White molds that can be found in a home usually have a hairy or fluffy appearance. It generally grows, but is not limited to, on damp wood. These white molds are more often present in cool and humid environments such as basements, crawl spaces and even on walls. Often overlooked, white mold is often mistaken for efflorescence.
Efflorescence is a crystalline deposit of salts often observed on the surface of concrete or brick structures. Efflorescence occurs when water travels through a masonry structure, bringing mineral salts to the surface. When the water evaporates, a white, fluffy structure is left. This growth, although harmless, may seem very similar to the growth of white mold. It is possible to differentiate white mold from efflorescence by spraying water on the affected surface. If the residue does not dissolve, it is white mold. Otherwise, it would have dissolved just like salt in water.
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