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Most experts recommend getting drain cleaning services at least once a year to clear out any of the dirt, debris and contaminants that may be stuck within your plumbing. Regular drain cleaning services can help you get rid of mould or mildew that may be growing in your home. While you’re not likely to find mould or mildew within the plumbing themselves, leaky plumbing can create humid environments that are perfect breeding grounds for microbes.
During the drain cleaning service in Myrtle Beach, SC, you will receive a video inspection of the condition of your plumbing. This video inspection can tell you a lot about the condition of your plumbing. It can detect leaks and cracks, as well as rusted regions.
Once you’ve detected a leak, you can follow the leak to see whether there is any mold or mildew growing nearby. These types of microbial growth should be eliminated as soon as possible for the safety of your family and home. Some plumbing companies can Even use the video inspection from the drain cleaning service to help you detect where the mold and mildew may be hiding in your home. From the video inspection that comes with the drain cleaning service, they’ll be able to go out of leaks and cracks to examine the interior structure of the home.
The Difference Between Mold and Mildew
Although mold and mildew may sound very similar, they’re very different things. Both of these microbes are fungi and require a lot of moisture, air and food to thrive. They can grow anywhere with a temperature between 41 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit. The only way that you can effectively remove mold and mildew from your home is to keep it as dry as possible. This means that you’ll need to patch up any leaks that are present in your plumbing and also clean up any water messes that are around.
Those who fail to take any action will run the risk of exposing them to a health hazard. More than mildew can cause irreplaceable damage to your health. Those who have existing health conditions will be more vulnerable. They may experience more symptoms or they may experience more severe symptoms.
Mildew is considered the less problematic and severe of the two. These types of microbial growth are less likely to become health hazards. Mildew is usually characterized as greyish white or brown powder. You will usually find them on the surface of different types of materials, and they essentially look like flour. This type of fungi is more likely to grow on living organic material, like leather, wood or paper, so if you have wooden floorboards, you’ll want to keep an eye out for this type of fungi.
Although mildew is considered the less problematic fungi of the two, it can still cause a whole host of health concerns. Many people have had severe allergic reactions to mildew.
The good news is that mildew is easily killed with either bleach or vinegar. It doesn’t spread as easily as mold, so, in theory, you should be able to get rid of this quite easily. After you’ve patched up the leaks and cracks discovered from the drain cleaning service inspection, the mildew will not continue to spread much at all.
Unlike mildew, mold is much more difficult to get rid of. It grows really quickly, and can produce spores within 24 to 48 hours. These spores are considered to be tremendous allergens and can easily irritate the human body. In fact, mold can cause serious health problems. Those with respiratory conditions are particularly susceptible to the effects of mold.
Mold looks significantly different from mildew. Unlike mildew, which has a powdery white texture, mold often looks like a dark mass. Some people even mistake it for dirt. The colours can range anywhere from black to dark green to even bright red. You’ll also notice a very offensive odor coming from the mold. It could smell like sewage or it could just give off a very musty smell. Either way, the odor is usually quite prominent and difficult to ignore. You’ll notice it spread throughout your entire home.
Mold can also cause significantly more damage than mildew to the structure of your home. It can easily eat away at Wood and drywall. On top of all of that, the spores can easily make their way into porous materials. At which point, it’s incredibly difficult to remove. You also need to make sure that you get a video inspection regularly to prevent mold from forming again. Once mold has developed ones, it’s much easier for it to spread the second time around.
Get Drain Cleaning Service in Myrtle Beach, SC from Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach
If you haven’t gotten drain cleaning services recently, give Benjamin Franklin Plumbing of Myrtle Beach a call. We are one of the most reputable companies in Myrtle Beach, SC. Our licensed technicians provide a wide range of plumbing services, from drain cleaning services to water heater installations.
During our video inspections, we will assess each and every part of your plumbing to determine whether there are any problems that need to be addressed immediately. If there are leaks and cracks, we can further explore the situation to determine whether the excess water has resulted in mold or mildew growth. Our video inspections can look at structural areas that can be difficult to reach. You can use this information to get a contractor to help you remove the microbial growth.
Schedule a cleaning with us at your convenience. If you have any questions surrounding getting your drains cleaned or any other plumbing questions, you can reach out to us as well. One of our licensed technicians will get back to you as soon as you can, and even walk you through the different solutions that are available. Our goal is to make plumbing as simple and easy as possible for you.