Mildew and mold are both types of fungus. Of course, so are the mushrooms we eat. How can you tell if a mildewy spot needs to be dealt with like toxic mold? When in doubt, call your NYC mold removal company.
To cut to the chase, no – mildew does not cause the same health problems as toxic mold. Asthma problems, running noses, perpetual cold symptoms, or even bleeding lungs can be caused by mold. Mold is especially harmful to the young and the elderly, as well as to immune-compromised people.
Mildew looks powdery and ranges in color from white to gray to brown. Toxic mold will typically be larger and fuzzier, and either red, green, or black.
Mildew or Mold? You Might Have Both
Mildew found on tile or painted surfaces can be removed easily with an appropriate spray cleaner. However, if conditions are right for mildew to grow, your building might be at risk of mold contamination, too.
Humidity determines mold growth to a large extent. All mold needs to survive:
– Moderate temperature
– Food (paper, wood, drywall, etc.)
Damp bathrooms, dank basements, dripping plumbing under the sink or in the walls – these are all situations that promote both mildew and mold growth.
Suspect Mold? There’s an Easy Solution
Whether or not you have toxic mold, you can breathe a sigh of relief. Our NYC mold removal service is faster, cheaper, and longer lasting than traditional remediation. We kill the spores, clean the area, and seal the surfaces so that we can offer up to a 5-year guarantee.
Call Stern Mold at 888-887-8376 for a free inspection and quote for NYC mold removal.