Mold Inspections and Safe Mold Removal and Mold Remediation
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Mold Removal can be harmful to you and the people around you and we take that very seriously. We follow all industry guidelines and do not cut corners. We are fully licensed, trained, certified and have environmental pollution liability.
- An inspection needs to be performed to identify the source of the mold and the process to remove the mold.
- If necessary, bring in a third party to perform an air quality test or mold test
- Provide an in depth scope of work for safe mold removal and remediation
- Perform the mold remediation based on scope of work and guarantee clearance
- Third Party clearance
- Bring in the construction department to return your property back to its original state.
If you believe that your property may be affected by mold, don’t wait, give Canada’s Restoration Services a call. We have 24/7 trained staff to handle all your needs. 1-888-551-0514
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Our Mold Removal/Mold Remediation Services Include:
- Free Mold Inspections
- Attic Mold Removal
- Basement Mold Removal
- Cold Room/Cold Storage Mold Removal
- Crawlspace Mold Removal
- Kitchen Mold Removal
- Bathroom Mold Removal
- Bedroom Mold Removal
- Drywall Mold Removal
- Plaster Mold Removal
- Ceiling Mold Removal
- Window Mold Removal
- Concrete Mold Removal
- Foundation Mold Removal
No matter how big, or how small we can help!
We proudly serve all the major cities surrounding Toronto, GTA, Ottawa, Montreal, Edmonton, Calgary and Vancouver.
Q. Why Does Mold Grow?
A. Mold is everywhere in our environment and most of the time is unseen to the human eye; but when it is given the right conditions, it will start to form and become visible.
Mold needs three things to grow:
- A home to grow – any organic material (ie. wood, fabrics)
- A water source
- And lack of air flow.
When given these three characteristics, mold will start to grow.
Q. How fast can mold grow?
A. It does not take much time at all for mold to grow. Once given the proper conditions mentioned above, it can grow as quickly as 24 hours.
Therefore, it is extremely importation that if you have experience a water damage or a flood to get it cleaned up as quickly as possible. Secondary Damages such as mold growth will occur if not.
At Canada’s Restoration Services, not only are we experts in Mold Removal, but in Water Damage Cleanup as well. We know the proper steps to take to ensure that the damaged areas are dried properly to prevent secondary damages.
Q. Is all mold harmful?
A. Everyone reacts to mold different, certain people have more of a sensitivity to mold than others; so this question all depends on the individual person.
There are certain types of mold that are more harmful than others; however, if mold spores become too elevated, any type can affect the human body. One of the more harmful molds is “Stachybotrys” or “Toxic Black Mold” – this type of mold should not be present in any living space.
Q. Can mold exist even if I can’t see it?
A. The answer is yes and as previously mentioned, mold is everywhere. Mold spores as smaller than dust particles so are unable to be seen by the human eye.
The issue lies when the mold spores inside our living environment become higher than that to what it is our environment. High elevations of mold can cause it to start growing and have health affects to ones body.
Q. How do I know if there are elevated mold spores in my home?
A. If mold has started to grow in your home, then that is a first sign that there could be elevated mold spores in the air. However; the only way to know 100% is to have mold testing done.
Air Quality Testing will be necessary to identify this. It pulls actual samples from the air and analyzes what it is in. A full report is given to you which outlines not only if there is elevated mold but also what types.
Q. Does a musty smell in my home mean mold?
A. A musty earthy smell can mean that there is mold as well as water; both being present is not a good sign. To determine if it is related to water or mold is to have air quality testing done and moisture readings.
Q. Can I remove mold myself?
A. Some molds are safe for you to remove yourself but it is best to consult a mold removal specialist first; the last thing you want is to cross contaminate your home with mold spores. Once mold has been disturbed it becomes airborne and can travel throughout other area’s of your home.
Q. Who should remove mold?
A. Hiring the right company is extremely important when it comes to safe mold removal. The company must be certified and trained with the knowledge and experience as well as insured.
At Canada's Restoration Services, we have dedicated staff that work around the clock you can help identify whether an inspection is necessary or it is safe for you to clean yourself.
All our technicians are certified and training and follow all industry guidelines when it comes to safe mold removal.
Health Symptoms related to Mold Growth
Mildews and molds are omnipresent. Mold spores are the units of life, which is the same to the seeds of plants. These spores are floating around in the air and making their way straight to your home. Molds are types of fungal species that propagates in a form that is called hyphae. The hyphae are basically transparent, therefore the mycelium appears to be very fine, cottony white threads on the surface. Thus, this kind of fungus does not only endanger your properties but also your health. It can be highly dangerous once inhaled as it can sit inside the body and cause various types of diseases. Mold spores density increases within an indoor environment. This means that even though the spores may not be active, the air will become unhealthy. This can start to affect the respiratory track if inhaled and cause worsen allergies.
