Chances are, you probably already know a decent chunk about mold. For example, you may know what it looks like and how to spot it around your home. Furthermore, you probably also already know that to treat it successfully, you have to call in a professional mold remediation company.
However, did you also know that there are over 10,000 species of mold? Or that mold, while normally thought of as either black or green and fuzzy, can be bright orange or pink? These are just a few of the (surprising) mold facts you may not be aware of.
Keep reading for some other interesting ones.
More Than Half of Homes (Probably) Have Mold
That’s right: recent studies estimate that more than half of the homes in the country are probably suffering from mold or have a mold infestation.
This is because mold can grow on any surface as long as moisture and humidity are present. Mold most commonly affects the bathroom, kitchen, attic, and basement. However, you may also spot mold damage in your closet and any other room in the house. In all cases, mold is usually the result of water damage in these areas.
You Can’t Eliminate Mold Spores
Although it’s probably a disheartening fact, mold spores are just going to exist inside your home. This is because they’re also found outside. Just like other particles, it’s not uncommon for outdoor mold spores to make their way inside your home.
However, not all hope is lost. Though you may not be able to get rid of mold spores completely, you can prevent moisture from coming in that could promote mold growth.
It Can Live for Years!
That’s right: mold can live inside your home for years. However, this really only applies to mold that’s dried out. If the right conditions aren’t present for mold to grow, it’ll dry out. And when it does, it can remain in that dormant state for years.
While this may not seem like a big deal on the surface, even dried-out mold is harmful to breathe in. So, if you see dried mold, it’s still worth a call to a mold remediation specialist.
Bleach Isn’t Strong Enough to Kill It
Chances are, you grew up thinking that bleach was strong enough to kill everything. Unfortunately, that’s not true when it comes to mold.
While you might see some success with very small infestations, bleach is no match for large amounts of mold damage. This is because it ultimately just targets the surface, not the root of the problem.
If you need quality mold remediation, the team at California Steam Clean can help!
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Mold is tricky to deal with on your own. If you have it, give the mold remediation pros at California Steam Clean a call.
We have the equipment, cleaners, and experience necessary to efficiently treat mold so it doesn’t come back. Give our mold repair pros a call at (707) 236-8798. You can also reach out to us to receive a free estimate.