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5 Facts About Mold You Didn’t Know

Mold is one of the scariest words in the homeowners dictionary, and there’s a lot that the average person doesn’t know about mold. We’re sharing some facts about it that you’ve probably never heard before.

There Are Over 100,000 Types of Mold

Luckily, most of these mold variants live outside of the home. The most common types of mold found inside buildings include Cladosporium, Aspergillus, Penicillium, Stachybotrys, and Alternaria.

Mold Is in Some of Your Favorite Products

Most of us know that some cheeses are made with mold, (that’s where most of the flavor in bleu cheese comes from) but did you know that mold is also used in the fermentation process for certain wines? Or that we use mold to develop antibiotics?

Painting over Mold Won’t Eliminate It

Painting over mold might seem like a quick fix, but it will leave you with more problems than you started with. In fact, the mold will eventually eat through the layer of paint, and reappear on the wall.

Mold Won’t Eat Your McDonalds

Because of all of the processing and preservatives that go into making fast food, mold will not grow on it. On the other hand, if natural food begins to expire, it will decompose into moldy spores.

Mold Is a Health Hazard

While mold will most likely not kill you, the World Health Organization declared it to be a contributing factor to a variety of health problems, such as the following.

  • cancer

  • pneumonia

  • asthma

  • miscarriages

  • allergies

Mold weakens the immune system, creating an environment that is perfect for more deadly diseases.

If you believe there might be mold growth in your home, call us today. At FP Property Restoration, mold remediation is one of our specialties. We’ll provide an inspection of your space, testing, and then put together a plan to eliminate the growth. Call us at (888) 408-2335 or visit our website for more information!

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