Operating in the cleaning and remediation industry since 1988, we have come to be known as experts in the field. Mould is one of our specialties, and we are very good at what we do.
In our years of experience, we have noticed that conversations about mould will often lead to the debate of many reoccurring myths. The following is a list of our favourite fables – debunked.”
“Just chuck some bleach on it, mate. She’ll be right”
As is the case with most good myths, it is founded in an element of truth. Bleach does, indeed, kill a good amount of mould present on hard surfaces. However, it is definitely not recommended as a regular remediation tactic. This is because while it will kill some of the mould growth, it certainly will not get all of it. More importantly, it is not enough to simply kill mould. Mould must be killed AND THEN removed. Even dead mould spores create a hazardous environment to people living and working in close vicinity to them.
To reiterate that last point, mould can continue to be a health risk even after it is killed. This is why professional mould remediation services are required. We not only kill the mould, but also clear it away from the surface area and the air. It is these floating mould spores, mycotoxins and gases that are the real danger inherent in poisonous moulds.
A note on bleach in general. Bleach itself is not the safest of chemicals to have in your home:
It is true that mould can be black. It is also true that black mould can be poisonous. Unfortunately, it is now acceptable to assume that ALL black mould is toxic. Even worse, a lot of people now believe that ONLY black mould is toxic. This creates the dangerous situation is which households and workplaces do not seek professional intervention for mould growth that is, in fact, detrimental to the health of the building/vehicle’s occupants.
A note about mould colouring:
Unfortunately, mould can be incredibly sneaky. If it is, indeed, one of the more sinister species, it can begin contaminating the air long before it becomes visible. This is why it is essential to have an awareness of a few different elements in your environment at all times:
As much as we may wish it, effective mould remediation is not a case of simply opening a window and uttering the words, ‘Mould be gone!”.
Wouldn’t that be nice..!
Mould needs to be handled carefully and thoroughly. It needs to be killed and the dead spores removed from both the surface area and air. AllAces has a highly specialised range of tools and, when wielded by our highly trained IICRC and RIA certified technicians, makes this possible.
If you have become aware of mould growth in your home or place of work, do not risk your health. Call the professionals on 1800 00 1010 and have the problem resolved properly.