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What is the difference between mold and mildew?


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Answer: Mold is usually fuzzy in appearance. It can be many different colors. Mildew is usually flat and powdery.
Mountain View Inspection Services
Answer: Mildew is a grey or white fungus that grows on some material that can eisily be cleaned away. Mold is either a green or black fungus that eats into the material it lives on. This fungus is not as eaisily destrored.
Vico Home Inspection
Answer: Same mildew is mold nice way if saying mold.
Margate mold removal inc
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Answer: In my opinion, there is not much difference. Both are undesirable.
Quality Environmental
Answer: The definaition of Mildew per Webster is : a superficial usually whitish growth produced especially on organic matter or living plants by fungi. Mildew is often used as a replacement for the four letter word "MOLD" because it tends to make it less of a forbidding word or issue. If you have mildew or mold in the house you still have a problem. Cal us we can help!
Honest Home Inspections & Milwaukee Mold Inspector
Answer: Mold and mildew are both types of fungi and are similar in many ways.
Global One Cleaning & Restoration
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Answer: No difference
Certified Inspectors, LLC
Answer: Not much
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
Answer: Biggest difference is the negative health affects. Mildew looks very different from mold. Mildew is typically found on non-cellulose materials around here, mainly things like silicone or tile.
Worsley Inspections LLC
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Answer: They are both fugi, however mold growth on dead or non viable organic material and mildew grows on live organic material like plants.
Blue Sky Inspection
Answer: I don't know.
Contractors Corp.
Answer: Mold and mildew are both types of fungi and are similar in many ways. Mold is usually fuzzy in appearance. It can be many different colors, including blue, green, yellow, brown, gray, black, or white where mildew usually grows in a flat pattern and may appear either powdery or downy. Powdery mildew usually starts out white and may later turn yellow, brown, or black. Downy mildew usually starts out yellow and later turns brown. Mold can cause structural damage to homes over time. Mold can also cause numerous health problems, including respiratory problems, allergic reactions, migraines, inflammation and pain in the joints, mental status changes, and extreme fatigue. Mildew can cause damage to plants and crops. It can also cause health problems, including respiratory problems and headaches.
NTX Enviro
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Answer: Nothing
ESESIS Environmental Partners Corp
Answer: Mold is fungal growth that attacks cellulose material. Mildew is airborne fungal that can build up on alt materials
Glover Environmental
Answer: Although mildew and mold are both kinds of fungi, mildew is commonly referred to as a type of mold. Mildew has a powdery appearance, and mold has a fuzzy appearance. Mold causes structural damage to buildings and can cause severe health issues. Mildew causes damage to fabrics or crops and can also be hazardous to a persons health. Mold and mildew can cause respiratory problems, headaches and allergic reactions, among other ailments.
Master Building Inspectors
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Answer: They are more similar than dis similar. Both are Fungi. Indoor Mildew is more easily removed from surfaces and commonly found growing on plants. Mold is more commonly found growing "in porous substrates." Health effects linked to both Water and Mold damage are also much more serious "In general terms" although Respiratory problems have been linked to all 3. IT ALL NEEDS PROPERLY ABATED. Got questions feel free to www. asksafehouse.com or call us.
SafeHouse Solutions, LLC
Answer: Mold and Mildew are two different kinds of fungi, which grow on moist and dump places. They are difficult to differentiate as both are fungi and have almost similar characteristics
Mid America Property Service
Answer: Mold is a microbial growth that has roots and mildew is more of a surface fungus.
Total Check-Up Inspections
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Answer: nothing
Artios Painting 309 788 9432
Answer: Mold grows on organic matter, mildew can be on almost anything with moisture.
A Balance Home Inspection
Answer: Mold is often thick and black, green, red or blue in color, and mildew usually is lighter, powdery and gray or white.
Eagles Eye Home Inspection,LLC
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Answer: Mold can be harmful to your health. Mildew can usually be cleaned with good housekeeping.
JCs Environmental Technologies
Answer: Mildew is "mold like" and caused by two specific organisms. Mold grows on organic matter, mildew can grow on almost anything with moisture.
NH Roof Consulting & Inspection
Answer: Mildew is only on the surface
A & H PROPERTIES
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Answer: There is no difference, mildew is mold. The word mildew is used to sugar coat a mold issue.
Jose Tech Inspection
Answer: The difference between mold and mildew is the appearance and location where they are growing. Mold is often thick and comes in all colors (black,green,red,blue), and mildew is normally lighter, thiner in appearance and powdery gray or white in color.
Family First Restoration
Answer: Mold is a very hazardous, mildew is the beginning stages of mold, if left untreated it will become dangerous
JKM Home Inspections
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