold…
  7. 7. MYTH 5 • There are a number of products on the market today, from chemical cleaners to paints to air filters, but even these options can’t guarantee a solution. • Mold thrives on moisture, so the only way to completely eradicate a mold problem is to eliminate all moisture sources. • See all 25 mold myths here Mold-Killing Products Are The Solution…
  8. 8. MYTH 6 • With all of the recent furor over black mold and its potential health risks, the assumption might be that it’s a new problem…but that’s far from true. • Mold is actually one of the earliest life forms and has existed for thousands of years. • See all 25 mold myths here Mold Is A New Threat…
  9. 9. MYTH 7 • While there are certain dangers associated with mold, particularly to individuals with respiratory disorders like asthma, when it comes to otherwise healthy individuals the reality is a little more blurred. • A 2004 study by the National Institute of Medicine on the effects of mold exposure showed that many of the assumptions about health issues caused by mold have been widely exaggerated. • https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK215639/#ddd 00189 • See all 25 mold myths here Mold Has Many Health Dangers…
  10. 10. MYTH 8 • Yes, mold exists naturally, it’s all around us every day, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t occasionally give it a helping hand. • Mold growth can be caused or worsened by poor ventilation, which creates warm, humid enclosed spaces that are ideal breeding grounds for mold. • See all 25 mold myths here Mold Cannot Be Caused By The Homeowner…
  11. 11. MYTH 9 • This is not entirely true. • While most property insurance policies don’t cover mold or mold remediation, if you are sued because of water damage that includes mold, the liability section of your homeowner’s policy will likely cover the claim. • See all 25 mold myths here Insurance Never Covers Mold…
  12. 12. MYTH 10 • While it is certainly possible to stay ahead of routine mold issues with regular cleaning, more serious issues require professional mold remediation to be treated properly. • The professionals have the experience and equipment necessary to handle mold issues, so it makes sense to let them do the job. • See all 25 mold myths here You Can Handle Mold Infestations Yourself…
  13. 13. MYTH 11 • While it is important to rid your home of all traces of mold, that doesn’t mean you should start tearing down walls. • Not only is that expensive, it can actually make the problem worse by releasing more mold spores into the air. • On the contrary, if mold is inside the walls it isn’t likely to be posing a health threat, so better to leave the walls intact. • See all 25 mold myths here You Should Demolish Walls Until You Can’t Find Any More Mold…
  14. 14. MYTH 12 • A common misconception is that it is not possible to stay one step ahead of mold. • While more serious infections will require professional remediation, smaller issues can be handled with simple DIY steps and regular cleaning will keep you ahead of the game where mold is concerned. • See all 25 mold myths here Mold Cannot Be Managed…
  15. 15. BROUGHT TO YOU BY SERVPRO OF FORT LAUDERDALE FL Tyrone Po Owner Our mission at SERVPRO of Ft. Lauderdale North is to provide “extraordinary care while serving people in a moment of need.” We understand the stress and worry that comes with water, mold or fire damage and the disruption it can cause at home or at work. Our goal is to help minimize the interruption to your life and quickly make it “Like it never even happened.” (954) 733-1006 https://www.servproftlauderdalenorth.com/

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