Mold Prevention – Good Mold and Bad Mold
Not all mold is harmful to humans. Mold is a fungus that develops in the atmosphere when the conditions are right. There are lots of good molds that naturally develop and can be used to our advantage. These molds can actually be good for us! Mold is used in many different industries, two of the most common are the medical industry and the food industry.
If you’ve ever eaten a Mushroom, then you’ve eaten mold! Cheese is another example of mold in food. Blue Cheese is probably the most obvious, but most high end cheeses get their unique taste from mold. This is done through a carefully monitored aging process in a controlled environment. Everything from temperature, moisture and lighting is taken into account. Please DO NOT grow mold on food yourself and eat it! It’s very dangerous! The food industry has to follow strict laws and guidelines in order to operate and they also have years of experience!
Bad mold is commonly referred to as “Black Mold” by the general public. There are many different types of toxic mold, not all of them are “Black” and Just because it’s black doesn’t mean its toxic mold either! Toxic mold comes in many different colors like white, yellow and green to name a few.
These toxic molds usually grow on organic building materials such as drywall and wood. Toxic mold can be deadly and professional help is always recommended when dealing mold. The Mold Men use state-of-the-art products to remediate toxic mold and we never touch it without containment suits and respirators.