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Why You Shouldn’t Paint Over Molds

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If you have molds appearing on your walls, it could look very unpleasant especially during the holiday seasons. Mold grows fairly quickly once they start appearing and many homeowners were wondering if they can take a little shortcut and paint over mold?

When you paint over mold, it is a quick fix to hide the mold but it would not kill the mold underneath the paint. So, once mold starts to grow over the paint, it will reappear again. Many people do it because of a lack of education about mold, however, there are many landlords or property managers that paint over because that is the cheapest and fastest way to cover any mold that appears in a home.

Signs of Paint Over Mold: 

  • The paint on the wall is bubbled, cracked, or chipped.
  • White paint that has turned yellow
  • The wall is not flat because of water damage

If you see signs of mold, it is most likely that there was previous water damage that was not properly remediated. You need to first find the source of the water damage whether it was a leak or flooding damage. Then, you will need to hire a professional mold remediation company to remediate the mold first before painting fresh paint over it.

Mold is a silent and fast killer. It can impact your health and cause severe damages, it could be as serious as death. Itchy skin and respiratory issues are commonly found in people who lived with mold. The young and elders are the most vulnerable and it is important to protect you and your family. So, do not choose to paint over mold.

Contact Mold Doctors Today

If you see or suspect there is mold, contact a professional mold remediation company like Mold Doctors to start an official inspection. Professionals can easily determine the mold damage and how they can remediate the mold. It is highly recommended to do it as soon as possible because although not all mold is toxic, yet no mold is good for your health. Contact us today for a free quote. We are proud to serve Yarmouth, Dennis, Barnstable, and other areas in Cape Cod and South Shore.

 

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