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Mold Remediation vs Mold Removal

Updated: Mar 30

Prolonged exposure to mold can harm your health. A stuffy nose, red or itchy eyes, itchy skin, headaches, and respiratory problems are some of the symptoms to watch out for. Mold and dampness in the home are said to have caused asthma in 4.6 million out of the 21.8 million asthma sufferers in a 2007 study. If you don't remove mold as soon as possible, you run the risk of unpleasant health risks. You can choose between mold removal and mold remediation. Read on to learn what remediation and removal are and how they differ.

Companies may advertise that they can remove all the mold from your home. This is not true. There is mold everywhere in the form of spores, so true mold removal is impossible. When cleaning a patch of the mold with water and bleach, the mold will be removed, but the spores will remain. An easy, one-step cleaning procedure won't suffice. Mold will keep growing back in damp places no matter how many times you clean them. As mold can't be completely eliminated, the key to controlling its growth is to control its spread. It's important to keep your home clean and dry to prevent the growth of mold. Spores will exist but will remain dormant. Mold remediation and restoration are the best ways to deal with it.