Misinformation seems to be far more common these days than it used to be. It is not because people intentionally mean to mislead others. Sometimes an idea sticks and seems to make sense so it gets repeated. Sometimes it gets repeated with just enough of an unintended variance that it is no longer true. There is certainly a bit of that going in when it comes to mold remediation, so let’s explore a few common misconceptions and try to get them cleared up.
- Myth #1: Mold remediation involves throwing out all your belongings. False! While some furniture and other mold-damaged items cannot be salvaged, it might surprise you how many do not need to be sent to the landfill. In addition, you definitely don’t have to pull everything out of your home and toss it. Mold spores can travel, but they won’t activate and colonize if the right conditions have not been met.
- Myth #2: Mold remediation means I will have no more mold in my home. False! Mold is all around us at all times as a natural part of the world we live in. It is only the excessive mold that has begun growing in earnest that needs to be removed.
- Myth #3: You can remove mold with just about any household cleaning product. False! The type of product used matters a great deal actually. Some products are not encapsulants, so they only provide temporary results at best, and mold can return to the surface they were used to clean. In addition, using products not approved for the mold remediation process can end up being more of an irritant than the mold was.
If you want to have confidence that you’ll get a straight answer about mold remediation, as well as accurate information, reach out to us at ARC Insulation. We are certified in mold remediation and encapsulation. In addition, we have the expertise to find the cause for your mold problem and can often take steps to keep it from happening again. We will always address all your questions so you can be confident you know the truth about mold remediation.