Many people use the terms mold and mildew synonymously, substituting one for the other, which causes confusion, because we wonder if they are the same or if there is a difference.
They are the same, but they are different…does that clear things up?
Like so many things in life, they have various similarities and various differences.
Because we know that mold spores exist virtually everywhere, we should each be asking ourselves if we could be living with mold.
Chances are pretty good that each of us comes into contact with mold several times a week, and we probably don’t even realize it. But coming into contact with it isn’t nearly as bad as if we are living with it.
We’re all aware of the many air pollutants we can come into contact with when we are outdoors: smog, smoke, and carbon dioxide.
We’re also aware of the respiratory health issues they can cause us. So as a society we do everything we can to keep the air we breath as clean as possible.
Are we as cautious in our homes?
Benjamin Franklin said: “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”
This is a concept used in countless aspects of our lives, prevent it rather than deal with it.
Nothing could be more true than when you’re talking about mold and mildew. Although they are a part of nature, they’re a part of nature that we don’t want in our homes.