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What is the Difference between Mold and Mildew?

Man Examining And Repairing RoofMold and mildew are both types of fungi that are often found in homes. Humidity and excess moisture leads to their growth. They both spread easily and can grow on various surfaces. They must be treated during early stages to keep your house, furniture or clothing from being harmed.

In order to remove mold or mildew from your house, you must first identify which fungus is spreading. Many people get confused when it comes to differentiating between mold and mildew, but it is the first step that needs to be taken so that an appropriate remediation can be performed.

How to prevent mold from growing in your home

checking moisture levelMold is a fungus that grows in houses due to the presence of moisture. Wooden furniture, clothes, pets, and leaky roofs are prone to the growth of mold. Appropriate actions should be taken beforehand to prevent it; otherwise, people living in the affected premises may suffer from respiratory problems and allergies. Many homeowners may avoid the issue until it has become critical, but dealing with it during early stages is always a better option. There are steps you can take to prevent mold from becoming an ongoing problem.

Here are some things you can do to help prevent the growth of mold in your home:

Air Testing For Mold

MoldThe presence of mold in homes and workplace environments presents considerable health risks of illnesses and diseases. While it is generally not attributed to serious illness, mold in large quantities can lead to instances of neurological problems and death. Homeowners and employers need to routinely conduct air testing to check traces of mold to ensure health hazards are avoided as best as possible.

Mold can be checked easily by looking out for visible signs of excess moisture in buildings and homes. However, it is now possible to avert the dangerous consequences of health hazards through air testing for mold using advanced air cassette technologies. In this post, we explore what air testing for mold is and how it needs to be conducted through carefully controlled protocols and methods.

Why does mold grow in homes?

black mold growing on a shower drainMold refers to natural microbes that are beneficial to the environment when occurring outside homes. However, their growth inside homes should be controlled and prevented to avoid harm to your health and damage to your belongings.

Molds usually spread inside the house when spores carry them through the air and deposit them on wet items. The mold spores are invisible to naked eye, but careful inspection of suspected problem areas can help in preventing their growth. Moisture, dampness, and humidity are the major reasons due to which mold grow in homes. Lack of air flow can be a major contributing factor to the excessive moisture needed to sustain mold growth.

The major reasons  for the growth of mold in homes are as follows:

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