Did you know that mildew is actually a subcategory of mold? If your home or office building has been affected by mildew, MoldGone can help you get rid of it! Our patented dry fog technology is guaranteed to remove mildew, mold, fungus, and harmful pathogens completely and effectively. Our treatment works in just a few hours and won’t damage your property.

Mildew vs. Mold

What is mildew?

Mildew refers to certain types of mold or fungus. While mold can thrive on any porous surfaces with sufficient moisture, mildew usually grows where moisture levels are the highest—on shower walls or in the washing machine. 

Mildew tends to be gray, white, or pinkish in color. It is less harmful and more easily treated than mold. However, mold and mildew both grow in similar environments. If you have mildew growing in your home or office, you should eradicate it before mold also begins to grow. 

What is mold?

Mold is a type of fungus that consists of microscopic organisms. Varying in color from white to green to black, molds grow best in places where it finds high moisture and high humidity. Because it reproduces through lightweight spores that can become airborne, mold tends to spread quickly. 

If you have mold in an enclosed indoor space, you are probably breathing mold spores! Mold can cause allergy-like symptoms such as sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, coughing, itchy nose or throat, watery eyes, and dry skin. Mold allergies look much like seasonal allergies, but persist much longer. They can also become more severe if you are elderly or  immuno-compromised. 

Mold Removal in Maricopa County 

The main difference between mold and mildew is that you can usually spot mildew more easily. Mold is often undetectable to the human eye, so noticing the symptoms of mold allergies or musty odors can make all the difference. If you suspect the presence of mold in your Maricopa County home or office, contact us today to schedule a free inspection. We’ll help you get rid of mold for good!

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