How Do I Know It's Mold?
If you recently had water damage on your property, or if you experience allergy-like symptoms when you’re at home but not when you leave the house, there’s a chance that you may be dealing with a mold outbreak. As a fungus, mold releases toxic spores into the air. When inhaled, you can experience anything from wheezing to coughing, migraines and even vertigo. Professional mold removal services are the best approach to confirm your suspicions. And while do-it-yourself mold removal in Toronto is an option, it isn’t as effective as having Canada’s Restoration Services remove the contaminant, as our services guarantee the full removal of the fungi.
In most cases mold growth is obvious and can be confirmed with a visible inspection. There are many different types of mold and it can come in a variety of different colours (black, brown, green, white, etc). If left untreated, mold will continue to grow and spread and may become a much more dangerous issue; therefore a certified mold remediation company should be contacted to determine the severity and the best way to remediate. Another way to identify whether it is mold or not, is to have the area tested for mold. An environmentalist can come in and take a swab or perform and air quality test to determine what type of mold and how elevated the mold spores are.
Mold is best identified through your senses: it’s got a specific odour and can appear as dark green, grey or black staining spots on your property. Its smell is best described as stale, musty, and mildewy, resembling that of decaying wood or wet socks. Water damage is a catalyst for mold growth, but dark areas of your home that contain high moisture levels also facilitate mold growth.
Mold Removal Services
Our mold removal services at Canada’s Restoration Services consist of inspecting mold-friendly spaces of your home – the garage, attic, basement and kitchen – to determine the cause of the outbreak and its scope. We take samples of the mold and provide them to a third-party lab for testing to help determine its toxicity. In terms of actual mold removal in Toronto, we follow a careful remediation process that is followed by an air quality test to ensure that the removal is a success.
If you have suspicions about a mold infestation on your property, contact an expert at Canada’s Restoration Services now!