- What is the difference between mould and mildew?
- How do I keep track of non-restorable items after a fire at my business?
- What items do I keep in my possession?
Mildew is a surface fungus that easily develops on cardboard, books and even fabrics. Mildew usually grows in a flat pattern and may appear powdery. Mildew usually starts out white and may later turn to yellow, brown or black. It can usually be treated with a store bought cleaner and scrub brush. Mould is usually fuzzy in appearance and can be many different colours including white, yellow, blue, green, brown, gray and black. Mould will cause structural damage to your property and can cause numerous health issues.
We recommend you make a list of your facility’s items that are deemed non-restorable. You can obtain a form for this purpose from your insurance company. Make a copy for your insurance company and keep one for yourself.
The following items should be kept in your possession: Medications, Cash, Pets, Valuable Jewelry, Stamp/Coin Collections, Checkbooks, Personal Documents, Valuable Artworks, Flammables, Gasoline Cans, Weapons/Ammunition.