When should you worry vs. when you should get cleaned.Did you know that mildew can actually be defined as a specific type of mold? Both mold and mildew are fungus that contains multiple nuclei. It can form in patches (green or black) beneath the material’s surface.
Mildew; however, is not invasive and as troublesome as some types of mold. Although mildew isn’t as big of a concern as mold, it can still cause allergic reactions. It is usually found in wet areas and grows on flat surfaces which are easy to clean. If you are unsure whether you have mildew or mold, it’s best to have mildew testing and mold testing completed.
Mold is in every structure but it’s not always the dangerous type. There are around 100,000 types of mold. The most dangerous is black mold (Stachybotrys Chartarum). It is dangerous because it contains mycotoxins.Some of the symptoms it can cause include:
Mucous membrane Irritation
Internal organ damage
Immune system suppression
Death in extreme cases
* If you believe you have toxic mold, it is important to have professional mold testing performed. Icon Property Rescue has a certified mold hygienist that will determine whether or not the mycotoxin-producing toxic black mold or a non-toxic species of mold are present.
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