Mold Growth, Spores, and Remediations
SERVPRO Can Safely Remove Mold Infestations from Your Home
Both OSHA and the EPA agree that chlorine bleach (“sodium hypochlorite”) does not completely kill mold growth. Bleach is a great disinfecting product, but it is not a good choice for mold. When bleach is used on mold growth, the bleach changes the fungi coloring, but not the mold spores. It appears that the mold is completely gone, but within a week or two, it usually comes back and sometimes worse than before.
Mold damage in Cutler Bay is an unhealthy situation. Using chlorine bleach will not get rid of mold if it appears on a porous surface. Bleach is more effective on non-porous surfaces. This means that it is made not to soak deep down to reach spore roots. It is better as a disinfectant on surfaces like tile or glass. To survive, mold spore roots (“Mycelia”) must spread deep into a porous surface.
Mold remediation needs a specialized cleanser. It must be able to get deep into the wood and other porous building material to destroy its roots. Another reason bleach does not kill mold spores is because bleach is 90% water and this is one of the ingredients that mold loves. When chlorine bleach is used on mold, the chlorine evaporates quickly, leaving behind water.
Naturally, the water soaks into the porous surface feeding the mold. Yes, the surface looks clean when bleach is applied, but its roots are invisible, but they are there and spreading. The goal is to kill mold and its roots. Mold remediation contractors use advanced products that can adequately disinfect mold infested products like wood.
There are eco-friendly anti-microbial cleaning products that will completely remove mold, its spores, and roots. We don't want to give chlorine bleach a bad rap. It is an effective sanitizing product that kills mold on hard non-porous surfaces, and it also neutralizes indoor mold allergens that can trigger allergies.
SERVPRO of Cutler Bay is your one-stop remediation company. If mold infestation is found, we have the training, equipment, and expertise to remediate it. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week for your emergency mold removal services. We invest in ongoing mold remediation training and advanced equipment and solutions to better serve you.
Your Florida home or business is your greatest investment, and we want to help you take care of it. Reach out and call us today at (305) 278-8484. Let us perform a mold test and answer any questions that you may have and deserve.