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Mold and fungus are commonly used interchangeably but each has distinct characteristics that make them different from each other. Regardless of their differences, both are known to be harmful for our health and home. That's why homeowners are a little particular in removing them. So, what’s the difference between the two? Here at Markham Services, we have put together this article so you can easily spot, differentiate, and eliminate molds and fungus in your home. Where Do They Come From? The difference between mold and fungus is best understoo…

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Mold can be bothersome. Its growth can be a health hazard to both humans and animals and can cause damage to the building structure. Mold usually grows on damp surfaces, including houseplants. If you see patches of powdery substance on your houseplant, it is most likely mold. It is important that you remove the mold on your household plant and treat it before it causes health, sanitation and building issues later. So, we’ve put together some tips on how to remove this nuisance and keep your plant alive. Why Mold Grows on Houseplants Mold is a t…

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Black mold can lower your home’s air quality, harming your health. This is because it can prompt some allergic reactions, especially in people with mold allergies. Some toxic molds can even cause severe damage to your body’s immune system. It’s already bad enough to have black mold growing in places like your bathroom or basement, but what if mold starts growing in your air conditioner? Luckily, in this article, you’ll learn how to prevent it, and what to do in case you do find it in your HVAC system and any AC units. Does Black Mold Pose Any…

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If you’re planning a long vacation, mold prevention is something that may not be on your mind. But if no one is attending your home while you’re on vacation, it’s possible that you’ll come home to mold growth. Mold can grow within 48 to 72 hours after a certain area is exposed. What’s more, it can quickly spread to other areas of your home, and it’s possible that it could affect your entire house. If you don’t want to come home to a mold problem, we at Markham Services have put together these simple tips before you go on vacation and while yo…

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Since early detection and treatment of mold are so important, we frequently rush cleaning products to any questionable areas. Some of them, though, end up being nothing more than dust. It could also happen the other way around, and you fail to spot a mold that could be dangerous. Knowing how to tell the difference between dust and mold is crucial knowledge for every homeowner because they frequently resemble one another. There are various ways to distinguish between them, though. In this guide prepared by Markham Services, we will explain the…

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