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Mold Mildew Cleaning

Many people suffer from allergies and excessive dust and particulates in the air and need to do something to improve their indoor air quality. We can help.

Mold Mildew Fungus Cleaning

So you’ve been told or think you have mold, mildew, or fungus. What’s the difference? Is one worse than the other? Should I panic? Am I going to die? Yes, you are going to die, but probably not from this.

Is All Mold and Mildew Fungus?

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 a type of mold that grows on living plants. It looks like a powdery substance on the leaves. It can interfere with photosynthesis and cause disease. So it is mold that grows on wood or drywall, not mildew.

Brown Rot and White Rot

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, but he can sell you a solution for mold by calling it fungus, “treat” the mold according to his pest control company’s standards, but not the S520 Standard for Mold Remediation. He makes money, but you don’t solve the problem, which costs less, but is the most expensive solution for mold remediation, because it is a rip-off and will not pass any competent 3rd party Post Remediation Verification (PRV), an S520 Standard you should ask them, or any mold (fungus) remediation company to agree to.

Mold, Mildew, and Fungus Treatment

So all mold is a fungus. All mildew is a fungus. But not all fungus is mold or mildew. The fungus also includes mushrooms, lichens, smuts, yeasts, and rusts. Are all fungus 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. The question is, “how much does mold affect your living environment”? Mildew lets natural selection promote the strongest strains of vegetation to live. Is that bad?

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.

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