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Restoration, November 21 2017

Mold or Mildew?

Mold or Mildew?

When should you worry vs.when you should get cleaned.

Did you know that mildew can actually be defined as a specific type of mold? Both mold and mildew are fungusthat containsmultiplenuclei. It can form in patches (green or black) beneath the material's surface.

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Mildew; however, is not invasive and as troublesome as some types of mold. Although mildew isn't as big of a concern as mold, it can still cause allergic reactions. It is usually found in wet areas and grows on flat surfaces which are easy to clean. If you are unsure whether you have mildew or mold, it's best to have mildew testing and mold testing completed.

Mold testing

Mold

Mold is in every structure but it's not always the dangerous type. There are around 100,000 types of mold. The most dangerous is black mold (Stachybotrys Chartarum). It is dangerous because it containsmycotoxins.

Some of the symptoms it can cause include:

* If you believe you have toxic mold, it is important to have professional mold testing performed. Icon Property Rescue has a certified mold hygienistthat willdetermine whetheror not the mycotoxin-producing toxic black mold or a non-toxic species of mold are present.

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