Mold and Mildew: The Menace of the Bathroom

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Mold and mildew can be a menace in your home. If not addressed, they can cause breathing problems, allergies, and headaches, as well as lead to various serious medical issues down the line.

These fungi usually breed in bathrooms due to the high humidity and (often) improper ventilation. To prevent them from spreading, you should know how to recognize and combat them.

Keep reading to find out everything you need to know to keep your bathroom safe.

What Is the Difference?

While mildew and mold are both types of fungi, the former is a lot less invasive and dangerous. It is often powdery, grayish-white, and might become brown as it ages.

Mildew is also a lot easier to clean, as it never penetrates deeper into a material. In fact, it only lives on its surface (on your tiles and walls, for example).

To get rid of it, all you’ll need is a strong cleaning agent (bleach or vinegar should do) and a scrub brush. Once you’ve cleaned everything in your bathroom, the annoying pest should be ancient history.

Mold, on the other hand, is a whole other beast. In the beginning, it is difficult to spot the warning sides of an infestation. Namely, you often won’t see mold before it’s already made a home deep inside your bathroom walls and under your tiles.

Once you actually see mold, you’ll notice that it can take many more forms than mildew. It can be black, reddish, green, yellow, brown, gray, and white. In addition, it can appear hairy, powdery, or smokey, and it always has a musty smell.

As you can already guess, mold doesn’t just stick to the surfaces in your bathroom. Instead, it will go deep inside, making removal and future prevention a lot more difficult.

What Then?

Although it is possible and safe to deal with mildew alone, the same isn’t the case with mold. So, if you notice it in your bathroom, make sure to call a mold remediation service as soon as possible.

That way, you will protect your family and home without putting anyone at risk. Plus, you will ensure that the problem is actually resolved and you don’t have any issues in the future.

Mold Solutions: The Best Choice You Can Make

At Your Mold Solutions, we specialize in combating all types of mold infestations. We have the equipment and experience necessary to tackle any job, and our technicians are always a call away.

So, contact us at the first sign of trouble, and we’ll do an inspection. We’ll then give you an estimate and start working as soon as you give us the green light.

In a short time, your home will be a safe place once again, and mold and mildew will be just a nasty memory!


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