Mould Vs. Mildew; What’s the Difference?
Posted By Apr 18, 2023
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Many people consider mould and mildew interchangeable issues related to fungus growth. However, while mould and mildew are alike in many ways, they have some key differences that are important to be aware of. Both mould and mildew can harm your health; that’s why you need Grimebusters to help you with all your mould and mildew removal needs. Below we’ll cover the differences between mildew and mould and what to do if you spot these fungi in your home or business. Continue reading to learn more about mould and mildew!

What Is Mould?

Simply put, mould is a fungus that thrives in moist, damp, and dark environments. Mould grows into multicellular structures called hyphae, which eventually mature into visible colonies. Mould prospers on organic materials with vulnerable cell walls as it can more easily break down and absorb nutrients from those materials.

Part of what makes mould so challenging to deal with is that it can grow practically anywhere indoors. As long as the mould has plenty of moisture, it grows on concrete, wood floors, drywall, carpeting, upholstery, and elsewhere. If you spot mould in your Edmonton home or business, remove it immediately, as it can cause serious health issues. This is where Grimebusters can help, but more on our mould removal services later.

What Is Mildew?

Mildew is a specific type of early-stage mould. Like mould, mildew is a fungus that floats through the air as tiny spores. These spores attach themselves to whatever surfaces they come into contact with. Those spores will begin to colonize and grow when the environment is damp or humid enough. However, unlike mould, mildew does not penetrate surfaces and grow into the materials its spores land on. Instead, mildew grows on top of flat surfaces, like the grout between your bathroom tiles. It releases a musty smell that can trigger respiratory issues, but that smell makes it easier to spot than mould. Mildew is significantly easier to remove than mould, as a good household cleaner and scrub brush typically do the trick. While mildew is not as threatening to your health as mould, it should still be taken seriously and removed as soon as possible.

How Do You Get Rid of Mold and Mildew?

Have you found mould or excessive mildew in your home, business, or commercial property? If so, then you need the help of a professional mould removal company like Grimebusters. Attempting to remove mould yourself can put your health at risk and be a significant challenge, as mould can be hard to locate. Grimebusters’ mould removal specialists are highly trained, certified and equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and tools to identify and remove any mould from your property. Our mould removal service includes mould containment, aggressive removal, decontamination, consultant inspections, air testings, and other relevant reporting.

At Grimebusters, we understand the many adverse health effects mould can have. We believe that all Edmonton residents have the right to good health. That’s why our mould removal services are financially accessible, thorough, and compliant with Alberta’s stringent mould remediation guidelines. So if you find mould in your home or business, do not hesitate to get the professionals at Grimebutsers involved right away!

Trust Grimebusters for Your Mould Remediation

Mould and mildew pose serious health risks to your family, staff, and patrons, and they need to be addressed as soon as possible. With the help of a mould removal company like Grimebusters, our highly trained technicians can quickly locate and remove the mould from your Edmonton home or business. Don’t let mould proliferate in your building; Grimebusters is here to help! Contact Grimebusters today to learn more about our mould removal services.