When it comes to mold, there is a lot of misinformation out there. It is easy to overreact. Not all mold is bad, and mold is common, it’s everywhere. While mold can certainly cause serious health issues, not all molds do. Mold produces allergens and some people will be allergic to those allergens, but not all people. Everyone will react differently to different types of mold.
One of the most common misconceptions is that bleach kills mold. This is basically a half truth. As stated before, there are several different types of molds, and while bleach can kill certain types of molds, it doesn’t kill all molds. Bleach is corrosive and can do more damage than good. Not to mention it carries its own health risks, and is not approved by the EPA or OSHA. Therefore, it is important that you have a trained, certified firm handle these instances.