There is a myth that is propagated by many people giving advice about mold and mold remediation. This myth suggests that if you clean up moldy areas in your home with some bleach that this mold will just go away, but this is not true. The truth is that cleaning a moldy place in your home with bleach can actually make your mold problems even worse.
First of all, when mold is faced with bleach, this living organism believes it is under attack from the corrosive substance, which it is. So, it shoots off mold spores in an attempt to at least have some of its progeny survive. Then, when you wipe up your bleach spray, you could actually be spreading the mold even further than it spread itself.
Furthermore, bleach is mostly made of water – one of the primary things that mold needs to feed on. Though bleach is a strong solution, it can’t pass through many materials in order to get to the roots of the mold infestation. However, the strong, acidic nature of bleach means that it can actually cause your walls and floors to become damaged and porous, meaning that it is easier for mold spores to find comfortable and cozy nooks and crannies in which to multiply.
So, don’t try to remove your mold problems with bleach, because you will likely be making things worse. Instead, if you believe you have a mold issue, call us here at iMold. We can come to your home in an unmarked van to give you a free consultation and quote on the services you need. We are professionals and we will remove the mold from your home to make it a safe and livable environment. Don’t try to clean up mold yourself, as you may be setting yourself up for an even worse mold problem than you originally had.
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