Mould and mildew. These are two words you’ve heard together ever since commercials for bathroom cleaning products existed. But do we really think about what the difference is? There are quite significant differences. If researchers couldn’t tell between the two, they’d not have been able to come up with penicillin. Let’s take a look at the more striking differences between mould and mildew. Definitions Both are from the fungi family, but mould is a bit harder to classify. There are so many different types of microbes for mould, but mildew belongs to one particular group, called Erysiphales. Appearance You can…

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In the process of doing some renovations, you may come across mould. Painting over it may seem like a catchall solution. It’ll kill the mould and you’ll have a brand new coat of paint. Unfortunately, slapping on a coat of paint won’t make a mould problem go away. Before you apply a coat of paint, take these steps to get rid of the mould, so it doesn’t return after you’ve completed a paint job. 1. Find All Sources of Mould If mould is in one place, it’s likely to be in another. Inspect your home to find out where else…

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Jan
2014

What Is Black Mould?

Posted by henry in Services Category

In all areas of life, you’ll find words or phrases that have taken on a life of their own and can strike fear in the hearts of most people who hear them. The term “black mould” has that ability with homeowners and many others in modern society. The legend of black mould is strong and it continues to grow. But what is it, really? Getting Technical Technically speaking, what we all know as black mould is actually “stachybotrys chartarum.” This type of mould, often shortened to “SC” is known for infesting materials with a higher than average cellulose content and…

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