Let's talk about Mildew and Mold
What are the health effects of mildew on health?
This is a more difficult question to answer. Mildew is a group of fungi. It is different from molds. Mildew is not toxic. It does not produce mycotoxins. Mycotoxins are toxic substances produced by some species of mold.
Some mildew species, such as the powdery mildew, do produce volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs may include substances such as ammonia and some aldehydes. These substances may cause allergic reactions and respiratory problems in some people. It is important to avoid breathing in and touching these substances. Persons who are sensitive to VOCs may be at higher risk.
Mildew can cause acute asthma attacks in vulnerable individuals and in others, it may cause periodic allergic reactions. Even healthy people’s immune systems might be activated when they breathe in fungi's spores or when touching or eating food that contains common food spoilage enzymes from mildew.
Is there any treatment for mildew?
The best treatment for mildew is to prevent mildew growth. It is important to remove mildew from water-damaged areas.
The removal of moldy materials may be done by a professional. It is very important to wear the proper protective equipment when removing moldy or mildewed materials. Protective equipment should include a face mask, gloves, and goggles.
We generally advise against DIY methods for removal of moldy materials, except for small areas. We also advise against removing moldy materials by using a vacuum cleaner.
How can mildew be prevented?
The best way to prevent mildew growth is to keep humidity levels low. The humidity level should be below 50% in areas where mildew growth might occur.
Moisture levels should be checked in areas where mildew growth might occur.
It is easy for moisture to build up in the following areas:
- Near leaks
- Near bathrooms
- Near showers
- Near sinks
- Near water heaters
- Near water supply equipment
- Near hot water supply equipment
Why Hire a Professional Mildew / Mold Remover?
Are you experiencing a problem with mildew and mold? If you are, you may be considering hiring a professional mold remover to solve the problem.
Benefits of using mildew removal services:
- It saves you the hassles of having to purchase and use harsh chemicals
- It saves you money and time
- You get to engage in your other activities while the mildew is being removed
- The companies that offer these services will come to your home and remove the mildew
- The companies will do it in a safe and effective manner
- It is convenient and easy to hire a mildew removal service since they are readily available
- You do not have to take the time to research and purchase the materials needed for the process
- You do not have to clean the bathroom or other areas where the mildew is
- You do not have to purchase the necessary tools and hire the workers to do the cleaning for you
- You will not have to worry about cleaning chemicals that might damage your health or that of your loved ones
- You do not have to worry about the health of your loved ones when you engage in the cleaning process
- It is a great way to be able to clean your bathroom and other areas in a safe and effective manner
How to Find a Good Mold Removal Service
If you have a problem with mold, then the first thing you need to do is find a good mold removal service.
Often, people use the terms interchangeably. However, there are distinct differences between mold removal and mold remediation. Many people are not aware of the difference between mold removal and mold remediation.
Mold removal is the process of removing mold from a surface. It is important to remove the mold from the surface in order to prevent further mold growth. Most mold removal can be performed by a homeowner. However, some mold removal may require the assistance of a professional.
Mold remediation is the process of cleaning the mold growth from the source. It is important to clean the mold growth from the source to prevent future mold growth. A professional mold remediation expert can remove mold from the source and prevent mold growth from returning.
Mold remediation is much more involved than mold removal. The source of the mold growth must be identified and treated. If the source is not removed, it can easily allow mold to grow again.
Mold Removal vs. Mold Remediation
Mold removal is much easier than mold remediation. However, it is only the first step in the process. The source of the mold growth must be identified and treated. If the source is not removed, it can easily allow mold to grow again.