Does the Color of My Mold Matter?

The wide world of mold is a many colored place.  Molds exist in practically every color you can imagine, ranging from purest white to darkest black with stops along the spectrum at brown, tan, green, red, orange, yellow, and even blue.  However, unless you are a mycologist (a scientist specializing in the study of molds) the color is irrelevant when choosing a mold killer.

Biologically a mold is a mold is a mold.  The color of the growth can help a scientist determine what species a particular mold might be, but color alone doesn’t tell you anything about a mold growth other than what color the growth happens to be at a specific point in time.  The color of mold growth is influenced not only the species of the mold, but also by he conditions in which the mold is growing, the nutrient source the mold is utilizing, and even the age of the growth.

Is black mold more dangerous?

Molds that are black in color have received a great deal of press as being the most threatening and dangerous of all molds.  Sadly, this hysteria isn’t actually universally true at all.  Many black molds are relatively benign and common in the environment.  The black pigment makes them no more dangerous than any other mold growth.  In fact, the mold growths that cause the most concern among mold specialists are actually the white molds which can include some very dangerous characters indeed, including Histoplasma capsulatum, primarily found east of the Rockies and especially in the Missouri, Ohio, and Mississippi River valleys and Cocciodies immitis in the western USA.

Regardless of the color of the mold, a mold killer acts by chemically disrupting the physical structure of the rooting and fruiting bodies of the mold organism itself.  It is helpful to think of mold as being more plant-like as opposed to being more like a bacteria.  Molds are more highly structured and complex in their construction and life cycle than any bacteria or virus.  Just as is necessary with weeds in your yard, destruction of the surface structures only gives you a temporary solution, common with products labeled as a mold cleaner, whereas a mold killer, like any of the MoldStat line of products, kills the entire organism, root and all, to help ensure a long-term solution to your mold problems.

Mold Killer MoldStat Plus

Unlike bleach, MoldStat is safe to use on many different types of surfaces, including fabrics, upholstery, drywall, clothing, and even in air ducts without being concerned about the damage to surfaces or discoloration so common with bleach.  MoldStat contains proprietary ingredients designed to help remove the dead mold residue, leaving behind a clean surface and a fresh scent that comes from the killing and ultimate removal of the mold, not just a cover up fragrance and cosmetic removal of only the surface growth of mold.

When used as a part of a comprehensive approach to mold removal and mediation, which must always include the killing of all active mold, removal of residue, and elimination of any source of the water mold requires to live and grow, the MoldStat family of mold killer products can help ensure a mold free future for your home and family.

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