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November 2017

Mold and Your Health

Prolonged exposure to mold is extremely dangerous to your health, which is why it's important to remediate before things get worse. Read more on some of the health risks involved with untreated mold in your home, from Active Beat:

http://www.activebeat.com/your-health/6-health-symptoms-of-prolonged-mold-exposure/

October 2017

Mold Misconceptions

I can clean mold with bleach

When mold has colonized in or on a porous material such as drywall, wood, paper, or furniture the mold spores are often deep inside the material. Using bleach will temporarily make the surface look clean but in a short time the mold will come back even stronger. Bleach cannot pass beneath the surface of porous materials, whereas the water in the solution soaks right in, feeding the mold and bringing it back with a vengeance. We have seen numerous homes where someone tried to remove mold using bleach or another Do-It-Yourself method where after a short time mold has grown back and you can see the old wipe marks.

Restoration 1 uses equipment and antimicrobial designed for mold removal, mold clean up and mold remediation.

Black mold is “toxic”

There is no “toxic” mold, some mold can be toxigenic. If a toxigenic mold is growing and releasing spores into the air, it can create unhealthy air quality that affect members of the household. Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys, is one of the most well-known toxigenic molds associated with health issues. The spores will also contaminate other areas of your home by latching onto other household materials.

The equipment and tools we use help prevent further cross contamination.

If it is black, it is Black Mold

Mold will grow in a variety of colors (yellow, green, brown, white and black), shapes and textures. Mold black in color does not necessarily mean it is Stachybotrys.