The Biggest Mold Removal Myths: Stains, KILZ, and Bleach

Many of us go to the Internet when we have an issue and try to figure out how we can solve it ourselves. While DIY projects can be fun, not everything you read on the Internet is actually effective. We strongly recommend you seek professional help when removing mold from your property! Here are some common myths that you might read online about getting rid of mold in your home:

Myth #1: Getting Rid of the Mold Spot Gets Rid of All the Mold

You can’t get rid of all the mold on your property by simply removing the affected area, scrubbing it with a cleaner, or painting over it. The physical mold spots that you see in your home are just a symptom of mold. They’re not the main source of the problem on your property.

The real danger is with mold is in the air, so one of the first things you’ll want to do is get an air quality test for your home. The test will help determine if there are mold spores in the air that can cause you and your family to be sick.

Myth #2: Bleach and KILZ Primer Can Remediate Mold

When you look to the Internet for mold remediation, a lot of DIY advice will say to use bleach cleaners or KILZ primer to solve the problem. While scrubbing with bleach and painting over the spot with KILZ can make things more cosmetically appealing, they don’t actually solve your mold problem. Bleach and KILZ simply cannot kill all the mold that’s living in your home.

Again, the hazard is in the air, and you need technology and equipment that will get rid of the mold in every corner of your property. There are so many places where mold could be hiding, and without the right equipment and tools, you won’t be able to solve the issue.

You could have a company come in and use air scrubbers in your HVAC system, or you could use our dry fog technology to keep your home safe. Whatever method you use, it’s important to get professional help. Otherwise, you and your family will continue to be exposed to mold spores throughout your home.

So, when it comes to the health and safety of your home, don’t just scrub away the mold spot and cover it with bleach. Seek out knowledgeable mold professionals and help keep your property mold-free! If you’re in Maryland, Puricleanse would love to help you out. Our mold remediation experts have successfully helped countless homeowners remove mold at an affordable price.

If you have more questions or concerns about mold removal in your home and how we can help, feel free to contact us today!