Finding Signs of Mold in The Home
Posted in Mold Removal, on December 16, 2020
It’s not uncommon for mold to go undetected in the home, especially if it’s growing in an area that is concealed or unseen. Even when unnoticed, there are some definite signs that point to the prevalence of mold. Once mold is discovered, expert inspection and removal may be needed.
Homeowners who are in need of mold removal in Toronto should not be looking for an easy fix. This is work that must be done right – from inspection to removal, to restoration. And in serious situations, special precautionary measures must be taken to ensure safety for all occupants.
There are countless species of mold in nature and most of them are harmless. However, toxic species do present health risks like respiratory problems, sinus issues, and even skin irritations. As a rule, a mold outbreak should be removed, if only to prevent the spreading and damage.
Mold Inspection in Toronto
When mold is developing, it’s often “hiding” well out of sight. At some point, there are noticeable signs, and the scope of growth becomes evident. This is when a professional mold inspection is required. Here, it’s important to identify the source of the growth and assess the overall scope.
Unusual Smell from HVAC
One sure sign of mold is a musty smell coming from the HVAC unit (heating and cooling system). In general, these systems are damp and warm – an ideal environment for mold to grow. While controlling humidity levels is helpful, checking the HVAC system annually is a great preventive.
Mold in the Shower / Bath
Traces of mold in the shower or bathtub are most likely harmless. However, if there has been an ongoing plumbing leak (or a recent flood) then the signs of mold growth could be more evident. In fact, the mold may be of a more toxic species. This when an inspection would be worthwhile.
Peeling Wallpaper / Paint
Normal wear and tear on wallpaper and paint can be expected, but abnormalities like bubbling, cracking, or peeling is unusual. These could certainly be a sign of moisture accumulation and therefore a home for mold. It may be necessary to investigate under and behind the materials.
Ongoing Health Symptoms
Sometimes a cold is not just a cold. Ongoing respiratory symptoms could be a sign that indoor air is compromised in some way. For the very young and very old, airborne mold can cause health symptoms from mild to serious. Here again, it’s worth having a professional do an assessment.
Professional Mold Removal
When mold has been discovered, and mold removal is required, it must be done professionally. For mold inspection in Toronto (and mold removal in Toronto) Canada’s Restoration Services employs IICRC Certified technicians with specific experience in mold removal/remediation.
Choosing Canada's Restoration Services
Homeowners who require mold inspection in Toronto (and mold removal in Toronto) can rely on the experts at Canada’s Restoration Services for guaranteed results.
We provide our customers with a Mold Removal Certificate to verify the efficacy of our work, and when necessary, we provide round-the-clock service for emergencies.
Learn more about Canada’s Restoration Services by calling one of our specialists at 1-888-551-0514 or visiting our website at www.canadarestorationservices.com.