Does Mold have a smell?
Is there a difference between mildew and mold?
There is, in fact, a difference between mold and mildew. Mildew is a term used to refer to specific types of fungus and molds. It is also generically used to refer to the growth of mold on a flat surface. The term mold, on the other hand, is used to refer to all species of microscopic fungi. These fungi grow in what is known as multicellular filaments which are called hyphae.
It is important to note that all molds can thrive of organic matter. Organic matter includes leather, walls, ceilings and clothing items. This can be especially seen in homes where there has been very little moisture management. When taking a look at molds it is important to know that there are many species of molds each with the ability to affect a person in different ways. Unaired homes and buildings which are prone to mold growth will have a moldy or musty odor.