Mold is defined as a small fungi growing on animal or vegetable matter, most often appearing like a fuzz type coating, caused by dampness or decay.
As we all know, mold will develop on drywall, wood, cardboard and any other cellulose based medium. This is especially common in areas of the home that are prone to darkness and dampness such as bathrooms, kitchens, and basements. Mold requires certain conditions to grow; darkness, lack of air circulation, moisture, and a food source (cellulose) to thrive. Some common signs you should look for mold growth are:
- Condensation from high humidity and poor ventilation
- Steam in bathrooms and kitchens
- Water leaks or flooding
Ignoring mold can lead to a lengthy list of potential health concerns. There is a direct correlation between dampness and mold in your home and increased:
- Throat, nose, and eye irritations
- Phlegm build-up accompanied by coughing
- Shortness of breath or wheezing
- Asthma symptoms
- Allergy type reactions
These health concerns can be especially serious for infants, children, and the elderly who may have compromised respiratory systems. Detecting mold early on may prevent illness from happening.
The discovery of mold can cause distress for homeowners however while mild is unwanted in your home it can be safely removed by properly trained professionals who follow the proper protocols and safety measures.
Canada’s Restoration Services has experienced and educated mold remediation project managers and technicians to ensure that protocols are followed and that the health and safety of the homeowners and their families are the top priority.
Allow us to walk you through the process so that you fully understand what we are doing, why we follow the process and the safety measures implemented to protect you and your family.
Once you place a call to our office, we will set up a time and day to meet with you and assess the scope of the mold problem. Our fully trained project manager will also assist in not only identifying the source (why is the old there), but offer solutions to ensure that the mold does not return.
Your project manager will determine the scope of the problem and how Canada’s Restoration Services can safely remove the current mold. To ensure the mold does not recur the underlying cause of the mold will also be addressed and suggestions on how to eliminate the source will be provided. Removing one of the three mold sources will help to ensure the mold does not return.