How to Keep Ceiling Tiles Safe From a Mold Outbreak
Posted in Mold Removal, on May 10, 2021
Once mold has found its way into ceiling tiles it can be much more than just an eyesore. Whether at home or in an office environment, there could be potential health hazards for all occupants. The most important thing is to determine if there are health and safety concerns and if professional mold removal is necessary.
If you’re noticing questionable stains or unusual patterns on the ceiling tiles, it’s probably time to investigate the situation. It’s simply essential to find out the nature of stains, especially if there’s a mold outbreak, and it’s especially time-sensitive if it happens to be black mold. For mold removal in Toronto, this would be a project best left to experts.
Why mold is found in ceiling tiles?
Ceiling tiles are typically made of porous material. It means that they absorb moisture easily, which is exactly the conditions mold needs to grow. A water leak could be the reason for moisture to accumulate in the ceiling tiles. Or it could be condensation collecting from the HVAC system. Whatever the reason, the combination of ceiling tiles and moisture is a recipe for mold growth.
Signs that mold is in ceiling tiles
If there are water stains showing up on your ceiling tiles, water is coming from somewhere and will eventually provide an environment for mold to thrive. The actual signs of mold will vary depending on the extent of an outbreak and the type of mold (especially black mold). The key is to have an expert inspection of the tiles to determine if mold is growing and what to do about it.
What to do when mold is identified
Once mold has been identified, it should be removed (especially if it’s black mold). At Canada’s Restoration Services, in-house mold technicians are IICRC Certified and follow strict guidelines for safe, effective remediation. This is work that must be done professionally and CRS employs a comprehensive approach to removal and remediation. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed.
Preventing mold from reoccurring
Once a mold outbreak has been properly remediated, the number one rule for preventing another outbreak is to keep air moisture and humidity levels low. If necessary, a dehumidifier can be used to keep things under control. More than that, air in a home or office should flow freely, and air circulation should be ensured throughout the day, from season to season, winter and summer.
For Guaranteed Mold Removal in Toronto Count on Canada's Restoration Services
In Toronto, and throughout the GTA, Canada's Restoration Services provides a wide range of mold remediation services. This includes professional black mold removal for both residential and commercial customers.
When mold testing is necessitated, CRS employs a 3rd party lab to ensure objective and impartial results. This becomes very important for identifying mold species that can pose health dangers to residents and/or occupants.
For comprehensive mold removal (and black mold removal) customers in the GTA can visit our company website at www.canadarestorationservices.com or call Canada’s Restoration Services directly at 1-888-551-0514.