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Mold vs. Mildew

Very often, mold and mildew both can be found in a home. Both thrive in moist environments and are types of fungi. However, they bring different risks to the table and require different types of treatment. Here are a few tips on how to identify the difference between mold and mildew. For more information about mold in Port Charlotte, contact us today.

What Is the Difference?

Mold is generally a black or green fungus that can penetrate and grow beneath a surface. In contrast, mildew grows on the surface of materials in your home such as paper, fabrics, and various organic materials, where it can generally be easily removed.

The Different Effects of Mold and MildewMold spores

Both mildew and mold need to be exterminated in a quick manner. Both can be harmful if they are left untreated for long periods of time. Mildew generally develops indoors and can cause coughing, headaches, sore throats, and respiratory problems. In contrast, mold can cause structural damage to your home, along with a variety of mild, to serious health problems, such as allergic reactions, respiratory problems, heart problems, migraines, inflammation and pain in joints, dizziness, depression, and extreme fatigue.

Mold in Port Charlotte

If you suspect or find mold in your home or office building, mold testing cannot wait. You need professional inspection, removal, and remediation. So, do not hesitate to contact us at FP Property Restoration to learn how our services can help you.