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Mildew

Homeowner Use and Maintenance Guidelines

Mildew is a fungus that spreads through the air in microscopic spores. They love moisture and feed on surfaces or dirt. On the siding, they look like a layer of dirt. These microorganisms can cause adverse effects on our health. Mildew can cause sore throat, coughing, wheezing, burning eyes, stuffy nose, and even skin rash for some people. Being exposed to these organisms may severely impact those who have allergies and asthma, as well as people who have a low immune system. Having said all this, it is crucial to keep your house away from mildews. To determine whether you are dealing with mildew or dirt, wipe the surface with a cloth or sponge dampened with bleach. If the bleach causes the surface to lose its dark appearance, you most likely see mildew.

Problems related to pests should always be addressed by a professional. You may contact us to help you get trusted service providers. 

If you don't have problems with mildew, best to prevent it, and here are some things you can do:

1. Place a dehumidifier in your home. Prevent any mildew build-up by keeping indoor humidity levels between 30-50%.

2. Don't store things in the basement or attic that are known to accumulate moisture or dampness.

3. Keep your bathroom dry as much as possible. Keep the door of the bathroom open after showering. It could help a lot.

4. Keep your tub waterproof as much as possible by sealing bathroom grout lines every year if you have tiling.

Parasol Limited Warranty Guidelines

We will remove any mildew noted during the orientation. Parasol warranty excludes mildew.