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Mold: What Types Are There And Which One Is Hazardous

3/30/2022 (Permalink)

When we hear the word mold it can make us squeamish. However, most of us have dealt with it at some point in our lives. Whether it be on our loaf of bread, surface of our wall, or penetrated into our walls. There is no shame if you are dealing with this type of situation. It can be very helpful in understanding household molds and how to prevent or treat them to ensure a clean and safe environment for you and your family.

Let’s start with the most common mold that almost every one of us have dealt with. The bread mold, one day when you open your bread you see green and/or black blotches on it. This is known as the food mold. This type of mold is natural and more than likely does not mean there is any cause for concern in your home.

The second type of mold we are going to talk about is called the surface mold. This type is strictly on the surfaces of items or walls. It can be easily cleaned using certain over-the-counter cleaners. It also does not cause any harm. However, you want to make sure that it truly is only limited to the surface. If you see surface mold you can reach out to us here at SERVPRO Of Bowling Green/West Lucas County where we specialize in detecting what type of mold you may have.

Lastly, we now want to talk about the most hazardous one called mold infestation. This type will typically show up in areas where significant water damage has occurred, or where there is high humidity. A mold infestation requires deep cleaning of the structure to ensure complete clearing of the infestation and restoration of the structure affected. This mold can be very invasive and dangerous. Please do not try to clean this yourself! The cleaning of a mold infestation needs to be done by a specialist in this area that knows how to remove it correctly. We here at SERVPRO Of Bowling Green /West Lucas County are trained and certified to make sure this is done safely for you and your family. So if you only suspect a problem or have had a water damage where you know for sure that there is a problem, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We are here for you 24/7.  

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