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6 Interesting Mold Related Facts


6 Interesting Mold Related Facts

Mold is one of the most common natural compounds found very commonly around our household, be it bathrooms, kitchens, pipes, cabinets, doors etc. It can be both beneficial and harmful to human being. Not only has it can cause severe allergic reactions but also respiratory problems, also hypersensitivity reactions to humans. We all know disadvantages of mold in our houses and its effect. As soon as you suspect there is mold in your house, contact a certified mold inspector serving Los Angeles, CA for more information.

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  1. Not All Mold Is Dangerous for Your Health

One of the most commonly used antibiotic class ‘Penicillin’ was discovered from mold by Alexander Fleming, as well. Same as the case, cheese is also developed from Aspergillus mold. Not all types of molds are harmful for us humans and some, if used in a correct manner can be used for the betterment as well.

  1. Mold Is Good to Grow in Your Garden

Mold actually helps plants to grow. Some types of molds help accelerate the growth of plants, since it keeps soil healthy and full of nutrients and the decomposed materials in it may actually help the soil to be nutritious for the growth of plant.

  1. Growth of Mold Is of Many Colors

Black mold is one of the most dangerous types of mold. But other than black, there are different types of mold being green, orange, and white as well. Each color of mold represents its level of hazards. As mold colonizes, it also may change it colors which indicates its level of growth.

  1. Mold Is Not the Same as Mildew

Most often people confuse the two terms. Mildew can grow only on the surface while molds penetrate deep into the layers of wood, cabinets etc. It is due to this property that mildew can be easily cleaned and prevented, while mold since it is so penetrative becomes very hard to get rid of. This is one of the biggest factor that differentiates the two terms.

  1. It Is Almost Impossible to Get Rid of Mold

Yes, there are many ways to get rid of mold, but no procedure gives you 100 percent results. It is almost impossible to have a house completely free of mold. Some may grow in food, while there is more or less always a little amount hiding in your bathroom or near any leaky pipes.

  1. There Are Many Species of Mold

While some are highly toxic and contagious, a few species of mold can be actually beneficial for humans and some do no harm to our health. There are around 200,000 species of molds indifferent colors, shape and sizes. Some have toxins, some may cause allergy only. Some also spread very easily. As soon as you detect some mold around your house, contact certified mold inspector serving Los Angeles, CA to remove it right away.

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