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Avoid Using Bleach To Clean Mold

7/10/2020 (Permalink)

Are you thinking of using bleach to remove mold? If you are, then read this article first before you decide on doing anything.

Since we usually use chlorine bleach to clean items, we may naturally assume that chlorine bleach can be used to remove mold as well. However, that is not the case! You should never use bleach to clean mold. Bleach cannot remove mold and in some cases, it might even encourage mold to grow where it was not present before. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has strongly recommended against the use of bleach for mold remediation. But before we explain to you why using bleach to remove mold is a big fat NO, let’s go through the basics of the mold first to get a better understanding of how it works.

What Is Mold?

Mold is a type of fungus, that thrives on moisture and reproduces through lightweight spores that travel through the air. Mold can live almost anywhere, both indoors and outdoors. In fact, we are exposed to mold every day. Once the mold has located the perfect environment, it can grow extremely fast. Therefore, if your house has recently suffered from a flood, water damage, or burst pipes, there is a high chance that mold is already in your home.

Contact A Reliable Mold Removal Specialist!

So, we now know that bleach cannot remove mold, what should we do instead? Mold can be extremely tricky to remove and if dealt wrongly, you may even exacerbate the problem. The right way would be to engage a mold removal specialist to help you. At SERVPRO of Lower Manhattan, we have a team of highly professional experts that can help you with your mold assessment and remediation. We provide 24/7 emergency service and use advanced mold remediation techniques, giving you the best customer service possible. So, wait no further can call us today!

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