How do I get rid of mold and mildew in the basement?

Answer Preventing Mold and MildewClean the basement area and dry up any obvious wet spots with a clean towel or a fan directed at the area. Mold and mildew grow in dampness, and dirt gives the mold food t... Read More »

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How do I treat mold& mildew in a basement?

Distilled White VinegarPour distilled white vinegar on mold and mildew spots throughout the basement. Let the vinegar work on the mold for 15 minutes. Scrub the mold off with an abrasive sponge or ... Read More »

How to Get a Mildew Smell Out of Basement Carpet?

Mold and mildew are attracted to poorly lit, damp, warm places. Basements are a prime place for mold and mildew growth because basements are often dark and poorly aired. If mildew is permitted to g... Read More »

Are mold&mildew the same?

On One Hand: The OriginBoth mold and mildew grow from mold spores. According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), mildew comes from specific molds that grow on fabric-like materials a... Read More »

How do I tell mildew from mold?

MoldDistinguish mold from mildew by color. Mold can be blue or green, red or black. Most molds are harmless though some can be toxic to humans. Mold is a fungus that grows on moist surfaces and dec... Read More »