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Learn the Differences Between Mold Damage and Mildew on Your Agoura Hills Property

2/6/2018 (Permalink)

Some types of mold require a unique remediation process. Let us investigate the damage and come up with a custom plan for your situation.

Our Certified Technicians Will Assess Your Mold Infestation Before Remediating the Damage

There is a considerable difference between fungi such as mold and mildew that many people are not aware of, which makes discovering and correctly identifying mold on your Agoura Hills property, easier. Mold and mildew may both be a type of fungi that share many standard features. However, they differ in many ways.

Knowing these differences gives you a better understanding of how to approach the situation in and around your home while also preventing mold damage in Agoura Hills from causing significant problems. Just remember, locating a qualified professional can make a huge difference in the length, quality, and efficiency of your home’s remediation.

At SERVPRO, we understand how mold and mildew can thrive in damp areas, both in and around your home. Both fungi require an appropriate food source, oxygen, and water to begin a growth cycle without any hindrance. However, without all three present, mold can remain present in your home, surviving until the right conditions exist.

Mildew grows mostly on plants, killing them if not taken care of in a timely fashion. Mildew is also known as parasitic fungi, causing many plant diseases. Both can cause health effects, depending on the amount and extent of exposure. This makes it especially important to have a professional, like SERVPRO, perform remediation services as soon as possible.

There are thousands of recorded mold species in existence. However, mold usually has a fuzzy or slimy texture, whereas mildew appears either powdery or sandy. Sandy mildew starts yellow, turning to a darker brownish color later in life. Powdery mildew is white, turning to yellow and again to black as it matures. Mold appears as irregularly shaped spots or dots containing a variety of colors – blue, green, yellow, brown, gray, black, or even white.

Since every situation remains unique, SERVPRO technicians need an opportunity to inspect your property. That way, we can repair existing leaks, install necessary ventilation, drainage, or dehumidification equipment to control the conditions of your living environment, better.

Contact SERVPRO of Agoura / Calabasas / Hidden Hills for additional information about how we can help you regain control over the environment in your home, today. (818) 991-6292

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