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Have You Found Mold or Mildew in Your Oxford, MS Home?

2/4/2022 (Permalink)

Fuzzy mold spots rest on a purple background If it's fuzzy, there's a good chance it's mold.

Have you found something growing in or on your home?  It can be a bit unsettling!  Mold growth in a home is often a cause of concern for a homeowner, and a lot of times, they automatically assume the worst.  Mold and mildew are often used interchangeably, but they are two different things with different treatment protocols.  You need to know what you're dealing with before attempting to treat a spot. 

Here are a few of the major differences between mold and mildew: 

Do you see a flat spot or is it more three-dimensional?  Mildew is always flat, but mold is often raised. 

What color is it?  Mildew is usually white or grey.  It looks dry, or sometimes even has a  powdery appearance.  Mold is either red, blue, green, or black.  It can look slimy or even fuzzy. 

How does it smell?  A musty smell like damp socks generally indicates mildew, but a pungent odor is more commonly found with mold.   

It's important to remember that mold and mildew need to be stopped at the source, otherwise the problem is likely to return!  Moisture is the key to their survival and reproduction, so the source of the excess moisture needs to be located and repaired.   

Think you have a mold issue?  We're always here to help!  Give SERVPRO of Oxford/Batesville/Clarksdale a call at 662-281-1881, and we'll be happy to schedule an inspection and plan a course of action.   

We'll make it "Like it never even happened." 

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