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Is it Mold or Mildew in Your Clemmons Home?

1/29/2021 (Permalink)

To better explain the difference between Mold and Mildew, you must first understand the biology of both. Mold and Mildew are both fungi. Generally speaking, mold typically grows organic materials such as wood, drywall, paper, and leather. In comparison, Mildew tends to grow on places like shower walls and windowsills. They both require moisture to grow, but mold derives its nutrients from decomposing organic materials. Hence, it helps breakdown and recycles organic materials, which in this case could mean your home.

Both Mold and Mildew can produce mycotoxins, and some mold species cause severe health effects. One particular type that most people have heard of is Stachybotrys, otherwise known as “Black Mold.” The problem with Mold and Mildew for the general population is that it is difficult to tell the difference visibly. There is no way to visibly tell what variety of mold you have in your home without an air quality test. That test can tell you the type of mold as well as the severity of your problem. That’s why it’s so important to call a qualified, trusted remediation specialist such as SERVPRO of Lexington/Thomasville. Our team of highly trained professionals will assess your home for free and help you decide your next course of action. If you would like to schedule your free home assessment, give us a call at(336) 224-2565 today. Because at SERVPRO we’re here to help.

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