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Interesting Facts About Mold

Interesting Facts About Mold

If you’re like most homeowners, you probably don’t give mold much thought until you have mold in your home. Chances are you’ve seen mold at some point in your home, maybe smelt a weird odor in the bathroom or found mold in corners of the shower or on the shower curtain. It’s not a secret that mold is harmful to our health and it can spread very quickly. There are some facts that you might not know about mold:

Facts About Mold

Mold only needs anywhere from 24-48 hours to grow. Even though it takes no time to grow, it will often times stay hidden for a long time. It’s easy for mold to stay hidden for two main reasons, one because it normally starts to grow in places you don’t see or go into a lot, like in corners of the basement, inside walls, or behind the washing machine. And two, because some types of mold can’t be seen by the human eye.

Even the cleanest home has mold. The thought or idea that a clean home can’t grow mold is a myth. The spours that hold mold are part of our natural environment. They’re always there even in the cleanest home, and most times they’re invisible to the naked eye.

Not all mold is bad for you. In fact, some mold is actually good for you. For example, the Penicillium mold which is used as an antibiotic and kills bacteria when it’s in your body.

But most mold is bad for you. Most of the types of mold that you will find in your home will harm your health and will make you sick. For more information on mold & your health, check out our latest blog posts.

Mold can’t survive without moisture. Mold needs moisture to both grow and live. A damp environment that is also dark is the best place for mold to live. If you want to kill any mold in your home, keep your humidity levels anywhere from 30 – 40 percent.

Help With Mold Removal

If you have questions about mold in your home or want a free estimate on getting any mold in your home removed, call the mold removal experts at Bay State Mold Removal. You can call us at 857-389-5284 or contact us directly on our website.

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What is a Professional Mold Cleanup Process?

What is a Professional Mold Cleanup Process?

When you have a professional mold removal company the process they will follow will be more in depth and in detail than if you do it yourself. A professional will know exactly what to look for and what to do to ensure that all the mold gets removed so none comes back. Mold that gets left…

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Should I Keep or Throw Away Items After Mold Removal?

Should I Keep or Throw Away Items After Mold Removal?

Mold contamination is no joking matter. It can have serious consequences for those who come in contact with mold spores. It is hazardous for mold spore to be loose in the air, since it can affect your health. You may need the help of a mold remediation team to restore your home’s environment to normal.…

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How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Flooring

How to Get Rid of Mold in Your Flooring

Mold is something that every homeowner wants to avoid, but even with the best prevention methods, it may be unavoidable at times. Finding mold in your flooring can be especially scary due to the high cost that is associated with flooring replacement. Luckily there are cleaning methods available for every type of flooring that can help get…

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The Most Common Places Mold Grows In Your Home

The Most Common Places Mold Grows In Your Home

Mold can grow anywhere, but there are certain conditions that foster mold to grow more than other, or at times faster than at others. People commonly find mold in certain areas of the house. Where you can commonly find mold in your home Basements. This is one of the most common places you’ll find mold,…

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Can Mold Grow Back After Removal?

Can Mold Grow Back After Removal?

It’s no secret that mold is hard to removal and a nasty problem that many homeowners are faced with yearly. If your home has had mold a common question is, can mold grow back after it’s removed? And while it’s not a simple yes or no answer, here’s everything you can look for and what…

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What Causes Black Mold?

What Causes Black Mold? There are thousands of different species of mold, but one of the most toxic is black mold. Black mold can be found anywhere if the conditions are right. Causes of Black Mold in Homes Homes that have acquired a lot of moisture in basements, attics, or other rooms of the house…

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Can Bleach Kill Mold?

Can Bleach Kill Mold?

There are dozens of ways to remove household mold that’s found in small quantities. With some elbow grease, patience, and chemical cleaners you can get rid of most small mold patches. One of the most common chemicals homeowners use is bleach. Bleach is a strong chemical that has the ability to kill most species of…

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How Do Mold Spores Spread?

How Do Mold Spores Spread?

Contrary to popular belief, mold doesn’t just appear from thin air in your attic or basement. Mold needs some invitation to come into your home first before it can start becoming an issue. Our mold remediation company in Peabody and surrounding areas want homeowners to understand that mold has spores that function similarly to pollen.…

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What Is Basement Waterproofing?

What Is Basement Waterproofing?

Waterproofing is a technique used to keep water out of a subterranean room which, in this case, is a basement. Basements are more prone to water leaks and flooding because they are below the ground where water generally tends to collect. As a result, some poorly built or older basement foundations are unreliable. Instead of…

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