Why Bleach Isn’t The Answer

When it comes to mold, a common misconception remains that bleach is the route to take in regard to mold removal. Unfortunately, in most cases, this isn’t true. Bleach works well with mold removal when the area is small and the surface is non-porous. Most materials that mold attaches to, however, are not non-porous. In fact, using bleach on porous materials can actually exasperate the problem.

Why doesn’t bleach kill mold on porous surfaces? Bleach is made mostly of water. You’d never know it by the strong smell, but it’s true. When you use it to clean a porous surface, you end up with a little bit of bleach killing a few mold spores – and a lot of water feeding most mold spores. So, what you see on top may look like mold was removed, but the spores deep within the surface will continue to grow and often come back stronger than before.

Killing mold for good requires special mold cleaning chemicals. These can be obtained at most hardware stores, but knowing exactly how and where to use them is where many folks fail. Or they fail to block off the proper space and mold spores end up in the HVAC system and spread throughout the home.

Therefore, we suggest contacting a mold damage restoration company. A mold damage restoration company has the right equipment necessary to detect and kill the mold infestation without expelling it to other areas of the property. Mold damage professionals also know what to do to prevent the mold damage from occurring again – whether that means fixing a leaky pipe or installing a dehumidifier.

Our mold damage cleanup company is #1 in the area for ALL types of mold damage problems – no matter how big or small. Our mold damage cleaning services include a mold inspection, a thorough cleaning of the mold, and restorative services to prevent it from happening again. Contact us today for a free mold damage cleanup estimate. We’re here 24 hours a day to meet your needs.

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