First things first!

Things you may not know

What is Mold?

Molds are fungi that can be found both indoors and outdoors. No one knows how many species of fungi exist but estimates range from tens of thousands to perhaps into the hundreds of thousands. Mold grows best in warm, damp, and humid conditions and spreads and reproduces by making spores. Mold spores can survive harsh environmental conditions, even dry conditions that do not support normal mold growth.

Can Mold be Dangerous?

Yes! Some mold not only causes structural damage to buildings, but can cause symptoms such as nasal stuffiness, eye irritation, wheezing, or skin irritation. Some people, such as those with serious allergies to molds, may have more severe reactions like fever and shortness of breath. Exposure to certain molds can also cause numerous respiratory, neurological, and other health issues.

Where Does Mold Grow?

Mold can multiply on most porous surfaces where there is damp stagnant air. While it prefers temperatures above 60 degrees, it can also grow in cold temperatures, which is why it can be found in a refrigerator. Most often, however, it is found in the following places:

  • Wallpaper
  • Drywall
  • Ductwork and ceiling tiles
  • Carpet
  • Drapes
  • Furniture
  • Attics, basements, and crawlspaces
  • Anything made of paper or organic material

Can you just use bleach to get rid of mold?

No! Killing mold with products such as bleach or other chemicals DOES NOT eliminate the health risk associated with the spores. Mold spores can be just as dangerous dead as they are alive and can present the same potential risk to building occupants. Most contractors will just kill the mold and put up new materials over it, this does not actually fix the problem.

Once the mold is gone, is it gone for good?

No! Often, we think that once a problem has been solved, such as after a remediation service has eliminated the mold colony, there's nothing more to worry about. Unfortunately, this is not true. Mold spores are everywhere. When they are exposed to a perfect environment mold will begin to grow. This is why you need to fix the causes, not just the symptom. This is where Mold Bros. comes in!

Do you only have to worry about mold after a water leak?

No! Humidity is caused by poor ventilation and improper setting of temperature. Bathrooms, laundry rooms, attics, basements are all ideal conditions to foster mold growth.

Are all types of mold dangerous?

Yes, more than just black mold is dangerous! In fact, molds that are dangerous to your health can also be green, brown, yellow, or white, while some black-looking molds are less destructive. There are five categories of toxic mold, not all of them are black! There are more types of mold than you can imagine, cleaning the air after removing the mold is just as important.

Absolutely not. To properly get rid of mold you should hire a professional mold remediation company, like us! We will identify the cause, isolate the area to keep mold from spreading, clean/remove mold from the affected areas, and clean the air. Professional equipment is NECESSARY!