Mold and mildew are the two most common problems that plague American homeowners, especially here in Florida. This is because both mold and mildew love moisture and humidity–two things Florida has a lot of. What’s the difference though, and what does that mean for mold and mildew removal? At Restoration Doctor, we offer mold remediation Broward residents may sometimes need, and we can use our experience to help you learn what to expect when faced with either. We are located in Davie, FL.


Mold vs Mildew: What’s the Difference?

Before we talk about what makes mold and mildew different, let’s start by talking about what they have in common. Mold and mildew are two forms of fungi. As mentioned, they both love humidity and moisture, and they also need some kind of ‘food’ to grow on. A common example is wood, but clothing is another place they can grow. In order to spread, they release spores into the air–spores that are around all of us constantly. These spores are, on their own, harmless. The problem lies in when they’re allowed to settle and grow under the right conditions. In these examples, both can cause a number of health conditions from coughing, sneezing, and sore throats to migraines, hives, and pneumonia, among other conditions as well. These vary depending on the severity of the circumstances and the species of fungi. Both will also have a musty smell.


As for their differences… Mold is a term that describes a wide variety of fungal species, whereas mildew is a specific kind of mold. Mildew largely causes allergic symptoms and is relatively mild in comparison to many molds. Some molds are equally mild, but many are more severe. Some molds can even be toxic and life-threatening, especially with long-term exposure.


Regardless, mold and mildew are difficult to remove completely. DIY remediation can be effective for small spots, but if you have an infestation, you may find it incredibly difficult to resolve on your own. In these cases, you’ll absolutely want the help of a professional restoration team that has the tools and experience to fight the outbreak.


Why Trust a Restoration Service for Mold and Mildew Removal?

When it comes to severe mold and mildew removal, the common solution is to replace what’s been lost, but damage doesn’t always mean loss. There’s a possibility that the damage you’re looking at might be restorable. You can save money, especially if the damage isn’t covered by your insurance, if you do so. Even if your home is insured, the lower cost of restoration over replacement can keep your premiums low.


A contractor is trained in replacing what’s lost. That said, they’re not trained in identifying what can be realistically restored with the right equipment. A restoration company is trained in that way, however, and we can also go through all the damage you’re faced with and tell you what can be restored and what cannot, all for no additional cost. This means there’s nothing to lose by relying on a restoration company to handle your water damage repair needs.


Do You Need Mold Remediation Broward Residents Can Trust? Contact Us

Do you need mold and mildew removal in the Broward area? If so, Restoration Doctor can help you with mold remediation Broward homeowners can trust. For no extra cost, we can also provide an analysis of what can be restored and what will require replacement. When looking for mold damage repairs in Davie, FL, you can trust us to handle your home with care. Contact us today for more information on our services.