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Good Mold?

6/23/2018 (Permalink)

Mold is a complicated substance because in some cases in can be beneficial and others harmful. Many of us were taught to believe that mold is bad.  Especially us at SERVPRO of Eastern Lake County. And that is because we encounter the mold growth in homes that causes property damage and health issues. But today we are going to discuss some interesting facts about what scientists consider good mold. HOWEVER, mold growing in your home is NEVER a good thing and you need to contact us immediately. 

  • Some mold is good for you. The active ingredient in Penicillin is Penicillium mold. It's effective because it kills many types of bacteria. 
  • Mold is good for your garden. Certain types of mold can speed up decomposition process to help keep soil healthy. 
  • Mold and Mildew are different. They are each a type of fungus but they have several differences. Mildew only grows on surfaces while mold can grow beneath surfaces. Mildew is much easier to remove. 

It's interesting to see that mold can be something beneficial! We are so used to seeing mold cause more damage than good. 

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