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Busting Mold Myths with Five-Star Restoration

Painting over mold does not solve a mold problem. It only makes mold growth worse

Inland Empire home repair and restoration company, Five Star Restoration, is changing the way homeowners think about mold and mold remediation.

People cannot avoid mold. It’s everywhere, and we mean everywhere. And it always has been. It’s just a matter of how bad the mold growth is”

—Nick Smuts

MURRIETA, CALIFORNIA, USA, July 5, 2022 / — A recent article posted on its site regarding mold paint and other mold myths, the restoration company that serves North San Diego and the Inland Empire, offers insightful information regarding mold remediation and how the public perceives mold problems in the home.

“Mould is toxic, plain and simple. It doesn’t matter what color the mold is: black, pink or green. Mold is a serious health hazard to a homeowner and his family.

Indeed, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), it doesn’t matter what type of mold resides in a home; homeowners need to hire professionals to remove a growth. While many are familiar with toxic black mold, other types pose dangerous health risks.

The problem of paint on mold

A common question in online spaces asked by concerned homeowners, “can I paint over mold” has a nuanced answer.

While homeowners can technically cover up an unsightly mold growth, it’s essentially putting a band-aid on a bigger problem. A problem that will only grow in intensity as it is ignored.

“First, yes, you can technically paint over mold…[but] painting over toxic mold does not kill it. Will it eliminate unsightly mold growth on the surface you want to paint? Of course, but the mold will remain. And finally, homeowners should hire professionals for mold remediation. In short, save that fresh coat of paint when removing mold from a home. »

Likewise, some paints and primers advertise their ability to kill mold. However, according to Five Star Restoration, these claims are a bit complicated.

“…these paints are only effective if mold remediation professionals have already treated the surface. The paint aims to prevent the growth of mold on a problem area. These primers and paints act as preventative measures rather than proactive solutions to easily get rid of mold. »

While these DIY methods can temporarily suspend a mold growth problem, they only make potentially toxic mold growth more serious. Then the owners find themselves in a dangerous situation.

Mold is more than just a stain on a wall in a home; it is a health hazard. The solution is not to cover it with a coat of paint. What homeowners need are mold remediation professionals at Five Star. We can teach homeowners how to prevent rampant mold growth and clean surfaces. »

In short, Five Star Restoration emphasizes a homeowner’s crucial responsibility to prevent and stem mold growth for themselves and their family.

Examining and debunking mold myths

Answering the mold paint question was just the opening that Five Star Restoration needed to begin discussing common mold myths. The home repair and restoration company is quickly debunking these common and harmful mold myths.

For example, the old myth that homeowners can completely avoid mold. Mold spores are everywhere. All a mold spore needs is some water damage to gravitate towards to start becoming a problem.

“People can’t avoid mold. It’s everywhere, and we mean everywhere. And it always has been. It’s just a matter of how bad the mold growth is”

Offering expert guidance from the CDC, Five Star Restoration recommends using a dehumidifier and keeping humidity levels in a home as low as possible. Although this does not eliminate mold growth, it does retard it.

Avoid bleach

As a household cleaner, there’s probably no competition to the power of bleach. However, as Five Star Restoration points out, using bleach with mold is counterintuitive and deadly.

“Never use bleach to kill mold. First, bleach contains water, which can reverse the mold killing effort. Second, bleach can damage a home’s wood.Most striking of all is the potential for creating deadly chemicals.

“Mixing bleach with cleaning products containing ammonia, for example, creates chloramine gas. Chloramine gas is deadly to humans and animals.

Not to mention that bleach contains water. Mold grows out of water. So, in addition to feeding mold, it creates deadly situations that homeowners may not be aware of.

In short, Five Star Restoration strongly recommends using professionals and not creating household solutions containing bleach.

“While the first trend is to treat mold growth with bleach, trust us, it’s just not worth it. That’s why, while we love the spirit of DIY approach, we can’t tolerate any DIY efforts to remove mold.”

Call on five-star catering

Five Star Restoration’s local mold remediation experts ensure that its proven mold remediation process, leaving nothing to chance, provides homeowners with a solution to mold problems.

Starting with a comprehensive diagnosis, the Five Star Restoration team examines the property for mold, identifies the mold species, and creates a comprehensive method to eliminate mold in a home.

In addition to mold remediation, Five Star Restoration offers quality home repair and reconstruction services for almost any homeowner’s needs.

Learn more about five-star dining

Five Star Restoration serves the repair and restoration needs of the Inland Empire and North San Diego. Whether it’s repairing water damage or preparing for a natural storm, the professionals at Five Star Restoration have homeowners covered.

For more information, visit Five Star Dining.

Owners can call them at 951-368-2227

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