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What is difference between mold and mildew?

2/7/2018 (Permalink)

Is there a difference between mildew and mold?

Many people don't understand the differences between Mold and Mildew. Both of them are unsightly and need to be cleaned but there are some subtle differences.

First of all, both mold and mildew are fungi. They breakdown organic materials in order to survive. The difference is in how they grow. Mold will grow in patches and have a "fuzzy" texture. It also lays down root systems in the organic material, such as wood or paper.

On the other hand, mildew grows flat and stays together. The flatness is usually white in color but can be seen in green and brown. Mildew does not root itself in the organic material and is therefore easier to cleanup.

Call SERVPRO of Hyde Park / Central Austin if you have mold in your home.

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