Upon finding mold in their homes, many homeowners will turn to bleach as their trusted home remediation method. However, not only is using bleach on mold often ineffective at eliminating it, it can sometimes be even more harmful because of the added moisture and toxicity. If you are looking to eliminate troublesome mold from damp areas of your home, consider these reasons to never reach for the bleach again.
Bleach Does Not Kill Mold
While bleach may be effective for killing surface mold, it is almost completely ineffective on porous surfaces in your home, such as your drywall. With this, the bleach may successfully wipe away mold at the surface, but leave behind the roots of the mold living in your drywall. The moisture of the bleach will also feed the mold, as chlorine often evaporates, leaving water behind to advance its growth and allowing it to spread.
Bleach is a Toxic Substance
Even when used effectively, bleach is a potent and highly toxic substance. It’s toxic fumes will typically fill the air upon use and can be especially harmful to humans and animals who are occupying the space. If mold is already living within damp spaces and the air of your home, it may be especially detrimental to add more toxic fumes to the air, making it more difficult and dangerous to breathe in your home.
Bleach is Ineffective Over Time
Not only is bleach almost completely ineffective on mold upon its initial use, but it is especially ineffective over time because of its evaporation process. Especially if you do not know how old your bleach is, you could potentially be worsening your mold by adding moisture with a less potent solution. If your bleach has been sitting on the shelf for too long, the chlorine will be almost completely ineffective at killing mold, leaving only water to further advance mold growth in your walls. For this reason, professional mold remediation is the best solution for eliminating mold and preventing future mold growth in your home.
Eliminate Mold Today with Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group
If you are concerned about moisture and the potential for mold growth in your home, call the professionals at Environmental Consulting and Contracting Group for any and all of your black mold questions. We have over 30 years combined experience in professional mold remediation and mold cleanup, so please rest assured that if there is a problem we will be able to tackle it. We offer our valued customers a lifetime guarantee against the return of mold growth because we are so confident in our work. Give us a call at 1-877-591-MOLD or visit us online for more information. To learn more ways to combat mold growth in your home, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest,Twitter, and Google+.