Mold and mildew are commonly thought to be the same, while those who know they are different aren’t exactly clear how they are dissimilar. Mold is most commonly found in bathrooms and typically black mold, although it has many forms. Mold is usually black, but can also be green, blue or red in color while mildew is either gray or white. However, both grow from spores and are found in either damp or warm places.
While you can usually clean mildew by yourself at home by using a commercial mildew cleaner, but when mold is present in the structure of your home eg; walls, floors, corners in bathroom, kitchen, laundry rooms, this can start to affect your health. In cases like these you may need to consult a professional and qualified mold remediation company to step in. If you are faced with any of these situations, get a professional restoration service to assess the situation in your premises and perform mold cleanup services:
- The premise has a history of leaks and water damage
- With suspicions of the presence of mold and mildew, that reappears after cleaning
- After the presence of mold, people seem to be getting sick without being able to attribute it to anything
- Water damage can be seen or
- Stagnant water smell in home
There is also may be a need for mold remediation whenever a flood has occurred and proper water extraction or if a home was not completely or properly dried after initial water damage. Professional remediation services will quickly draw out a plan to remove the mold damage, as mold will start to grow as quick as 24-48 hours after exposure. If you do not remove water swiftly, the resulting mold growth can lead to respiratory illness and in severe cases will lead to needing to change the drywall and timber. The structure might even need to be replaced if the mold has settled in too much to be treated.
If you are facing problems with mold damage and need water removal or have already experienced water damage in the Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey area, NextGen Restorations will get the job done right the first time for you. We are here to serve your emergency 24 hours a day / 7 days a week, with dispatchers on call (813) 962-6855 to send out our immediate response crews to carry out water extraction and mold remediation services for you. We are fully certified and qualified to extract water from your premises professionally, which is critical to preventing mold problems before they start. NextGen Restoration here to serve you 24 hours / 7 days a week (813) 962-6855.