Knowing the Difference Between Mold and Mildew

img_9309Mildew and Mold are some of the most constant enemies that many homeowners battle. This is due to the fact that both can be found anywhere within your home where it is damp and humid, or where water damage is or once was.

So, do you know the difference between the growing mildew and mold in your Vancouver WA home?

Here are a few qualities of Mildew:

  • It grows on clothes
  • It is found in showers and bathrooms
  • It can be seen on fabric
  • It sometimes can be found on carpeting
  • It can be seen on many materials that contain natural fibers,
  • It is considered as being a plant disease

On the otherhand, mold is a slimy growth found on:

  • Wood
  • Drywall
  • Basements
  • Leaky pipes

Both mold and mildew spores thrive in cool and damp areas. Look for them in bathrooms such as the shower and underneath the sink. In kitchens, it can be found in the refrigerator drain pan, around the exhaust fan by the stove, underneath the sink, on the floors and walls. Mildew and mold also love to live and grow in basements and crawlspaces.

If you detect mold or mildew in your home, an expert in mold remediation from MoldEaters can come in to remove it. Contact us today!