Learn about the difference between mold, mildew, and fungus, and how to ensure it is properly remediated from your property.
So you’ve been told or think you have mold, mildew, or fungus. What’s the difference? Is one worse than the other? Should you panic?
Most mildew is mislabeled by people who either don’t know much about fungus or are trying to minimize any fear of mold. Mildew is usually a type of mold, but is not always, and grows in a flat pattern. Both mold and mildew are classified as fungi.
The specific language matters when it comes to ensuring proper remediation. If you have growth on wood or drywall, it’s mold.
You can count on our mold removal experts to follow all industry standards and best practices.
Always know what is happening, what your options are, and feel in control of the decision-making process.
Locally owned & operated, you can trust Tier Restoration to provide exceptional service.
You’ve been told that you have brown rot fungus or white rot fungus. What does that mean? It means that, unless you can get them to show you lab results, the pest control salesman knows enough to not tell you that it is mold and get in trouble. He tells you he can sell you a solution for mold by calling it fungus, “treat” the mold according to his pest control company’s standards, and put your worries behind you.
This method costs less than proper mold removal, but it does not meet the S520 Standard for Mold Remediation and won’t solve the problem. In the end, he makes money, but this route ends up costing you more in the end because it is a rip-off and will not pass any competent 3rd party Post Remediation Verification (PRV). Whether you are being told it’s fungus, mold, or mildew, always ask if they follow the IICRC S520 Standard for Mold Remediation and ensure any mold (fungus) remediation company you hire agrees to follow these standards.
So all mold is a fungus. All mildew is a fungus. But not all fungus is mold or mildew. Fungi also includes mushrooms, lichens, smuts, yeasts, and rusts. Are all fungi bad? It depends. Fungus decomposes their hosts, which is a very “green” thing to do, otherwise, everything and everybody would die but not decompose/recycle. Compost piles rely on fungus. Dirt relies on fungus. Mildew lets natural selection promote the strongest strains of vegetation to live. Is that bad? The question is, “how much does fungus (mold) affect your living environment?”
Condition 1, according to the S520, is the level of mold in our indoor environment we have come to accept as normal for most people. A little mold growing on the window sill just needs to be wiped off, although, the relative humidity and HVAC may need to be investigated. Bigger projects may require an ACAC Board Certified Mold Remediation Professional like Tier Restoration.
Don't heisitate to call us for a mold inspection from a qualified professional.
We will properly assess the mold growth and establish a plan to remove it safely.
The mold is removed and you can be assured that is was addressed the right way.
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