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Mold vs. Mildew

10/22/2021 (Permalink)

Mold in the wall Mold in the wall

Mold and Mildew are fungi that develop due to excessive, unchecked moisture in confined spaces, especially in damp areas with water damage. Though related, Mold and Mildew are different microorganisms that grow differently and must be treated differently.

Safely eradicating Mold and Mildew is crucial to keeping you safe and your home in good shape.


Mildew can harm the food it grows on, but it doesn’t typically leave lasting damage to other surfaces, such as tile floors or bathroom mirrors. Additionally, anyone who inhales mildew spores may start coughing, get a headache or have trouble breathing, so that this fungus can present some health issues.

However, Mold tends to be more serious. Mold can damage entire structures, including homes and vehicles, and it can cause long-term health problems for people. Mold can cause health effects. In addition, anyone who has a mold allergy may experience congestion, sneezing, and irritation of the eyes, throat, and skin.


Mildew is typically white, gray, or yellow and grows on the surface of moist, warm areas. Its texture is fluffy or powdery. 

Mold tends to be green or black, and it usually grows underneath the surface of anything that has gotten wet. Its texture can be fuzzy or slimy.


To treat Mildew, you can use standard household cleaning products and brushwork, which exists on surfaces. Once a fungus has been identified as Mold, however, it’s essential to establish what kind of Mold it is because the procedure for removing it varies depending on the type. Most of them require hiring a mold removal professional to regain the hygienic air quality in your home.

 Remember, SERVPRO of Grand Routt & Rio Blanco is ready to assist you with Mold remediation and help you get back to normal. Getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We are a 24/7 emergency response, call us today at 970-457-1449.

How to Prevent Mold from Coming Back

10/18/2021 (Permalink)

Spraying mold Spraying mold on the wall

Once mold remediation has taken place, you may feel relieved, but it’s essential to learn from the mold outbreak. It would help if you took the necessary measures to prevent the mold from returning.

Make sure you keep mold out of your home or building by taking the proper steps. Use the following mold prevention tips as a guide on how to stop mold from coming back.

Eliminate Excess Moisture

Moisture is essential for mold to grow, so if you can eliminate any excess water from your property, you can significantly reduce the potential for mold growth. 

Air Circulation and Ventilation

Keeping bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, and basements well ventilated would help prevent mold buildup. As simple as opening windows and doors during dry weather would let fresh air into spaces and maintain air circulation.

Immediately Dry Wet Areas

Managing moisture can help you prevent mold growth easily. If we deprive molds of their feeding material (steam), they cannot grow. You need to dry the wet areas within 24-48 hours. It will help you ensure that molds will not come back again.

Throw Out Moldy Objects

Getting rid of moldy items would save you from continually worrying about new mold growing on them. It would also help prevent decay to further spread to other objects. If a part of your drywall has mold on it, cut it out and replace it.

Use Mold-Resistant Products in Homes

Whether old or new, it is always better to equip your home with mold-resistant products such as mold-resistant drywall, sheetrock, etc. Also, use mold inhibitors for paints. It is recommended to use mold-resistant walls, especially for bathrooms, kitchens, laundry rooms, etc.

Regularly Conduct Maintenance and Repairs

Routinely inspect your home for leaks, damps, flooding, or clogged gutters, especially after a storm or heavy rain. During dry weather, check for cracks or signs of foundation shifting. After finding such problems, have them repaired as soon as possible because where water damage occurs, mold growth often would quickly follow.

Our trained technicians would know where and what to look for to treat the issue properly. Using specialized products and equipment, professionals could also prevent further mold buildups.

Remember, SERVPRO of Grand Routt & Rio Blanco is ready to assist you with Mold restoration and help you get back to normal. Getting your home or business back to preloss condition as quickly as possible is our number one priority. We are a 24/7 emergency response. Call us today at 970-457-1449.