Mould Removal & Inspections

What is Mould:

Mould InspectionMould is a natural accruing microscopic fungi that grows indoors and outdoors. Mould produces spores and mycelia very rapidly if the right conditions exist.

Some mould can produce spores that have mycotoxins that can be harmful to health if inhaled.

Mould comes in many colours. Typically common is what appears as black mould growing indoors. Mould grows on many surfaces such as porous items like wood, paint, plaster, drywall, dust, concrete, carpet and insulation, for example. Some moulds produce a musty-like smell such as a wet forest or damp towel. There is visible and hidden moulds; most occur due to high humidity or water issues.

FIVE WAYS MOULD DEVELOPS IN A DWELLING:

  1. Roof leak
  2. Basement Leaks (recent flooding)
  3. Plumbing Leak
  4. Soffit Suffocation in Attics / Lack of Cross-Ventilation
  5. Improper Waterproofing

WHAT DOES MOULD NEED TO BREED?

  1. Water (mould will grow within a 24 hour period on substrates)
  2. Absence of Sunlight
  3. Poor air circulation

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF MOULD EXPOSURE?

  1. Runny and congested nose
  2. Itchy eyes
  3. Tight chest
  4. Persistent cough
  5. Throat soreness
  6. Rashes
  7. Headaches
  8. Sneezing

Long term inhalation of indoor mould spores eventually will lower your immune system. You may need to seek medical attention if these symptoms persist.

WHO IS SUSCEPTIBLE TO MOULD (also applies to some pets):

Although each individual can tolerate mould differently, the following groups should not be exposed to indoor mould:

  1. Children under the age of two
  2. People with respiratory problems
  3. People who suffer from autoimmune deficiency diseases such as Lupus, Aids etc.
  4. People who are allergic to mould
  5. People who had a recent operation and are recovering

WHAT TO DO IF YOU SUSPECT MOULD (MOLD):

Speak with one of out trained mould experts to determine your next step. Our company specializes in determining both the cause and solution to your mould issues. A visual assessment and/or laboratory analysis can be performed to discover hidden mould issues as well. Our inspections can determine the extent, species, spore counts and level of mould growth. Our company is equipped to handle all levels (1, 2 and 3) of remediation.

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