Mold Remediation – FAQs

Mold Remediation – The facts

This Mold remediation FAQ page will help you understand the facts.

What’s the difference between Mold and Mildew

Mold and mildew are basically just different types of fungi. Mildew is a surface type Fungi light in color which can be easily scrubbed clean from most surfaces.  Mold on the other hand is generally black or green and is usually more deeply ingrained.  Both can have harmful effects on your health and home if left untreated.

What causes mold to grow?

Invisible and tidy spores enter the home or building through vents and any leaks in your home all the time. To grow these spores need latent moisture and humidity.  The higher the humidity the faster they can grow.  When the spores settle in a damp area they will start to grow and destroy the surface they landed on.  The spores can settle on any damp surface as listed here:

  • Wood
  • Wallpaper
  • Insulation
  • Painted surface
  • Ceiling tiles
  • Carpets

Can I remove Mold myself?

Mold is a serious problem and we don’t recommend untrained removal.  Incorrectly treated mold can make the problem worse.  Mold remediation should be completed in a confined area with negative airflow with high level containment barriers and commercial grade antimicrobial to prevent the mold from reoccurring.

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