Lie #3: if You Can’t See Mold, Mold is Not a Problem
Since mold grows so rapidly, mold quickly becomes visible to the naked
eye. Therefore, if you keep an eye out, you’re doing everything you can to
prevent a mold problem on your property.
Sorry, but mold can be trickier than that. Mold can grow in isolation,
which means it can grow in wall cavities, between floors and ceilings, and
in countless tucked away spots in a building. Additionally, if the mold is
hidden from the flow of air, you’re unlikely to even smell the mold.
The mold is still there, though. And while it’s present, it’s producing
chemicals that can penetrate walls and become airborne anyway, making some
people very sick without even realizing mold is to blame. That’s why if
someone spends a lot of time in your building, is chronically ill, and
feels better when away from the property, a professional mold inspection
is a good idea.
Lie #4: a Little Bit of Bleach Will Kill the Mold
Bleach can kill virtually every species of indoor mold that it comes into
contact with, along with its spores, leaving a surface sanitized and
resistant to future mold growth.
The truth is a little more complicated than that. Sure, bleach can kill
certain types of mold on non-porous surfaces. However, mold doesn’t just
affect non-porous surfaces, does it?
If mold is affecting surfaces such as wood, carpeting, drywall, and any
other surface that may be porous, bleach will only kill the mold on the
surface and not the mold growing in the surface’s nooks and crannies.
Additionally, while you might be killing the surface mold with bleach, you
are not solving the main problem, which is that you have a moisture
problem on your property that is encouraging the mold to grow in the first
When it comes to completely solving your mold problem, you need the help
of a professional mold remediation company such as Alpha Omega. We
specialize in having the know-how and the tools to get your business or
property cleaned up quickly so that you can avoid disrupting your
With over 15 years of experience serving the Billinngs,
Billings West End,
Red Lodge areas, Alpha Omega is the
region’s go-to when disaster strikes and help is needed immediately.
Don’t let mold close down your business and destroy your property. Contact
one of our professionals today to discuss how we can help you and your
team stay healthy and mold-free.