Mold related health symptoms:
- Irritations: skin, throat, eyes and nose
- Coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath
- Allergic Reactions
- Worsen asthma symptoms
- More severe symptoms can be respiratory and lung issues.
The extent of health symptoms are based per individual, type of mold and severity / extent of mold. Those that are more susceptible to mold symptoms are;
- Young individuals below the age of 5; children and infants
- Elderly individuals above the age of 55
- Woman who are pregnant
- Those with allergies to dust and mold spores
- Those with asthma
- Those with weakened immune systems
How Fast does mold grow?
When mold spores enter your home, they are not going to grow readily, but risk is there; it is like having to live with a sleeping demon, which could be waken at any time. Mold will start to grow when it finds the right conditions to grow: the presence of nutrients, moisture, and temperature. This will start the mold reproduction through its life cycle.
Here is the process for mold growth in your home:
- Hyphal Growth: the hyphae look-like a thread filamentous cells, which produces enzymes that absorb nutrients and degrade from a substrate, like cellulose, organic debris, wood, and almost any kind of carbon that contain material involving the human skin. Once the nutrition is obtained, the hyphae grow into mycelium, the main body of fungus that is visible.
- Spore Formation: it is the spores created on the ends of hyphael cells. The spore formation is dependent on different environmental factors involving oxygen levels, light, temperature, and the available nutrients.
- Spore Dispersal: once the spores are created, it is freed into the air and transported elsewhere to start the germination process and growth again. The mold spores are very durable and resistant, as they can be dormant for numerous years in both hot and dry surroundings.
- Spore Germination: After the spores are dispersed towards a new place and when the right conditions exist, nutrient availability and moisture, the spore will start to germinate into new hyphael cell.
As soon as the process begins, mold will grow very fast. Mold can grow within 24-48 hours after given the right conditions to live in. It is hard believe that a small mold spore can be responsible for such large mold colonies. If mold is left untreated, it can be responsible for serious damages to your property, therefore upon first signs of mold growth you need to call a professional.
Hiring the Right Mold Removal Company
Mold removal is the only thing that will be able to help you in making your home free from mold. Removal of mold needs to be performed by a licensed firm. A firm must be experienced and trained, and follow strict guidelines for removing mold. Insurance for this is necessary, and not many companies are acquiring such insurance, so ensure whichever company you hire is able to provide you this information.
Not all home inspectors are trained in inspecting and determining mold; same goes for general contractors. If your home inspector or contractor thinks they have found mold, contact a professional mold removal company. They will be able to identify if mold exists and properly quote and scope on safe mold removal.
When a mold inspection is being performed and the scope of work is not clear or bigger than what has been anticipated, then the involvement of a third party environmentalist may be necessary. Mold testing or air sampling is also necessary when determining if the mold spores have spread to other areas of your indoor environment. This is extremely important as it can identify if the air quality in your home is healthy for you and your loved ones. Molds are microscopic and without performing air testing, it would be impossible to determine whether there are any unwanted mold spores in your home. A third party hygienist/ environmentalist is needed to perform the air quality testing and make a detailed report with the scope of work that is needed to follow. We are stressing the “3rd party” noted above. The company provided the mold removal service should not be performing the test as this becomes a conflict of interest. The report provided by the 3rd party will give the following information:
- The levels of mold within your controlled environment (usually taken outside your property).
- What types of mold are present in the areas of concern
- The levels of mold that are present in the areas of concern
- Which areas are elevated
- Scope of work required to remediate and remove of the elevated mold
There are various factors influencing the process of mold remediation and mold removal. Factors such as the type of mold, contamination degree, presence of the compromised people and the area of your house in which the growth exists. These are defining how the process of mold removal must be carried out. Mold remediation is classified under three conditions; Levels 1, 2 and 3.
- Condition 1 : Non-Visible Mold – Standard / Normal
- Condition 2 : Non-Visible Mold - elevated
- Condition 3 : Visible Mold – elevated
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Once the detail report has been provided to you, now a professional mold removal company must be contacted to bring your property back to a healthy state.
Molds are very harmful to your health and properties, therefore, a certified mold remediation company must be contacted to deal with the mold removal. The method of its removal can be daunting if it has already spread in wide area of your assets. It is very important to understand the source of the mold growth and identify how this will be fixed to ensure that after the mold removal, the mold will not return. The removal of mold cannot be accurately quoted through the phone. A proper inspection is important in determining the source, scope of work to remove the mold, and costs associated.
During the inspection, pictures and all pertinent information will be collect and provided to you in a scope of work along with the estimate. It will break down step by step what the process will entail.
It is very important that you do not try to tackle mold removal yourself without contacting a mold removal company. Any mistake that you commit on the process of cleaning mold can increase the level of its existence in your house. Instead of saving your property and money, you have been the reason for cross contamination and risk further damage to your property and family health.