Inspection and removal services for mold and mildew is available in Philadelphia. These are fungi - simple microscopic organisms that thrive on a wide variety of surfaces and structures. They need humidity and warmth to survive. They can cause rotting, structural damage, and pose a health hazard. Thus, buildings and building components have to be regularly inspected for mold and mildew infestations. If they are present, the struicture needs to be treated chemically to kill them before they can damage anything. Steps also need to be taken to eliminate the extranous sources of humidity and moisture, such as plumbing leaks, flooding or sewage backups. Cleaning chemicals include disinfectants, chlorine based bleach, and soap.