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What is the difference between mold and mildew?


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Answer: There actually quite the same although most people associate them as different. Usually when called mildew its reviewing to bathroom and shower instances of light mold growth.
MOLD DOCTOR
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
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Answer: Mildew is part of the mold family. Therefore it is only described differently.
Stabilize, Inc.
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
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Answer: They are caused by two different organisms. Mildew is hard surface mold id usually where it can feed on material. That is what I remember of the top of my head.
North State Inspections
Answer: No difference
Certified Inspectors, LLC
Answer: Not much
Royalty Home Solutions, Inc
ProMatcher
Answer: Mold is potentially more dangerous.
Alabama indoor air quality testing, LLC.
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.
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Answer: Mildew vs. Mold. Mold and mildew are types of fungi; typically, mold is black or green, and mildew is gray or white. Mold tends to grows on food, whereas mildew is an issue on damp surfaces, like bathroom walls, basement walls, or fabrics. Mold grows in the form of multicellular filaments or hyphae, while mildew has flat growth.
Ray Inspection Services Corp
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Mildew is a surface fungi that can easily be identified as a patch of gray or even white fungus that is lying on the surface of a moist area. Mildew is easily treated with a store bought cleaner and a scrubbing brush. Mold, on the other hand, can be black or green and is often the result of a much larger problem.
House and Home Inspection Services
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Both are organic gross. The difference between mold and mildew is testing for toxins. Once you have the results from the lab you can verify if such mold is toxic or is simply a non-toxic mildew.
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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
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Answer: Mildew is just a form of wet mold.
AdvantaClean of Coastal Carolina
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
ProMatcher
Answer: Mold is the bacteria
All Season Home Inspections
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
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Answer: Although both are fungi, mildew is typically found on plants and food crops, or on the surface of objects, and is relatively small and flat in size while mold is "fuzzy" and rises out from the surface. There are many other differences in characteristics.
AdvantaClean of Frederick
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